BYOD, CYOD, COPE, COBO, BYOA – if you're new to the various acronyms around enterprise mobility, it can seem like an impenetrable forest of jargon. So we made it plain and simple for employers to assess the pros and cons of each for their specific type of organisation.
When planning and implementing a mobility strategy it's not always a case of one-size-fits-all for everyone across an organisation. Many adopt a mix of those explained below (BYOD, CYOD, COPE and COBO), applying different rules to different teams and employees depending on a combination of factors. It's also important to be aware of international law relating to privacy in different countries and how that might limit employees' use of mobile. But with that in mind, here is some guidance to get you started.