(Bring Your Own Device) Refers to employees who bring their personal devices to work, whether laptop, smartphone or tablet, in order to interface to the corporate network. According to a Unisys study conducted by IDC in 2011, nearly 41% of the devices used to obtain corporate data were owned by the employee. See Windows To Go, Appleization, BYOC and IT consumerization.
The definition of BYOD is "bring your own device," meaning you use your own phone or computer at your workplace to access company info and applications.
An example of BYOD is a startup company that asks employees to use their own cell phones to make business calls.