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Rolling Out a New COPE Program for Your Employees

By Billy Howes on Sep 3, 2021

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. 

Topics: Managed Mobility Services sourcing implementations mobile enterprise mobility COPE mobile usage management support retail
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The Advantages of COPE: How Your Enterprise Can Save in a Corporate-Owned Program

By Billy Howes on Jul 16, 2021

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. 

Topics: Managed Mobility Services managed services mobility mobile enterprise mobility COPE wireless expense management mobile usage management rate plan optimization savings
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5 Things to Consider Before Deploying a BYO Strategy

By Billy Howes on Jul 15, 2021

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 implicationsThe 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)
Each type of program has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.  
Topics: Managed Mobility Services implementations managed services mobility mobile enterprise mobility BYOD COPE mobile usage management
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BYOD vs. CYOD vs. COBO vs. COPE: How to Know When to Change or Adjust Your Mobile Strategy

By Marc Straussberg on Mar 30, 2021

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:

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense TEM mobile enterprise mobility telecommunications BYOD COPE CYOD
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The Benefits of a Standard Expense Management Process that Spans Multiple Spend Categories

By David Bliss on Oct 22, 2020

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.

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense cloud expense management mobility TEM mobile enterprise mobility calero-mdsl
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7 Ways Managed Mobility Services (MMS) Drives Success for Your Enterprise

By Calero-MDSL on Mar 23, 2020

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.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense mobility TEM mobile telecommunications mms
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5 Best Practices for Managing Your Mobile Workforce in the Age of COVID-19

By Calero-MDSL on Mar 18, 2020

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.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense mobility TEM mobile telecommunications mms
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Think You Can Live Without Mobile Usage Management and Rate Plan Optimization? Think Again.

By Brian Kielty on Oct 16, 2019

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.

Topics: Technology Expense Management TEM mobile enterprise mobility telecommunications wireless expense management mobile usage management rate plan optimization
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What Enterprises Should Start Thinking About as 5G Moves Toward Becoming a Reality

By Andrew Hartwyk on May 15, 2019

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. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense TEM mobile 5G enterprise mobility telecommunications

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