Especially at a time when enterprise are busy devising BYOD policies, there is this concept of CYOD or choose your own device that is set to introduce new standards of device management.
Owing to the ease of use and better manageability, a number of factors will push CYOD to become the primary adoption model for the enterprise. This process usually involves the enterprise allowing users to select from a small pool of approved company issued devices, usually based on an operating system or two. This is setting new standards of device management within an enterprise ecosystem.
The degree of standardized environments, allows for easier management and security planning for the IT department. Different job profiles would also be eligible for different devices, and some groups may not even qualify to get any company issued gear but instead be given limited access on their own equipment.
Having a limited pool of pre-approved OSes and devices can help IT departments mobilize more business processes and applications. For example, devices would be able to load up work applications based on the user’s profile.
Usually enterprises have a challenge on their hand when they are all using one type of device that the employees did not like that much. They are afraid of the security risks in opening up to BYOD, so in such scenario, CYOD is outlining different OSes and multiple set of different devices that employees could choose from such as smartphones, phablets and tablets.
Big observation comes when weighing between a BYOD and CYOD policy is that in developed markets about 75 percent to 80 percent of devices are Samsung or Apple-branded. That’s compared with emerging markets where such brands will make up only 40 percent and will have more different types of devices and form factors to take into account. Enterprise segment is surely set to embrace further CYOD adoption levels and this makes sense especially in a country like India.