Definition of BYOD in English:



  • The practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes.

    ‘the increasing prevalence of BYOD is set to have a fundamental impact on IT over the next few years’
    [as modifier] ‘many companies are putting themselves and their data at risk by jumping on to the BYOD bandwagon too quickly’
    • ‘According to Ma Bell, it allows BYOD workplaces to securely manage devices without interfering with the employee's personal information, apps, or setup.’
    • ‘To some extent, defining or limiting which hardware platforms employees use goes against the basic tenets of BYOD.’
    • ‘BYOD employees better know what they're signing, which often entails giving up their expectations of privacy.’
    • ‘As we know, the consumer and enterprise market is becoming more integrated through BYOD.’
    • ‘Embracing BYOD doesn't have to mean allowing a free-for-all.’
    • ‘In order for BYOD to work, employees must be able to understand that the hard drive isn't the actual computer itself.’
    • ‘He estimates that moving to full BYOD can often cost a company 10 per cent more than supplying phones to staff themselves.’
    • ‘BYOD is closely linked with cloud, the idea of making applications available anywhere from any device.’
    • ‘There are pros and cons to BYOD in general for both the business and the employees.’
    • ‘That's even true in the business realm, long a Windows stronghold, as more and more companies embrace the BYOD trend.’


Early 21st century: abbreviation of bring your own device.