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Nov 12 2013   4:30PM GMT

Word of the Day: BYOA

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse



“It’s no secret that the BYOA trend creates new security challenges. Internal applications typically rely on firewalls, but best practices for cloud-based services usually rely on secure passwords and encryption technologies.” — Chris Moyer

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is BYOA, the trend toward employee use of third-party applications and cloud services in the workplace. BYOA is part of the larger trend of IT consumerization toward the use of consumer market technologies within the enterprise. Continued…

Related Terms

IT consumerization
IT consumerization policy
application sandboxing

Quiz Yourself

Why would an enterprise software developer want to wrap an app?
a. to associate specific security policies with the app’s use.
b. to protect the app from copyright infringement.

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