CYOD Policies Introduce Variety Into The Company-Issued Mobile Device Process
Many companies have drawn a line in the sand and either decided to offer company-issued devices to their employees or to support a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. But there is a third option that companies need to consider if going only company-issued or fully embracing BYOD is a problem. Choose your own device (CYOD) is meant to be a sort of compromise between the business and employees, and there’s a chance it could supplant BYOD and company-issued device policies as the primary mobile device provisioning model.
CYOD vs. BYOD
Michael Battista, senior manager at Info-Tech Research Group, says that CYOD is meant to be a middleground between “freefor-all” BYOD policies on one end and “locked-down company-issued devices on the other.” The difference between CYOD and company-issued device policies is rather simple, because instead of just handing out one type of device to employees, you give them a few options to choose from.