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CMSWire: Finding Your Way with BYOA


Sometimes keeping up with technology trends requires a little deciphering. The roadmap for navigating the “Bring Your Own...” push in business, for instance, should probably come with a legend just to keep all the acronyms straight.

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend over the past decade gave people new freedom to incorporate their iPhones, Androids, iPads, BlackBerries and other personal devices into the work environment. With the now emerging BYOA (Bring Your Own App) trend, users feel similarly empowered to build their own app solutions for business problems the same way they may employ apps at home for personal use.

Managing this BYO evolution is tricky, and it’s not something you can address with an all-or-nothing approach. Companies in avoidance mode lose out on opportunities for innovation and attracting top talent. But businesses that simply open the floodgates to any and all technologies suffer in other ways, as data and processes get jumbled and slow the speed of business.

The challenge becomes even more complicated when we’re no longer just talking about devices, but about apps that literally define how we go about our work. Fortunately, we’ve all learned a thing or two from how BYOD has already cascaded through the business world. Here are a few things to keep in mind now as you chart your course with BYOA.

Read the complete article at CMSWire.