BYOD and BYOA: What You Must Know

Published On 08/19/2019 4:55 PM by Ilyas Ahmed Nur

Many businesses have implemented the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy either willingly or vehemently but less have Bring Your Own Application (BYOA) put into practice. Today more and more employees are getting accustomed to Smartphones, PCs and Tablets, and in order to meet their business requirements they even chose the apt application available, without even consulting with the IT sector of the organization. Today’s app culture allows user to chose and pick applications, ignoring the normal gateway functionalities set by the respective IT sectors.

Are BYOA & BYOD policies feasible?

Over the years, it is the BYOD, which has been hyped and demonstrated, whereas less has been talked about BYOA. There are many reasons why BYOD is considered monetarily effective. Some reasons are as follows:-

  • Applications will be charged on usage basis only. A site licence is not required, which makes you pay for the users who didn’t have access to the given application.
  • As the users bring their own suitable apps, no additional enterprise level training is required.
  • When the factors and capabilities, Integration as a Service (IaaS) and even as a standard cloud API increases, it provides access to many of them through software appliance or even through many other sources.

It is always good to be aware of the different kinds of potentialities required, for the newly developed app-centred world.

BYOA Administration

There are mainly 5 regions in the BYOA environment where you are allowed to administer and store your cloud applications.

  • Identification:- Indentify the used apps, the user ,the devices involved and the input and output data of the cloud.
  • Security Analysis:- Analyzing the security is one of the core functionality of any BYOA administration.
  • Migration:- The process to be done at the earliest stages is the migration of the existing applications and licences into a BYOA environment and assigning resources accordingly.
  • Policy Incorporations:-  Implementing security and compliance should be managed thoroughly and appropriate policies can be incorporated accordingly.
  • Access:- The IT sector of the organization should have full access to the applications used and should have the power to scrutinize and streamline the adoption of newly introduced apps.
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