Acronymopedia: BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), is a term used to describe the trend of employees bringing their own computing devices to work. Laptops, tablets and smartphones, sometimes referred to as the “consumerism of IT”. The intent of BYOD is to enable “anywhere access” to corporate information from devices owned by the employee. Without a well thought out plan from the IT organization, BYOD can expose the corporation (and its customers) to security problems.

BYOD can also be an acronym for “Bring Your Own Destruction”, which refers to the potential chaos a poorly planned policy from corporate management and IT.


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