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Don't Let Mobile Phone Number Ownership Place Your BYOD Program on Hold

Published: 11 November 2014

ID: G00271114

Analyst(s): Rich Doheny


Employee-owned phone numbers used for business purposes as part of a BYOD program carry the risk of negative financial and operational business impacts. Mobile operations and BYOD project leaders can use these best practices to evaluate the risk and develop an appropriate mitigation strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Your Need to Own Mobile Numbers Based on Role Requirements
  • Use a Combination of Policy- and Technology-Based Approaches for Retaining Phone Number Ownership
    • Policy-Based Approaches
    • Technology-Based Approaches
  • Encourage Compliance With Policy and Training

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