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Volume 2, Issue 10

COPE devices bring big benefits to IT

BYOD quickly created a wild west scenario in many organizations, as employees brought a wide array of mobile devices and operating systems to work. A different ownership model -- corporate-owned and personally-enabled (COPE) -- lets IT have more control over corporate content while still allowing employees to use the apps they want. Here, Philippe Winthrop, mobility strategist at CSC Mobility, a solutions provider based in Tysons Corner, Va., explains how COPE devices can benefit IT and how to handle user privacy concerns. What does modern mobility mean to you? We've been talking about it for ages, but we're finally getting there in terms of what is mobile going to do for an organization beyond … email, contacts and calendar? The location where you are is now irrelevant. It's really being able to have access to whatever tools and information you need, literally at the tip of your fingers. You invented the term COPE. What does the personally enabled part entail for IT? Philippe Winthrop When you're building a strategy around BYOD...

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