Bring your own device (BYOD) has a couple of cousins. It is a bit confusing because the two are similar and share the same acronym: Bring Your Own Application and Build Your Own Application (BYOA).
K2 CEO Adriaan van Wyk points out in an InformationWeek commentary that both versions of BYOA offer some of the same advantages that enabled BYOD to make a big splash: Empowering employees, cutting the time between when a need is recognized and met, and saving the organization money.
Van Wyk offers four approaches that can make BYOA successful: Define which of the BYOAs the organization is using because building and bringing are different things; protect critical data; make mobility central; and put the power in the hands of the workforce.
Read the complete article over on IT Business Edge.