We know mobile devices are must-have tools for your end users and they’re growing more accustomed to having options when it comes to picking their corporate-connected mobile devices. Two end user mobile enablement strategies seem to be leading the pack: BYOD (bring your own device) and CYOD (choose your own device). BYOD, of course, involves end users providing their own device(s) from a virtually unlimited set of possibilities and connecting it to the corporate network and resources. CYOD, on the other hand, involves end users selecting their soon-to-be corporate-connected mobile devices from a defined list of devices that IT supports and can have more control over. The idea being that the burden on you is lessened because you don’t have to be prepared to manage every mobile device under the sun.

 

So we’re curious, has your organization settled on one of these strategies over the other? If so, we’d love to hear about your first-hand experience implementing either of these policies—or a hybrid approach—into your organization, and how your company arrived at the decision to go the route they did. If you have implemented a CYOD policy, what benefits have you seen? Was it successful or did your employees revolt and turn to smuggling in their own devices anyway? I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback.

 

And if you haven’t already taken our BYOD vs. CYOD poll, you can find it here.