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TEMIA: BYOD Dos and Donts

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Copyright © 2013 TEMIA P a g e | 2 Executive Summary Increasingly, consumer technology sets the agenda for the workplace. Consumerization of enterprise IT promises to lower costs, increase agility and produce other benefits. In addition, employees are demanding more control of the technology that they use at work through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Choose Your Own Device (CYOD), Corporate Liable Employee Owned, (CLEO) and Corporate Owned Personally-Enabled or COPE programs. Corporate Liable, BYOD, CYOD, CLEO, COPE Defined With Corporate Liable devices the employer is responsible, or liable, for the bills. While this paper focuses on BYOD, it is worth pointing out that some employers are taking a different approach. Instead of abandoning corporate liable programs they are strengthening them. For example, adding a call tagging feature enables employees to identify personal and corporate calls. This information can be used for employee payroll deductions and reimbursement. Call tagging is also critical for Value Add Taxes (VAT). In countries that have VAT taxes, firms need to show that personal use is either not permitted or that private calls are separated from business calls for recapture of VAT taxes. Another approach uses dual SIM devices to differentiate corporate and personal use. In the context of telecommunications, BYOD is any employee device (smartphone, cell phone, tablet, notebook or PC) or application (mobile or cloud based) that accesses corporate networks through the use of telecommunications services. The corporate network includes corporate internets, corporate intranets and carrier services purchased by the corporation, local networks, guest networks or core networks with SIP or VoIP services that are controlled by enterprise, ISDN or next generation MPLS services. Choose Your Own Device or CYOD is similar to BYOD, but employees can only use devices and applications from their employer's approved list. With Corporate Liable Employee Owned or CLEO, employees own the devices, but the employer is responsible, or liable, to pay for monthly service costs. Corporate Owned Personally-Enabled or COPE is the opposite of BYOD. Instead of making corporate functions work on personal devices, COPE enables personal use of company devices for personal activities including social sites, e-mail, calls, etc. Employers provide employees with devices and applications and the company maintains ownership. With this approach, employers are able to leverage volume discounts for purchase of the devices, services and management. The employer also has more control to secure devices.

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