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Will COPE Replace BYOD to Work at Government Agencies?

  • Nextgov, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:25 PM
Despite the fact that Gartner estimates that 38 percent of organizations will ask employees to bring their own devices to work by 2016 and half of employees to do so by 2017, Robert Janssen, founder and chief technical officer of RES Software, thinks that this is approach is too risky for government agencies. Janssen says that due to security reasons, government agencies will opt for a "Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled" approach. COPE is when an agency offers devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets to employees who manage them themselves. In this scenario, it would be ok for employees to check their personal email at work.

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