Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, describes company policy or strategy that allows employees to use their personally owned devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to access work-related information, software, and applications, while still getting IT support for these devices.
Why is it Important to the IT Professional?
BYOD brings about a lot of benefits to businesses that implement it. For one, it allows their employees to be more flexible and responsive. Plus, employees using a device that they are already familiar with can also free up IT resources and cut IT costs. But there is still a need to effectively manage personal devices used in business to mitigate security risks.