Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.


Company device

Company device

Company-owned device

In terms of enterprise mobility, a company-owned device is a mobile device that is procured by a company and made available to employees either for purely professional use or for mixed private and professional use.

The characteristic feature is that the mobile device, usually a laptop, tablet or smartphone, remains the property of the issuing company during the period of use and thereafter—unless the company decides to rent the mobile device. Company devices touch on far-reaching employment law, data protection and security issues.

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