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Technology is changing all the time! Learn more about technology trends in 2013 including BYOD, Big Data and Cloud Computing.

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  • 2013 InformationTechnology TrendsWhich Matter and Why
  • Introduction………………………………………….3Cloud Computing.....................................4Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)……..……….9•  A Look Into BYOD (Infographic)……14Big Data………………………………………...…..15Conclusion…………………………………………..21TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  • Introduc)on  With  the  way  informa)on  technology  evolves,  you  could  find  many  different  trends  that  may  change  the  way  business  is  done  across  the  world.  Among  all  these  changes,  3  trends  seem  to  be  at  the  forefront  of  the  informa)on  technology  movement:    Cloud  compu)ng,  bring  your  own  device  (BYOD),  and  big  data.  While  these  are  by  no  means  the  only  trends  affec)ng  informa)on  technology  today,  they  can  be  considered  the  3  things  that  can  have  the  biggest  impact  on  business  over  the  next  few  years.  2013 Tech Trendswww.me)scomm.com  Page  3  
  • Defini&on:  Internet-­‐based  compu2ng  in  which  large  groups  of  remote  servers  are  networked  so  as  to  allow  sharing  of  data-­‐processing  tasks,  centralized  data  storage,  and  online  access  to  computer  services  or  resources.  CHAPTER 1:Cloud Computing2013 Tech Trendswww.fidelity.com    Page  4  
  • According  to  an  ar)cle  by  InfoWorld,  there  are  7  key  areas  of  cloud  compu)ng:  1.  SaaS:    This  type  of  cloud  compu)ng  delivers  a  single  applica)on  through  the  browser  to  thousands  of  customers  using  a  mul)tenant  architecture.  On  the  customer  side,  it  means  no  upfront  investment  in  servers  or  soNware  licensing;  on  the  provider  side,  with  just  one  app  to  maintain,  costs  are  low  compared  to  conven)onal  hos)ng.    2.  U)lity  compu)ng:    The  idea  is  not  new,  but  this  form  of  cloud  compu)ng  is  geQng  new  life  from  Amazon.com,  Sun,  IBM,  and  others  who  now  offer  storage  and  virtual  servers  that  IT  can  access  on  demand.  Early  enterprise  adopters  mainly  use  u)lity  compu)ng  for  supplemental,  non-­‐mission-­‐cri)cal  needs,  but  one  day,  they  may  replace  parts  of  the  datacenter.    3.  Web  services  in  the  cloud:    Closely  related  to  SaaS,  web  service  providers  offer  APIs  that  enable  developers  to  exploit  func)onality  over  the  Internet,  rather  than  delivering  full-­‐blown  applica)ons.    4.  Pla@orm  as  a  service:    Another  SaaS  varia)on,  this  form  of  cloud  compu)ng  delivers  development  environments  as  a  service.  You  build  your  own  applica)ons  that  run  on  the  providers  infrastructure  and  are  delivered  to  your  users  via  the  Internet  from  the  providers  servers.    5.        MSP  (managed  service  providers):    One  of  the  oldest  forms  of  cloud  compu)ng,  a  managed  service  is  basically  an  applica)on  exposed  to  IT  rather  than  to  end-­‐users,  such  as  a  virus  scanning  service  for  e-­‐mail  or  an  applica)on  monitoring  service.  2013 Tech Trends Page  5  
  • 6.        Service  commerce  pla@orms:    A  hybrid  of  SaaS  and  MSP,  this  cloud  compu)ng  service  offers  a  service  hub  that  users  interact  with.  Theyre  most  common  in  trading  environments,  such  as  expense  management  systems  that  allow  users  to  order  travel  or  secretarial  services  from  a  common  plaYorm  that  then  coordinates  the  service  delivery  and  pricing  within  the  specifica)ons  set  by  the  user.    7.  Internet  integra)on:    The  integra)on  of  cloud-­‐based  services  is  in  its  early  days.  OpSource,  which  mainly  concerns  itself  with  serving  SaaS  providers,  recently  introduced  the  OpSource  Services  Bus,  which  employs  in-­‐the-­‐cloud  integra)on  technology  from  a  liZle  startup  called  Boomi.  SaaS  provider  Workday  recently  acquired  another  player  in  this  space,  CapeClear,  an  ESB  (enterprise  service  bus)  provider  that  was  edging  toward  b-­‐to-­‐b  integra)on.  Way  ahead  of  its  )me,  Grand  Central  -­‐-­‐  which  wanted  to  be  a  universal  "bus  in  the  cloud"  to  connect  SaaS  providers  and  provide  integrated  solu)ons  to  customers  -­‐-­‐  flamed  out  in  2005.  Today,  with  such  cloud-­‐based  interconnec)on  seldom  in  evidence,  cloud  compu)ng  might  be  more  accurately  described  as  "sky  compu)ng,"  with  many  isolated  clouds  of  services  which  IT  customers  must  plug  into  individually.  On  the  other  hand,  as  virtualiza)on  and  SOA  permeate  the  enterprise,  the  idea  of  loosely  coupled  services  running  on  an  agile,  scalable  infrastructure  should  eventually  make  every  enterprise  a  node  in  the  cloud.  Its  a  long-­‐running  trend  with  a  far-­‐out  horizon.  But  among  big  metatrends,  cloud  compu)ng  is  the  hardest  one  to  argue  with  in  the  long  term.  (InfoWorld)  2013 Tech Trends Page  6  
  • Why it MattersAs  other  technologies  such  as  BYOD  and  big  data  con)nue  to  be  adopted  at  rapid  rates,  it’s  impera)ve  that  cloud  technology  keeps  pace.  Employees  and  customers  want  access  to  more  and  more  informa)on  and  want  it  to  be  as  easy  as  possible  to  harvest  that  informa)on.    Giving  employees  and  customers  the  ability  to  access  whatever  informa)on  they  want,  whenever  they  want  it,  will  lead  to  increased  produc)vity  of  employees  and  increased  sa)sfac)on  for  customers.  According  to  a  Gartner  Vice  President,  “We  are  just  at  the  beginning  of  realizing  the  benefits  of  cloud.”  2013 Tech TrendsIssuesThe  biggest  issue  associated  with  the  cloud  compu)ng  movement  is  the  issue  of  data  security.  According  to  the  Informa)on  Systems  Audit  and  Control  Associa)on  (ISACA)  ninety  percent  of  US  consumers  who  use  a  computer,  tablet  or  smartphone  for  work  ac)vi)es  feel  like  their  privacy  and  security  are  being  threatened.  Because  of  this,  business  owners  need  to  make  security  a  top  priority  when  evalua)ng  their  cloud  provider  choices.    “90%  of  US  consumers  who  use  a  computer,  tablet,  or  smartphone  for  work  ac)vi)es  feel  like  their  privacy  and  security  are  being  threatened.”  Page  7  
  • What to ExpectAccording  to  the  Accenture  Technology  Vision  for  2013,  it  is  es)mated  that  by  2016  enterprises  will  devote  14  percent  of  their  overall  IT  spending  to  cloud,  up  from  just  5  percent  in  2011.  This  increase  in  spending  is  due  to  mul)ple  factors,  a  few  of  which  are:  Pay-­‐as-­‐you-­‐grow  subscrip)ons:  Companies  of  all  sizes  are  embracing  cloud  technology  for  their  everyday  business  processes.  This  has  led  to  a  shiN  in  subscrip)on  models  that  allow  companies  and  individuals  to  only  pay  for  the  services  and  storage  capacity  that  they  need.    Heavier  emphasis  on  security:  As  men)oned  above,  businesses  and  consumers  share  the  common  worry  of  security  when  u)lizing  cloud  technologies.  This  worry  will  lead  cloud  providers  to  focus  stronger  than  ever  on  ways  to  increase  their  security  and  give  businesses  and  consumers  peace  of  mind.  Disaster  recovery:  Losing  precious  data  is  a  concern  of  all  businesses,  both  large  and  small.  The  ability  to  u)lize  cloud  service  to  add  another  line  of  defense  against  data  loss  will  be  one  of  the  major  draws  of  cloud  compu)ng  going  forward.  2013 Tech Trends Page  8  
  • Defini&on-­‐Short  for  Bring  Your  Own  Device.  A  phrase  that  has  become  widely  adopted  to  refer  to  employees  who  bring  their  own  compu2ng  devices  –  such  as  smartphones,  laptops  and  PDAs  –  to  the  workplace  for  use  and  connec2vity  on  the  corporate  network.  CHAPTER 2:BYOD2013 Tech Trends Page  9  
  • BYOD  is  one  of  the  hoZest  trends  in  the  business  world  today.  As  technology  progresses,  workers  are  demanding  more  flexibility  from  their  employers  with  regards  to  remote  work.  In  most  industries  (especially  the  tech  industry)  organiza)ons  must  do  everything  necessary  to  aZract  and  retain  the  best  and  brightest  workers  in  order  to  stay  compe))ve.    One  way  these  organiza)ons  are  doing  this  is  by  offering  a  more  flexible  workplace  and  allowing  users  to  use  their  own  devices  at  work  as  opposed  to  company  mandated  devices.  Why it MattersSomething  from  the  infographic?  2013 Tech Trends Page  10  
