You've already built a foundation for keeping potential threats in check, so apply the lessons and tactics you're already employing with BYOD to BYOA
In addition to that, 22 per cent of SMB IT pros indicated to be fully prepared to handle BYOA
and 43 per cent are concerned with lack of control over these apps.
A Stratecast report by Frost & Sullivan, published late 2013, has identified an increase in the trend for BYOA
. The report states that the ease with which employees can access SaaS applications, without the prior approval of the IT department, dubbed 'shadow IT', is making the Software Asset Management (SAM) increasingly difficult.
Information workers are proactively adopting collaboration services on multiple devices, including a blend of personal and work devices, and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Bring-Your-Own-App (BYOA
) trends have changed the way information is accessed and shared by employees both inside and outside the office.
With AOL's Bring Your Own Access (BYOA
) program, they can get broadband from their own provider and then subscribe to AOL to receive its multimedia content and exclusive communication tools.
It complements the "Bring Your Own Application" (BYOA
) concept, customers have the flexibility to download any App of their choice, thereby breaking the paradigm and revolutionising the way the satellite handset will be used"
It may also drive employees to engage in "bring your own app" (BYOA
) activity--finding and using their own cloud productivity applications such as file sync & share and enterprise social networking--therefore exposing corporate data to security threats.
On the one hand, IT should remain close to this "BYOA
" phenomenon to limit any broader negative impact on support costs and security.
Additionally, because of lighter management and monitoring of devices by IT teams, the IT workload can be heavily reduced by the business leading to more cost effective IT departments.This is not only about devices but also about applications (BYOA
- Bring Your Own App).
respondents confirmed they are interested in Bring Your Own Application (BYOA
This is only the beginning as BYOD slides into BYOA
, or bring-your-own-apps.