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The Definitive Guide To All Things BYOx

Some people thought that yesterday’s missive sounded a little too much like a rant.  I can see how it came across that way, but that was not the intent.

So instead, today, I would like to take a different approach.  As we all know, we’re hearing more and more about BYOx….meaning, Bring Your Own Whatever.  The most common ones I have heard include BYOA (Apps), BYOB (Behavior) and BYOC (Cloud)…and of course the mother of them all, VoEM.

So today, I would like to offer you the Alphabet of Alphabet Soup.  Yes, 26 versions of BYOx!!!  Here it goes:

  • BYOA – Bring Your Own Apps
  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Behavior
  • BYOC – Bring Your Own Cloud
  • BYOD – VoEM
  • BYOE – Bring Your Own Ecosystem (formerly Extranet)
  • BYOF – Bring Your Own Fax
  • BYOG – Bring Your Own Geek
  • BYOH – Bring Your Own Hypervisor
  • BYOI – Bring Your Own Internet
  • BYOJ – Bring Your Own Jailbreak
  • BYOK – Bring Your Own Keyboard
  • BYOL – Bring Your Own Lamp
  • BYOM – Bring Your Own Mainframe
  • BYON – Bring Your Own Network
  • BYOO – Bring Your Own OS
  • BYOP – Bring Your Own Printer
  • BYOQ – Bring Your Own QoS
  • BYOR – Bring Your Own Router
  • BYOS – Bring Your Own SAN or alternatively Bring Your Own Sensors
  • BYOT – Bring Your Own Tablet
  • BYOU – Bring Your Own Username
  • BYOV – Bring Your Own VPN
  • BYOW – Bring Your Own WiFi
  • BYOX – Bring Your Own X-ray
  • BYOY – Bring Your Own Yellow #2 pencil
  • BYOZ – Bring Your Own Zero Day Exploit

I would love your input in the comments section to improve this BYOx list so that we can collectively create The Definitive Guide To All Things BYOx.  Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of BYOG or BYOL as they stand currently.  And it goes without saying….please keep the suggestions SFW.

Thanks in advance for your help!

12 Comments

  1. Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:45 | Permalink

    BYOPP = Bring Your Own Pink Phablet!!

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    • Posted February 13, 2013 at 15:21 | Permalink

      Although an excellent suggestion, that would require us to go from BYOZ, to BYOAA….all the way to BYOPO…and that would create a very long list.

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  2. Posted February 13, 2013 at 13:02 | Permalink

    Love it. How about:

    BYOG = Bring Your Own Gravity
    BYOoOoOo = Bring Your Own Yodeler
    BYOYB = Bring Your Own Palindrome

    - Walt

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  3. Posted February 13, 2013 at 14:27 | Permalink

    And the award for the grossest acronym goes to…. Benjamin!!! LOL.

    I disagree that BYOD = VoEM! Why would BYODrink or BYODate would be VoEM? ;-) You have to specify that BYODevice==VoEM :)

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    • Posted February 13, 2013 at 15:23 | Permalink

      Apologies Swarna, I should have also specified that the BYOx was in the context of enterprise mobility/IT. Mea culpa. Do keep the suggestions coming though!

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  4. Posted February 13, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink

    BYOB – Bring Your Own Baggage
    BYOE – Bring Your Own Expectations/Ecosystem
    BYOF – Bring Your Own Facebook
    BYOL – Bring Your Own Lolcats
    BYOS – Bring Your Own Sensors

    I deal with a lot of whiners… ;)

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  5. Posted February 14, 2013 at 00:57 | Permalink

    BYOC – Bring Your Own Crapplications
    BYOJ – Bring Your Own Jackass
    BYOV – Bring Your Own Vulnerabilities
    BYOM – Bring Your Own Management System
    BYOD – Be Your own Dumbass
    BYOD – Bring Your Own Headset
    BYOS – Bring Your Own Screen Protector

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  6. Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:33 | Permalink

    BYOA – Bring Your Own APIs
    BYOB – Bring Your Own Backend
    BYOC – Bring Your Own Code
    BYOE – Bring Your Own Encryption
    BYOF – Bring Your Own Firewall
    BYOG – Bring Your Own GUI
    BYOH – Bring Your Own Hashtag
    BYOI – Bring Your Own Integration
    BYOJ – Bring Your Own Javascript
    BYOK – Bring Your Own Kernel
    BYOL – Bring Your Own Libraries
    BYOM – Bring Your Own Media
    BYON – Bring Your Own NOC
    BYOO – Bring Your Own Objects
    BYOP – Bring Your Own Parameters
    BYOQ – Bring Your Own Queue
    BYOR – Bring Your Own RAM
    BYOS – Bring Your Own System
    BYOT – Bring Your Own Terminal
    BYOU – Bring Your Own UI
    BYOV – Bring Your Own Virtualization
    BYOW – Bring Your Own Workflow
    BYOX – Bring Your Own XML
    BYOY – Bring Your Own Y2K
    BYOZ – Bring Your Own Zettabyte

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