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Mobility is currently one of the most important trend topics in the field of IT. To an increasing degree, the principle of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is being replaced with CYCOPED (Choose Your Corporate Owned Private Enabled Device) in terms of its importance within a company. This means that more and more companies are choosing to equip their employees with company-owned devices which can also be used privately.

If the biggest challenge with BYOD is the variety of devices to choose from, then CYCOPED’s is their acquisition and the indispensable policy. Because only if the exact approach is created in advance, namely the mobility policy, can the high acquisition costs be compensated for on the basis of prior planned purchasing of the devices and via clear costs for MDM and for the development of apps.

Numerous providers of mobile device management systems are trying to outbid each other in terms of the number of features that their specific solutions offer. The use of tools may take you from A to B in terms of the topic of mobility, but not always to the strategic corporate goal.

In an era of growing flexibility and mobility, the requirements attributable to IT departments are also continuously growing. In addition to company-owned mobile end devices, more and more employees are also using private smartphones and tablets etc. for their daily work. This multi-device working environment has created brand new challenges for IT departments:

  • Safety and compliance: Controlled access has to be possible at all times, unauthorised access should not be made possible, however. The company regulations are to be monitored at all times. In the event of the theft of a device or if an employee leaves the organisation, the targeted deletion of data is required under all circumstances.
  • Applications and company documents: In addition to email and company applications, access to a wide variety of documentation and apps is also to be enabled. In this respect, a strict separation between the private and commercial spheres is to be ensured. Appropriate guidelines have to be specified and best practice defined.
  • Integration in business processes: The integration in the existing IT service management environment and the incorporation in the asset, contract and licence management enables cost reports and investment analyses. Linking with the service desk and the self-service portal provides for a rapid support and the automated provision of IT services.

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