Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is also known as "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) and "Bring Your Own Phone" (BYOP). BYOD refers to the increasing trend among employees to bring their own mobile devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets, into the workplace to access and use company data and applications. Many believe that BYOD increases productivity because it is more convenient and allows employees to feel secure in the devices that they use at work. In addition, many also view BYOD as making a company more attractive for job seekers.

As the use of mobile devices grows in our daily lives, employees have begun to expect the same personalized experience in the workplace. Rather than continuing to use the desktop computers or other devices that their company provides, employees prefer to utilize their own mobile devices in all aspects of their lives. This allows employees to always use a system that they feel comfortable with, which can provide a more positive and enjoyable work experience.

With the growing demand for personalized mobile devices in the workplace, IT workers began to develop solutions for the management of the corporate functions of these devices. This has emerged in the form of enterprise mobile management (EMM). A major concern of EMM is the security of private corporate information. BYOD leads to greater potential for security breaches, as it is easy for a mobile device to be lost or stolen and accessed by the recipient of the device. This has lead to greater security measures, such as encryption, password protection, and the remote ability to wipe and lock a device if it becomes compromised.