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S M A RT L I V I N G
SMART MOBILITY


                        SMART HOME


                        SMART ENTERPRISE
S M A RT L I V I N G
      ...
S M A RT L I V I N G
      LIVE THE FUTURE TODAY.
SMART SMB
   TECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
SO WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES
     BUSINESS WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES
The legal definition of quot;smallquot; often varies by country
and industry, but is generally...
SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES
  In comparison, the American definition of mid-sized business
  by the number of employees is...
SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES
               REGIONAL FLAVOR!
SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES
                            REGIONAL FLAVOR!


   Large number of employees (>500)



   Big ...
SO WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCE
                     WITH SMALLER BUDGETS
COMPETE WITH LARGER BUSINESSES
                    IN AN OPEN MARKET
IT is complex and without
 either an internal IT dept
 or a reliable company to
support the set-up, a small
    business c...
With proper support, small companies
quickly appreciate the benefits of IT and
learn to trust technology.
Finding the right and cost effective
 resources to manage IT setups in
  addition to cybernetic threats.
Limited budgets and resources, results in lower
  agility in a very dynamic market and lower
    productivity in a very co...
IN SUMMARY
Mobile / wireless solutions and applications


             The Internet (as a marketplace)


             Enhanced commun...
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES?
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES?

                     Mobility for employees


                     Online business


      ...
ADOPTING LATEST TECHNOLOGY
WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
ADOPTING LATEST TECHNOLOGY
WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

            Managed services


            Outsourcing


            Wo...
SMB’S NEED TO THINK BIG

      Ability to capture, organize, share and
      analyze information

      React to the marke...
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS?
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS?


        Out of the box high end IT solutions

        Delivery models (direct implementations, host...
HOW CAN SMB’S SAVE?

               Minimize resources

               Reduce overheads on one hand


               Simpl...
HOW CAN SMB’S SAVE?

               Minimize resources

               Reduce overheads on one hand


               Simpl...
WHAT CAN AN SMB DO WRONG?
WHAT CAN AN SMB DO WRONG?
   Address a problem when it occurs

   Reactive behavior and notoriously underestimating IT
   ...
KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMB’S
                 HOW TO BE SMART?
KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMB’S
                                            HOW TO BE SMART?




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A presentation of Emirates Computers by Mr. Khaldoun Al Shamaa at the Communication for the Smart SMB event held at Murooj Rotana Dubai last May 21, 2008 organized by Emirates Computers and sponsored by Cisco & 3M.

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  1. 1. S M A RT L I V I N G
  2. 2. SMART MOBILITY SMART HOME SMART ENTERPRISE S M A RT L I V I N G EVERYWHERE SMART CAMPUS SMART HOTEL SMART CITY
  3. 3. S M A RT L I V I N G LIVE THE FUTURE TODAY.
  4. 4. SMART SMB TECHNOLOGY AS A UNIQUE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
  5. 5. SO WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
  6. 6. SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES BUSINESS WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
  7. 7. SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES The legal definition of quot;smallquot; often varies by country and industry, but is generally under 100 employees in the United States while under 50 employees in the European Union
  8. 8. SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES In comparison, the American definition of mid-sized business by the number of employees is generally under 500 while 250 is for that of European Union
  9. 9. SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES REGIONAL FLAVOR!
  10. 10. SMALL & MID-SIZED BUSINESSES REGIONAL FLAVOR! Large number of employees (>500) Big IT budgets or budgets in general Very elaborate IT strategy Big revenues (>100 M USD)
  11. 11. SO WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
  12. 12. ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCE WITH SMALLER BUDGETS
  13. 13. COMPETE WITH LARGER BUSINESSES IN AN OPEN MARKET
  14. 14. IT is complex and without either an internal IT dept or a reliable company to support the set-up, a small business could face difficulties.
  15. 15. With proper support, small companies quickly appreciate the benefits of IT and learn to trust technology.
  16. 16. Finding the right and cost effective resources to manage IT setups in addition to cybernetic threats.
  17. 17. Limited budgets and resources, results in lower agility in a very dynamic market and lower productivity in a very competitive one.
  18. 18. IN SUMMARY
  19. 19. Mobile / wireless solutions and applications The Internet (as a marketplace) Enhanced communication and interactivity IN SUMMARY Collaboration between employees, partners and customers One box from a one stop shop Business is focused on results, not with technology SMBs want it simple, affordable and working
  20. 20. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES?
  21. 21. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES? Mobility for employees Online business Improved collaboration Risk free secure operation ENC Y Contingency plans EMERG
  22. 22. ADOPTING LATEST TECHNOLOGY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
  23. 23. ADOPTING LATEST TECHNOLOGY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES Managed services Outsourcing Work closely with the right supplier Invest for the future Invest in the right components
  24. 24. SMB’S NEED TO THINK BIG Ability to capture, organize, share and analyze information React to the market and make business decisions based on this information Adopt strategic purchasing plans Approach with defined performance goalsyielding to tangible and measured results
  25. 25. WHAT ARE THE TRENDS?
  26. 26. WHAT ARE THE TRENDS? Out of the box high end IT solutions Delivery models (direct implementations, hosted, managed, SaaS, appliances) IT vendor or supplier as an extension to their IT department Wireless networking, all in one printers and business automation software, etc.
  27. 27. HOW CAN SMB’S SAVE? Minimize resources Reduce overheads on one hand Simple Recipe: Capture Access Share Collaborate Execute Analyze Learn
  28. 28. HOW CAN SMB’S SAVE? Minimize resources Reduce overheads on one hand Simple Recipe: Capture Access Share Collaborate Execute Analyze Learn
  29. 29. WHAT CAN AN SMB DO WRONG?
  30. 30. WHAT CAN AN SMB DO WRONG? Address a problem when it occurs Reactive behavior and notoriously underestimating IT capabilities Cutting too many corners the first time around Anti-IT (or IT-resisting) culture within their organization Not to embrace IT and make it a core strategy for SMB success Over commit without properly analyzing their capabilities and enabling infrastructure Not having an effective online presence
  31. 31. KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMB’S HOW TO BE SMART?
  32. 32. KEY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMB’S HOW TO BE SMART? Networking & Communication Infrastructure Computing Platform Applications & Software Services
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