The term “bring your own device” also known by the acronyms “BYOD” and “BYOT” refers to the concept of organizations and companies allowing their employees to bring their private, mobile devices to the office and use them. This can present a number of advantages for both employees and organizations alike, for example:
- Potential for cost savings on devices from the organization’s perspective
- Employee satisfaction at being able to choose the device freely
- Simplification of the work/life balance for employees
- Increased productivity from not being bound to specific locations and schedules
In addition to the advantages listed above, the development also goes hand in hand with a whole range of legal, organizational, and technical challenges.