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Webopedia IT Term of the Day: What is BYOD?

Mar 30, 2012, 11:01 (2 Talkback[s])
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"BYOD is short for bring your own device.

"1) Consumerization of IT: BYOD is a phrase that has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices ? such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs ? to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network. Today, many consumers expect to be able to use personal smartphones and mobile devices at work which is an IT concern. Many corporations that allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work implement a "BYOD policy" to help IT better manage these devices and ensure network security is not compromised."

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