Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » B »

BYOC - Bring Your Own Cloud

A term similar to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in which corporate employees utilize their own personal clouds or a combination of public or private cloud services from third-party cloud providers instead of the company's own cloud services.

Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), or Build Your Own Cloud, provides employees with the flexibility to store and access data such as documents, images, videos and other files via a wide variety of cloud options, but it can do so at the expense of corporate control, and it can present potential security risks to the enterprise when security policies and best practices aren’t implemented or followed.

Embracing the BYOC Concept

On the other hand, some companies embrace the Bring Your Own Cloud concept for its potential cost savings and increased productivity from employees that are able to more efficiently collaborate and access work information from anywhere at any time.

Examples of Bring Your Own Cloud - BYOC offerings include Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft SkyDrive, ownCloud and more.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
The Great Data Storage Debate: Is Tape Dead?

Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. Read More »

Apple Pay Promises to Strengthen Payment Security

Experts believe that Apple Pay and other competitive payment systems will be far more secure than cards, even cards equipped with EMV chips. Read More »

Internet of Things Shaping IT's Future

To make the IoT both work and pay off, IT is juggling upgrading and building app-centric networks, mapping out new data center architectures and... Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »