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  • Questions: How big are your organizations (10 or less, 10-50, bigger How many servers? How many in-house apps (Raiser’s Edge, HR)
  • Who has SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle running in-house? How many hosted services? Of those, which do you know of that have Apis, or allow direct database interaction?
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    1. 1. Managing Technology 2.0 Strategies for integration in the new, decentralized world
    2. 2. 1.0 <ul><li>Computing paradigm: application-centric </li></ul><ul><li>In-house servers </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary database formats </li></ul>
    3. 3. Today <ul><li>Migrating to data-centric computing </li></ul><ul><li>Online or offline storage </li></ul><ul><li>Some format standards in place (SQL, XML) </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2.0 <ul><li>Data-centric </li></ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>APIs everywhere </li></ul>
    5. 5. Acronym Soup <ul><li>API - Application Programming Interface </li></ul><ul><li>SQL - Structured Query Language </li></ul><ul><li>XML - eXtensible Markup Language </li></ul><ul><li>ASP - Application Service Provider </li></ul><ul><li>SaaS - Software as a Service </li></ul><ul><li>ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning </li></ul><ul><li>BPM - Business Process Management </li></ul>
    6. 6. Evaluating online apps <ul><li>Does it have a standards-based, well-documented API? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there an active application development community using the API? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the data dictionary available for review prior to purchase? </li></ul>
    7. 7. App evaluation, Cont’d <ul><li>Reporting screen: can you report on at least three tables in one report? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you modify a standard report and save it as a new report? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you export to XML and other formats? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why we have to take our time <ul><li>Adopting and subscribing to standards is critical </li></ul><ul><li>System choices are interdependent </li></ul><ul><li>Database development takes time and planning </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why we have to act now <ul><li>The internet is constantly evolving - you have to move fast to capitalize on the trends </li></ul><ul><li>Critical tools are just being written </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t want to invest in archaic technologies </li></ul>
    10. 10. Build or buy <ul><li>Buy if you can! </li></ul><ul><li>Base decision on unique business processes and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop platforms, don’t build from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Build standards-based and extensible apps </li></ul>
    11. 11. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. <ul><li>Standardize - your technology implementations and acquisitions must meet an overall data management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Strategize - the data plan must directly address long-term business objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Understand - the status of data management is rapidly developing. Stay aware of it! </li></ul>
    12. 12. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Cont’d) <ul><li>Communicate - with your teams as to why you’ve making decisions to address long-term needs vs short-term desires </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate - with others! Standards are adopted in response to mass appeal, not individual requests </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelize - get the world on board. Pick the app that you have the least options for and get some OSS types to develop it </li></ul>
    13. 13. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Cont’d) <ul><li>Settle - for less in anticipation of more. Short term pain for long term gain </li></ul><ul><li>Surpass - the limitations of the current silo-ed model. Technology 2.0 will free us up from maintaining the plumbing and enable us to oversee and capitalize on our information. It’s a solid investment </li></ul>

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