BYOM, just another acronym? No, not quite. It's actually a natural extension of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. While working and collaborating via your own tablet, mobile or laptop is quite common practise in enterprises nowadays, the entrance of BYOM marks the beginning of a new, more dynamic workplace experience.
With BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) you adopt a more hudde-like, unplanned way of working. You use your own device to host a video conference. Of course, using your preferred conferencing solution (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom and many more). And at the same time you are benefiting from the available audio and video peripherals of the meeting space you are in. You choose to ignore the existing meeting room equipment provided by IT to connect remote participants.
Move over BYOD, here comes BYOM
BYOM makes conferencing, collaboration & presentation part of a more informal, ad hoc and less structured workstyle, currently trending in enterprises all over the globe.
BYOM is expanding rapidly and three factors are driving this trend:
- You are more productive when you use your own devices at work
- You prefer a particular conferencing solution – one with an intuitive user experience that appeals to you or fits most closely with how you like to work. The selection of the UC&C platform is not your choice. It has been set up by a vendor, supplier, or other partner and you "NEED" to use it.
- You avoid using equipment that you don’t understand or find difficult to operate