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Jul 16 2014   12:57PM GMT

Word of the Day: COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled)

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Word of the Day

COPE (corporate-owned personally-enabled) is a business model in which an organization provides its employees with mobile computing devices and allows the employees to use them as if they were personally-owned notebook computers, tablets or smartphones.

Quote of the Day

“Under the COPE model, workers use devices for personal tasks that are within reason, but it’s that ‘within reason’ part that companies have to worry about. On the surface, it might sound like a sensible approach, but trying to get any two people — let alone an entire organization– to agree on what is ‘within reason’ is almost impossible when it comes to personal use.” – Robert Sheldon

Related Terms

BYOD
mobile device management
mobile application management
application sandboxing
secure container
dual persona

Related Tags

Mobile policy and enforcement for consumerization

Required Reading

The next mobility model: COPE challenges BYOD
The corporate-owned, personally enabled (COPE) model aims to give more control without curbing users’ activities on smartphones and tablets.

BYOD or COPE: Which enterprise mobility strategy is right for you?
Learn about the pros and cons of the BYOD and COPE models so you can make an informed decision about which enterprise mobility strategy to implement in your organization.

BYOD alternatives emerge as tablets outship PCs
COPE has emerged as one of the most talked-about BYOD alternatives because it balances the need to secure mobile devices with users’ desire to conduct personal tasks.

Why the COPE model isn’t a slam-dunk alternative to BYOD
This tip is about the challenges of using the COPE model to enable mobility. Challenges include users’ attitudes toward giving IT control of devices and managing the finances.

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