Webopedia says BYOD is a “phrase that has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network” …and the devices largely being chosen are built by Apple.
While the acronym began as a workplace metaphor, it has rapidly come to reflect the entire shifting game board of content management and delivery. It seems like only yesterday – aka a long time ago in Webspeak – that having a beautiful Flash animated HTML Website was the cat’s meow. Now it’s the kiss of death!
Remember, it was Nemesis who first attracted Narcissus to gaze into a pool where he fell in love with his own reflection and eventually died there. Your Website now must be much more than a pretty image. It needs to be alive and respond to who and whatever knocks in this BYOD world. In the early days it was browser-compatibility that challenged the Webmaster. Now, we are all content creators and the challenge rests in achieving device compatibility.
Let today’s release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch be your wake up call. How will your Website look on its display screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally? With smartphones and tablets already becoming ubiquitous, electronics companies are building advanced computing technology into everyday objects such as wristwatches and glasses. Does your Web content shift in response?
It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this coming. On September 10, 2013, DesignWise Studios celebrates the 4th anniversary of our migration to using WordPress as a fundamental Web design and development platform. That’s because it’s a mobile-friendly BYOD content management system in a box. It’s responsive and continuously evolves with the ever-changing times. And better yet, it’s open source software, free of coded corporate secrets with a price tag to match.
In May, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of WordPress by launching DesignWise Studios Advanced WordPress Hosting to provide our clients with more than an empty box. We are ready whenever you decide to make the shift.