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Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC)

What does Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) mean?

Bring your own computer (BYOC) is a concept/trend by which employees are encouraged or allowed to bring and use their own personal computing devices to perform some or part of their job roles.

A BYOC policy defines the different types, models and applications in which employees can use personal computing resources within an organization’s IT perimeter.
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Techopedia explains Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC)

BYOC differs from bring your own device (BYOD) because the former focuses on computing devices, whereas the latter is a broad term that covers all different types of portable, non-portable and even cloud devices. BYOC is part of a growing trend in IT wherein employee-owned computing resources are being employed in office settings. These resources include laptops, notebooks and tablets PCs and/or the software/applications installed on them.

BYOC has two key implications for businesses:

  1. It can eliminate the need for in-house computing resources, thus substantially reducing IT expenses for an organization.
  2. It presents a risk to data security and integrity.
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