The Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Revolution Through The Cloud

The Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Revolution Through The Cloud

Business organizations have traditionally provided employees with all the required tools and equipment that they need to perform their jobs; this has been true for large organizations since people started, well, organizing. But for smaller organizations that do not have the money to provide their people with everything, the employees bring their own tools of the trade. This is also true for speciality trades like carving and carpentry or any crafting profession; though the shop might provide the tools, most craftsmen bring their own because they are more comfortable with them.

At present, companies provide all employees with the tools, usually computers and various office supplies, to do their work. And bringing your own devices are even considered as illegal for security reasons, especially for consumer and technology-centered industries. Employers are afraid that their data would be stolen and sold to competitors, and there really is no other way to stop this other than enforcing a “what is for the office stays in the office” policy. But with the internet, cloud computing, and the workshifting and service outsourcing or freelancing that came with it, it is now general practice for “outsourcees” or freelancers to provide their own tools of the trade. Besides, it’s not efficient for a company to send a laptop to the other side of the world for a freelancer to use and have him return it after the contract ends. BYOD in this case is essential.

But why is there a Bring-Your-Own-Device Revolution going on and you are not hearing about it? It is not a revolution per say, but a slow and steady change. The only reason that employers provide everything is because of security and secrecy and simply because just less than a decade ago, very few people own laptops or any kind of personal computers. That has changed in the last five years where we saw a great change in the consumer electronic market, everything just became cheaper and accessible to the middleclass and as a result almost everyone has a cell phone or a laptop, in one form or another.

Cloud Computing’s role in this revolution is one of security. Because of services like desktop hosting which allows the entire desktop environment of your office pc to be run on any device with a large enough screen and internet connectivity, that fear of data breach has been lessened somewhat. Even if employees use their own devices for work matters, the employer is able to control which applications and what data are accessible and where, preventing it to be even saved locally, only on the cloud desktop environment. Because of this, companies are seeing the benefit of using cloud computing for security and savings. When employees bring their own devices, they can work more comfortably and the employer saves on hardware costs and maintenance while the data security issue is being handled by the cloud application. It’s a win-win situation, both employee and employer is happy. And I am talking about the normal office situation, not freelancing.

By Abdul Salam

Abdul

Abdul Salam is IT professional and an accomplished technical writer with CloudTweaks. He earned his undergraduate degree in Information Technology followed by a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics. Abdul possess over 3 years’ experience in technical & business writing with deep knowledge in Cloud Computing, VMware,Oracle, Oracle ERP, Cloud ERP, Microsoft Technologies and Network Communications (Cisco, Juniper). Visit his LinkedIn profile at: http://linkd.in/TtFu7X

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

What is the 12/12 Program?

This program is designed to better handle the thousands of requests we receive from people looking to submit articles. The 12/12 program is the commitment of 12 articles delivered over a 12-month period.  

Wait! What if I just want to submit one article?

Our popular pay as you go sponsorship program provides the flexibility to submit as you wish and is designed for all budgets.

Contributors

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into

What Ever Happened To Google Glass?

What Ever Happened To Google Glass?

What Ever Happened to Google Glass? It was supposed to be the next big thing in tech so where did it go? Last year you could not go anywhere without hearing about some insane new use for the product and now it seems to have vanished in a plume of smoke. A Lackluster Rollout Back

Posted on by

Big Data

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries The poor of the developing countries are becoming increasingly connected, to the point where they too are part of the Big Data revolution that’s happening across the globe. It didn’t come with laptops, though, as some supposed it would. Whereas it costs a fortune to connect broadband to a

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data in Your Garden Big Data and IoT initiatives are springing up all across the globe, making cities, protesters–and just about everything else–smarter. However, thus far there’s been little attention paid to the interactions between these bizarre technologies and living things other than humans. Biology, that is, human biology is one field where Big

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Big Data and City Management Cities like New York, Madrid, and especially Rio de Janeiro are augmented with Big Data-powered initiatives that range from combating crime with predictive analytics (New York & Madrid) to providing real-time data for improved management. Although Big Data is no panacea and is mainly used in conjunction with a greater

Internet of Things

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital? We all know the capitals of fashion are London, New York and Paris, while the capital of film is Hollywood (or Bollywood!) – but what’s the new capital of the internet? Specifically, the internet of things? The answer – according to new research by Ozy – might surprise you. It’s not Tokyo, Seoul,

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities And Big Data As Anthony Townsend argues in his SMART CITIES, even though the communications industry has changed beyond recognition since its inception, the way we consume power has remained stubbornly anachronistic. The rules of physics are, of course, partially to blame, for making grid networks harder to decentralize, as opposed to communication

Aggregated News

Popular News Sources

Q&A: Intel’s Take on Chinese Startups, Innovation

Q&A: Intel’s Take on Chinese Startups, Innovation

Intel’s venture-capital arm on Tuesday said it would be investing $28 million in five Chinese startups that work on new technologies ranging from wearable devices to iris detection. It is Intel Capital’s first infusion from a $100 million China fund launched in April … Read the source article at WSJ Blogs About Latest Posts AbdulAbdul Salam is IT professional and an

Smart glasses: Prototypes ‘look to rival Google Glass’

Smart glasses: Prototypes ‘look to rival Google Glass’

With an increasing number of firms looking to enter the wearable technology market, smart glasses were in abundance at this year’s Ceatec electronics show in Japan. New designs featured fitness trackers and technology that could act as a speedometer … Read the source article at BBC – Homepage About Latest Posts AbdulAbdul Salam is IT professional and an accomplished

Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the Human Wrist

Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the Human Wrist

It’s not just a thumb war, it’s total digit war The battle for the future of the human wrist entered a new phase on Monday after it was claimed that tech goliath Microsoft is planning to release its own wearable computer in the coming weeks.…Read the source article at The Register About Latest Posts AbdulAbdul