BYOD becomes UYOD

Is This Fun?

The latest buzz word is Bring Your Own Device.  BYOD presumes you travel to a central work location and bring your own device there….to work.

I am saying that term is already obsolete, or will be in the very near future.  If you can do your work with your own device, travelling up to 4 hours a day, in traffic, wasting gas, time and money to get to a central work location to use it…..this is, well, stupid.

From now on….Telecommuting, telework, coworking will explode:

Decentralized work will be the norm in the very near future.

I propose that Use Your Own Device (UYOD) is going to be the more appropriate term.

Mark my words…

About Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a Book Review blogger (, and Technology Blogger ( the Founder of AltamontCowork, the first coworking location in San Joaquin County in Tracy, CA.

Posted on July 21, 2012, in Collaboration, Computer, Coworking, Telecommuting, VideoConferencing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Mike,

    It’s starting to be referred to as “Bring your own disaster” in IT circles in the UK mostly due to the the risk of bringing multiple unpatched devices onto your network. You might find the education specific article I wrote on the subject interesting?

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