BYOD – Mobility Strategien with GEMA

The security risks in endpoint device management can be minimized using MDM solutions and by using company-provided devices. However, there are also other strategies for using mobile devices in the company. As part of the Mobility Strategy, all the advantages and disadvantages of the strategies described here should be considered carefully in order to select the best approach in terms of security, compatibility of the IT infrastructure, and the costs. For this purpose, GEMA will initially assess the current status of Enterprise Mobility in your company and will show you the most suitable approach based on various analyses and the evaluation of your needs in a workshop. The BYOD approach, in particular, is currently being adopted by many companies.

BYOD Definition (Bring Your Own Device)

The trend and the tendency of employees to use their private devices for business purposes often forces companies to integrate the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy into their mobility strategy. BYOD means that employees may use their private devices for work, e.g., to access the company’s network and internal information. This strategy indeed brings certain risks, which can be mitigated by separating private and business apps, for example. This is described by the term Mobile Application Management (MAM). That being said, the BYOD strategy also has the advantage that the company does not have to bear such high costs for the purchase of the devices, and that users are fully familiar with their own devices so that they can work efficiently and effectively. Due to the discussion about Bring Your Own Device in schools, this approach is becoming more and more popular and is increasingly being discussed

BYOD and More Mobility Strategy

In addition to the BYOD solution, there are other strategies that are aligned with this principle to some extent. GEMA has summarized all essential information for you:

More Mobility Strategy – the COPE approach

Yet another mobility strategy refers to the use of company-owned end devices, which can also be enabled by the company for private use. The so-called COPE approach (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled) represents a compromise to BYOD and is an option for the company to drive forward the standardization of the internal IT infrastructure, since only suitable devices are selected by the company. On the other hand, this strategy is also accompanied by high financial costs, because the equipment for the employees must be provided by the company, which can lead to high investments for new purchases.

According to the Deloitte study “Mobile Readiness for Work 2019“, which surveyed around 2000 employees from various industries and business sectors, only 20% of those surveyed said they had a smartphone provided by their employer, despite 51% of them using a mobile device for work.

GEMA offers a detailed monthly accounting per device to spread these costs over the year and to ease the burden on the company’s internal IT department.

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More Mobility Strategy – the CYOD Approach

Choose your own device (CYOD) is hidden behind this acronym and offers another subtype of the BYOD approach. The company’s strategy is to provide employees with a selection of mobile devices. Employees are free to choose their own end device and, depending on company policy, can use it for private use as well. This approach has the advantage of increasing employee satisfaction by allowing them to choose their own device, as well as increasing productivity with the mobile device.

Find the best solution with your partner GEMA

Regardless of which strategy suits your company best, GEMA as your partner for Managed Mobility Services can help you to reduce administration costs, increase security and save resources. We provide comprehensive advice and assist you in finding the best solution. You can also learn more about Hosting the EMM environment from us.

Contact us now to arrange a consultation appointment!

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