What Is BYOD?

MDM fits in well with today’s modern workplace. Your organization may be hybrid, with full- and part-time employees and contract workers. How can you ensure that everyone has the devices and apps they need to complete their work?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an IT policy of allowing employees to use their personal devices to access business data and applications at work. The top drivers for this trend are user satisfaction, increased productivity, and potential savings on device acquisition and maintenance.

Another approach to manage consumer devices at work is COPE, or Corporate-Owned, Personally-Enabled. It is an IT governance model in which a company provides devices to employees and lets them use the devices both on and off the job.

Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) is an example of COPE, in which an organization allows people to select the mobile devices they would like from a limited, pre-determined number of options.


Benefits of BYOD and COPE

  • Employee satisfaction: Your employees are more satisfied and productive when given a choice of device.
  • Cost savings: Gain cost savings by reducing investment and maintenance costs. Users can now carry one device as opposed to one for work and one for personal use.
  • Increased productivity: Embrace innovation and mobilize your employees, as work can be done anytime, anywhere.


MDM enables these IT policies in two important ways:

Separate business and personal apps

Ensure privacy by separating business data from personal data. Make sure your business contacts and other data doesn’t leak through a user’s personal apps, and enforce a separate passcode for unlocking the business profile.

Easy device setup

With zero-touch setup, you can have business apps and configurations easily set up on any number of devices when the device is taken out of the box and powered on for the first time.