Gartner Research

Reduce the Licensing Risks of BYOA

Published: 23 May 2016

ID: G00291705

Analyst(s): Chris Silva , Bryan Taylor


Employee use of self-sourced, public apps for work purposes is increasingly commonplace. But few organizations have addressed the licensing implications of this trend. Mobility leaders can reduce compliance and legal risk by building support for formalizing BYOA licensing policies today.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Feedback Channel
  • Establish Formal BYOA Policies for All BYOD and COPE Scenarios
  • Evaluate the Risk of BYOA Apps Overlapping Any Enterprise Agreements Already in Place
  • Socialize the Need to Review Mobile App License Agreements for BYOA Apps
  • Investigate the Benefits of Adopting Any Enterprise-Oriented Features Made Available by Licensing Widely Used BYOA Apps
  • Conclusion

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