Many articles take positions on the virtues and perils of Bring Your Own Device to work (BYOD). It is a hot topic. People want to know if it saves money, and its place in the enterprise. Let’s take a step back. What exactly is BYOD? Does it just apply to smartphones and tablets? Does it include laptops and all other hardware? What about applications and cloud services? Should the acronym be BYO or Bring Your Own?
TEMIA’s Industry Standards committee recently discussed this topic, and many of our committee members feel that it should apply to anything (all devices and applications) that have telecommunications services associated with it and access the corporate network. The corporate network includes corporate internets, corporate intranets and carrier services purchased by the corporation with hops onto local networks: guest networks or core networks with SIP or VoIP services that are controlled by enterprise, ISDN or next generation MPLS services.
What do you think? I would like to get your opinion on this issue. Please comment or contact me.