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.

Forrest Stroud
Forrest is an experienced, entrepreneurial and well-rounded professional with 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming and more.

Top Articles

The Complete List of 1500+ Common Text Abbreviations & Acronyms

Text Abbreviations reviewed by Web Webster   From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 SMS, online chat, and text abbreviations to help you translate and understand...

Windows Operating System History & Versions

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

Generations of Computers (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Learn about each of the 5 generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that...

Monday.com

Monday.com is a cloud-based work operating system that can be used for a...

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol...

The secure socket tunneling protocol (SSTP) is a VPN protocol where...

Telecommunication

Telecommunication refers to telephony and cellular network technology. However, the broader definition includes...