Definition

BYOT (bring your own technology)

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: Planning for the future of mobility: A BYOD guide for enterprise CIOs
Contributor(s): Brita Van Fossen

Bring your own technology (BYOT) is a policy that allows employees or students to use their own personal electronic devices at work or school.

There are several approaches to implementing a BYOT policy. Kraft Food, for instance, offers new employees a stipend to purchase their own technology for work. Other companies expect employees to be responsible for either the full cost or some portion of the cost of their devices. Some companies require employees to pay for their own voice and data service, while others reimburse employees for all or part of the charges

Regardless of how a device is procured, who actually owns it or who pays for Internet connectivity, if the device connects to a corporate or school network, an  IT department needs to secure and manage the device. This is a primary focus of what is often referred to as  IT consumerization. IT consumerization describes the impact consumer technology is having on enterprise IT departments

BYOT is also referred to as bring your own device (BYOD). More specific variations on the term include bring your own computer (BYOC), bring your own laptop (BYOL) and bring your own PC (BYOPC).   

See also: policy-based management

This was last updated in December 2011

Continue Reading About BYOT (bring your own technology)

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchNetworking

SearchTelecom

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchSecurity

Close