BYOD (bring your own device) and BYOA (bring your own application) are two fast moving trends that are surfacing in a growing number of businesses and organizations. BYOD and BYOA are exploding in popularity for a multitude of reasons. Convenience, simplicity, and availability are just a few. People are bringing their devices and applications into the workplace for two very simple reasons. The first –they have them and the second –they know how to use them well. Many of these personal devices (including smartphones, laptops, tablets,etc.) are better and more capable than the organization's actual equipment. This is the same story for the individual apps that people are using and bringing into their company atmosphere. Where do business consultants fit into this mix? Well, as consultants, we're using BYOD/BYOA daily. This trend opens up several doors to a whole realm of advantages to businesses.