BlackBerry Vs. Apple Vs. Android: Should the Mainframe Team Know (or Care) What Employees Use?

Erika Morphy shares educated opinions on mobile devices and their security in companies today.

In a world of ever changing technology, and our society’s constant need to be connected with a mobile device, companies are more and more frequently running into issues around personal vs company distributed devices. The majority of companies today take the BYOD approach in which employees provide their own device for work and personal use. Although this is a positive for employees since they only need to keep track of one phone, it can be a challenge for IT and device security due to the multitude of phone and service providers.

An option for companies to improve their mobile security without forcing employees to keep track of multiple devices is to adopt a COPE, or Corporate Owned-Personally Enabled, approach to mobile computing. With a COPE program employees are issued corporate-owned devices but still have full access to use the phone for personal information and applications. This affords IT more control over security of data stored within the device. As the mobile device world grows and develops, the COPE strategy offers a solution that balances the needs of both companies and their employees. Visit the SHARE web site to read the full blog post.