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Introduction

This paper is designed to point organizations to the specific issues that they may face when implementing a mobility strategy – whether BYOD, CYOD, COPE, or COBO – so that they are aware of the various challenges that they might face and, if necessary, are prepared when they consult with their legal teams.

Highlights

  • BYOD behavior has become a fact of life, yet organizations are still struggling to manage it sufficiently.
  • Stipend provisioning and COPE policies are becoming popular ways of respectively embracing and providing a good alternative to BYOD, but attention needs to be paid to the tax implications of such potential benefits in kind.
  • When it comes to corporate mobility policies, enterprises must walk a tightrope, balancing business need, data privacy legislation, and staying on the right side of the taxman. Data privacy and tax regulations vary across the markets covered in this report: the EU, US, Australia, China, Japan, and Brazil. Consequently, organizations operating in these geographies will need to adjust their BYOD, CYOD, COPE, or COBO policies accordingly everywhere they operate.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess the scale of the BYOD trend and the different approaches that enterprises are taking to manage it, or find alternatives.
  • Evaluate the extent to which organizations still need to work on implementing corporate mobility policies.
  • Identify how the differences between data privacy and tax regulations in various key markets have an impact on the type of corporate mobility policies that enterprises implement.

Key questions answered

  • Why is it important to have a corporate mobility policy in place that deals with both employee- and corporate-owned devices?
  • What impact will data privacy and tax regulations have on enterprises trying to implement BYOD, CYOD, COPE, and COBO policies in the EU, US, Australia, China, Japan, and Brazil?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Market context: personal and work life collide on mobile devices

  • BYOD behavior is a fact of life
  • There is still a lot of catching up to do in terms of properly managing BYOD
  • Stipend provisioning is a popular method of formalizing BYOD
  • Whichever mobility option you choose, attention needs to be paid to employee privacy law and tax implications

European Union

  • Enterprise mobility in the EU – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

US

  • Enterprise mobility in the US – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

Australia

  • Enterprise mobility in Australia – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

China

  • Enterprise mobility in China – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

Japan

  • Enterprise mobility in Japan – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

Brazil

  • Enterprise mobility in Brazil – key statistics
  • Data privacy legislation relevant to mobility
  • Tax laws relevant to device provisioning
  • Relevance to BYOD policies
  • Relevance to CYOD / COPE policies
  • Relevance to COBO policies

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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