First BYOD, then BYOA: is COPE the tipping point?

‘Bring your own device‘ is a phrase whose acronym BYOD has gained wide recognition in business, large businesses especially. Apart from the genuine business pros and cons surrounding the idea of employees bringing their own computers, phones, tablets, etc, to the workplace – and using them for work – it reflects many of the profound changes underway in the workplace where employee empowerment now touches one of the final bastions of organization control: IT. When I wrote about this recently, it was in the context of looking at another acronym that’s beginning to surface – BYOA standing for ‘bring your own apps,’ where not only do employees bring their own devices but also decide which software they want to run […]

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Now it’s BYOA to follow BYOD

A topic in business I hear being talked about a lot is “bring your own device” – BYOD for short – that illustrates some of the profound changes taking place in the workplace in how people use (and want to use ) technologies and tools that let them get things done. The notion of BYOD – where employees bring their own devices to work and use them for work rather than the far more common practice of a device given to them, and managed/controlled by, the IT department – is capturing imaginations everywhere, in big organizations especially. BYOD is one of those topics that is hugely hyped, as Gartner’s latest hype cycle for emerging technologies suggests where BYOD currently sits […]

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