Corporate-owned personally enabled devices, or “COPE”, is a reemerging trend as enterprises continue to adapt to new ways of working. Where BYOD creates IT management and support complications, as well as security risk, the advantages of COPE programs include lower costs and lower risks. The key factor is that the approach also empowers employees to use these company owned devices for personal activities including social sites, e-mail, and calls, inevitably passing savings along to the employee, as well.
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With all the industry buzz around BYO programs for businesses, it can be hard to know which to choose. With more employees working remotely than ever before, BYO is not going away any time soon, and seems to be growing more in popularity by the day. One device program that is gaining more adopters is what is called COPE, or Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled. As a hybrid between BYOD and Corporate owned device programs, COPE allows employees to use company owned devices for personal activities including social sites, e-mail, and calls while mitigating risks and lowering costs for the employer. This is a win-win for everyone, especially the company because of the hard and soft savings benefits of the program. The company lowers the cost of IT, licensing, security, maintenance, and even the cost of the plans and phones themselves.
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Over two thirds of Americans have a smartphone and almost half have a tablet. With so many devices already in hand, many companies are implementing BYO programs. However, there are many things for a company to consider before electing to go BYO.
First, there needs to be a thorough understanding of the BYO approaches and their implications. The four types of programs companies can choose when dealing with devices and employees:
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
- CYOD (Choose Your Own Device)
- CLEO (Corporate Liable Employee Owned)
- COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled)
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With the number of mobile devices in use worldwide almost even with desktop computers, management of mobile devices becomes more critical than ever. Not just technical management or security management, but financial and liability management as well. There are fundamentally five variables to be considered in all permutations:
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Telecom Expense Management (TEM) has transformed from management of just the telecom expenses to encompass all technology expenses across all spend categories, quickly becoming Technology Expense Management.
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Did you know that 71% of enterprises consider mobility as a top priority to stay ahead of the curve? With the unprecedented growth of mobile devices, including the rise of IoT, there are many key challenges that must be addressed across the enterprise in order to be effective. Check out this infographic to learn how working with the right Managed Mobility Services (MMS) provider can help take the complexity out of mobility and enable your organization to realize its full mobile potential.
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If your business continuity plan calls for an increase in your remote workforce, your organization is likely prioritizing the enablement of employees across the globe with access to corporate networks and data remotely, securely, and efficiently. As organizations rush to support the work from home mandate amid the COVID-19 outbreak, they must be fully prepared to address the unique challenges that mobility presents. If managed incorrectly, remote employees could end up costing organizations more money in unnecessary mobile expenditures, compliance issues and productivity loss. To address these challenges, we’ve put together several best practices to help you successfully navigate and mitigate the potential impacts to your business during this time of uncertainty.
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How much are you spending on mobile communications that you really don’t have to be spending? If you think the answer is “zero” or you really haven’t thought about it much, you may be in for an unhappy surprise. Good news, there are ways to get that number as close to zero as possible.
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The 5G hype-train has left the station. It's probably the hottest tech conversation happening right now. And it's way too premature. There's still a lack of clear understanding of exactly what 5G is or will be capable of delivering.