The Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) is a model in which the organizations or the companies allow its employees to select a mobile of their choice. The employees get the choice on very limited number of options. This is an alternative to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) under which the employees are supposed to use their own mobiles. Under (CYOD) model, the organizations purchase laptops, tablets, computers, and smart phones and issue them to the employees. The employees can use these devices on job as well off job though they do not get the administrative privileges. The employees using these devices can customize them according to their requirement. Any significant changes in the device can take place only after the request is made to the IT department.
The CYOD model is beneficial for the companies as it reduces the administrative burden of managing these devices. The Mobile Application Management can also be done with ease by managing the administrative control over the devices. This model also helps in protecting the data of the organization from internal as well as external threats. This model eases the administrative work of the company and simultaneously keeps the employees contended by providing them with the devices. This business phenomenon has certainly given the organizations more control over the devices as they have access to the company’s data that is being used by the employees. This is a secure option for the company and is safer than the bring Your Own Device.