If you were just getting comfortable with BYOD, brace yourself for new twists and turns. CIOs can expect more devices to enter the enterprise in consumer clothing, real security threats to emerge, new MDM options and much more in 2014.
Can You COPE?
Employees don't really want to pay for their smartphones, tablets and PCs. They just want an easy-to-use device that can be used for both work and personal stuff. It's actually better, of course, if the company foots the bill. Last year, we saw the emergence of the "company-owned, personally enabled" model, called COPE. This year, we expect to see real-world implementations. COPE is a hybrid approach that sits between free-for-all BYOD and traditional company-owned computers that forbade personal use.