IT enterprises must keep pace with effective mobile strategy by catering proper calibration and balance among software, hardware and employee alternatives. There is no denying the fact that in the coming future, Internet is going to get accessed on a massive scale through various devices. Thus, rather than taking mobility as an add on capability, organizations have started taking it as a holistic part of IT infrastructure. IT enterprises pursue with adequate BYOD policies which resulted in larger employee productivity and satisfaction. COPE strategy came after BYOD and it enabled to resolve issues regarding security but it also consists of the few challenges that are expected to overcome by CYOD.
The organisations goal is to continually advance and improve security through COPE model and this made it simpler for IT professionals to monitor the devices. It becomes simpler to give assurance regarding security of corporate data. These all minimize the risk of data getting lost and falling into the wrong place.
Privacy issues: According to the researches, privacy seems to be the main issue with COPE model. IT professionals must think crucially regarding fundamentals of their data preservation policies. As the borderline between personal and official lives continues to dissolve, so it is becoming crucial to force individuals to use their mobile for official purposes only. It is impossible for IT departments to monitor the devices that are being used privately by the employees.
Monitoring Network traffic: The release of the massive number of products onto the wireless network have challenged IT managers with the introduction of COPE and BYOD trends. Wireless technology is required to cater the availability and performance that individuals predict from the wired network as it has now become the basic user network. As it has been observed that BYOD has significantly raised bandwidth utilization, security risks and network density. As IT managers are capable of identifying most of the devices on the network so the security issues minimizes when managers decides to go for COPE strategy. The issues that lay worse impact on wireless availability and their performance are resolved by tracking users and the devices that are being used by them.The major advantage of CYOD is that rather than focussing on a multiple number of devices, IT focuses on supporting a limited number of platforms and devices.
Application Control: Enterprises need to look at application control while implementing a CYOD scheme so that they may suggest whether it would allow employees run non business related apps. As speculation runs high, individuals expect that there must be some shift in focus towards maintaining data and security at app level away from standard MDM solutions. Due to certain reasons organizations rather than focussing on Mobile device management are opting for Mobile Application Management. Enterprise mobility market is expected to grow with the increase in the requirement of enterprises for app development, device management and security.
By: Ridhima Gupta
Posted: August 27, 2014, 1:59 pm
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