How should you COPE with mobile devices?

  • The increased use of smartphones for personal and business is driving debate over how companies should handle mobile devices in the workplace.

  • IDC has examined mobile-device strategies in the healthcare and financial industries.

Today’s user-friendly mobile devices and applications make “mobile first” common behavior in business and everyday life.

This constant connectivity can increase worker productivity, but also can bring work-life balance problems. And the proliferation of smartphones and applications for both personal and business use is driving the debate over device ownership and which model companies should follow. Should employees be allowed to connect their personal devices to the company network—a policy called bring your own device (BYOD)? Or should they be able to use company-owned equipment for personal purposes (corporate-owned, personally enabled, or COPE)?

These issues—on top of security, privacy, and cost issues—give healthcare and financial organizations plenty to think about when selecting enterprise mobility management solutions.

Recent whitepapers from IDC share how the healthcare and financial services industries are optimizing their mobile-device strategies for success. Download The Healthcare Industry: Embracing BYOD for Success and Financial Services: Optimizing BYOD Strategies for Success. And learn how mobility offerings like AT&T Mobile Work Platform and BYOD solutions can empower innovation in your business.

Asmara Hadi Director of Business Marketing AT&T About Asmara