In previous #MobileMonday posts, we’ve explored the stakeholders critical to the success of a mobile strategy in your organization. The next step is understanding the terminology. With increasing demands for flexibility there are an increasing number of solutions available, adding to the confusing list of acronyms.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – any device – including smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. – or applications that an employee owns and uses at work that connects to the corporate network and / or accesses corporate data.
Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) – like BYOD, but employees must select from a list of employer-approved devices and applications
Consumerization of IT (consumerization) – the introduction of “consumer” technology, including devices, applications, and services, to the enterprise environment
Corporate Liable Employee Owned (CLEO) – the employee owns the device, but the enterprise holds responsibility in terms of liability and payment for the voice and / or data services
Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) – employers provide the device and applications and maintains ownership and liability; however, employees can use the device for personal use. Employers can leverage volume discounts for devices and services and maintain control over security.