BYOC

What Does BYOC Mean?

BYOC means "Bring Your Own Computer" and "Bring Your Own Cloud."

The abbreviation BYOC was originally used to refer to the practice of allowing workers or students to use their own laptops in the workplace or in school. However, with the advent of personal mobile devices (PMDs) the use of BYOC in this context has been overtaken by BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device").

BYOC is now more commonly used with the meaning "Bring Your Own Cloud." This is a policy of allowing employees to store company data on online servers provided by organizations such as Google, Amazon & Dropbox.

BYOC is a play on the long-established abbreviation BYOB ("Bring Your Own Bottle").

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Bring Your Own Computer" is a common definition for BYOC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
BYOC
Definition:Bring Your Own Computer
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Bring Your Own Cloud" is another common definition for BYOC.
BYOC
Definition:Bring Your Own Cloud
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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An Academic Look at BYOC

BYOC is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Why Oh See").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT, NATO).

Example of BYOC Used in a Text

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