Lingo Explained: BYOL/BYOD/…

In times of “Bring Your Own”, people still amaze me about the different spin offs and creativity!

BYOD : Bring Your Own Device
Also called BYOPC, BYOP, BYOT and other future spin offs.

BYOPC : Bring Your Own PC
The workstation used by the end-user is property of the user itself. The company defines by using a policy what the security measurements are (type of Anti-x, firewall configuration, and so on). Additionally IT departments tend to see the devices as ‘rogue’ and moves them to another security segment like a DMZ for example. Corporate applications are routed over a firewall or presented by using a presentation layer (web-based, app virtualization or a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).

BYOT : Bring Your Own Technology

BYOP : Bring Your Own Phone

BYOT : Bring Your Own Tablet

BYOE : Bring Your Own Everything

BYOL : Bring Your Own License
In a Platform-As-A-Service (PAAS) context, the cloud provider gives a virtual machine at your disposal. Application installed on top of it are not a part of the cloud service. Licenses required by the application need to beĀ “brought” by the customer. I noticed this term to be used for the first time in Microsoft Azure.

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