Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.


IT consumerization

IT consumerization

Use of private hardware and software for corporate purposes

IT consumerization refers to the use of private mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets or privately licensed apps in the corporate environment.

Bring your own device

The use of private hardware is referred to as bring your own device. The BYOD approach is problematic for several reasons. The supposed savings in device procurement are bought at the cost of high security risks.

Read also: BYOD: legal aspects to consider

Bring your own app

If mobile applications (apps) purchased privately and licensed for private use are also used professionally, this is known as bring your own app (BYOA). Both for copyright reasons (licensing regulations) and for data security reasons, the use of private apps on the job can be problematic.

Read also: Is bring your own app (BYOA) here to stay?

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