  • use  and  would  allow  them  to  always  have  access  to  their  work  documents  and  email  at  all  )mes.  Adop)ng  a  BYOD  policy    can  provide  many  benefits  for  organiza)ons.  Some  of  these  include:    2013 Tech TrendsCost  Savings:  Organiza)ons  that  choose  to  allow  employees  to  bring  their  own  devices  can  realize  cost  savings  if  they  aren’t  required  to  purchase  any  equipment  at  all  for  those  employees.  Currently  60%  of  organiza)ons  s)ll  claim  their  BYOD  policy  includes  them  purchasing  the  device  for  the  employees  in  addi)on  to  paying  the  monthly  network  fees  associated  with  them.  If  organiza)ons  require  employees   to  purchase  the  devices  and    only  pay  the  monthly  fees,  they  will  be  much  more  likely  to  see  a  true  cost  savings  from  BYOD.  their  own  devices  and  would  require  a  smaller  learning  curve  for  new  workers.  In  addi)on,  a  BYOD  policy  would  allow  workers  to  work  remotely  with  liZle  effort.  BYOD  would  not  require  employees  to  carry  around  mul)ple  devices  separately  for  work  and  personal   www.workplaceflexibility.com.au  Increased  Flexibility:  As  stated  above,  BYOD  is  a  major  factor  in  providing  flexibility  to  the  workforce.  Employees  are  more  familiar  with  www.ddifo.org  Page  11  
  • their  own  devices  in  some  way.  As  tech  organiza)ons  fight  for  top  talent,  BYOD  is  just  another  incen)ve  candidates  can  have  when  deciding  between  compe))ve  companies.  2013 Tech Trendsthem  at  all  )mes  gives  them  the  opportunity  to  always  have  access  to  whatever  they  need,  whenever  they  need  it.  Taking  away  inhibitors  to  produc)vity  will  allow  workers  to  have  an  “office”  wherever  and  whenever  they  need  it.    ARrac)veness  to  Job  Seekers:  According  to  one  study,  44%  of  job  seekers  find  an  employer  more  aZrac)ve  if  they  let  them  use  Increased  Produc)vity:  Allowing  workers  to  have  their  devices  with  “44%  of  job  seekers  find  an  employer  more  aZrac)ve  if  they  let  them  use  their  own  device”  www.enjoyinglife.com.au  www.salesbenchmarkindex.com  Page  12  
  • Data  Security:  As  with  cloud  compu)ng,  data  security  concerns  accompany  BYOD  policies.  Finding  ways  to  secure  and  monitor  employee’s  devices  without  invading  personal  privacy  is  a  tough  line  for  employers  to  walk.  Cost:  BYOD  can  be  a  cost  savings  for  organiza)ons,  but  the  60%  that  s)ll  pay  for  employee  devices  are  not  likely  to  see  much  cost  savings.  Employers  that  are  willing  to  let  employees  pay  the  bulk  of  their  device  cost  will  be  much  more  likely  to  realize  the  cost  savings  from  BYOD.  Privacy:  Employees  are  wary  of  bringing  their  own  devices  due  to  the  worry  of  privacy  invasion.  Almost  everyone  accesses  their  twiZer  and  Facebook  accounts  from  their  personal  devices,  and  giving  their  employer  access  to  their  device  can  give  employees  pause  for  concern.  Being  able  to  assure  their  workers    that  their  privacy  will  not  be  compromised  should  be  a  top  priority  for  businesses  looking  to  u)lize  BYOD.  Issues2013 Tech Trends Page  13  
  • 2013 Tech TrendsA Look Into BYODPage  14  
  • CHAPTER 3:Big DataDefini&on-­‐  Big  Data  is  the  massive  amounts  of  data  that  collect  over  2me  that  are  difficult  to  analyze  and  handle  using  common  database  management  tools.    2013 Tech Trends Page  15  
  • Why it MattersThe  reliance  on  data  and  sta)s)cs  for  decision  making  is  something  that  is  becoming  very  popular  in  various  avenues.  From  professional  sports  to  weather  predic)ons  and  business  decisions,  massive  amounts  of  data  are  influencing  everyday  life.  Organiza)ons  specifically  are  u)lizing  big  data  to  change  the  way  they  do  business.  They  are  now  collec)ng  massive  amounts  of  data  on  their  customers.  Instead  of  relying  on  assump)ons  and  es)ma)ons  for  decisions,  businesses  can  now  iden)fy  purchasing  behavior  and  customer  preferences  beZer  than  ever  before.  This  allows  organiza)ons  to  focus  all  efforts  on  specific  areas  of  improvement  while  also  giving  them  true  valida)on  for  their  efforts.  2013 Tech Trends Page  16  
  • Too  Much  Data:  The  saying  “Too  much  of  a  good  thing  isn’t  always  a  good  thing”  can  be  applied  to  big  data.  While  it  can  be  extremely  beneficial  for  businesses  to  accumulate  massive  amounts  of  data,  it  can  also  cause  more  harm  than  good  if  not  managed  correctly.  Businesses  could  poten)ally  encounter  “informa)on  overload”  and  acquire  more  data  than  they  know  what  to  do  with.  The  key  to  big  data  is  having  the  means  to  organize  the  data  and  make  sense  of  it.  Issues2013 Tech Trendswww.cognigencorp.com  Page  17  
  • Disorganized  Data  Managing  and  organizing  big  data  is  a  necessity  for  businesses  to  make  informed  and  successful  fact  based  decisions.  Because  of  this,  specialized  employees  are  needed  to  capture,  store,  organize,  mine,  and  interpret  that  data.  The  problem  organiza)ons  tend  to  run  into  is  the  lack  of  qualified  individuals  to  do  so.  Since  big  data  is  s)ll  a  newer  trend,  the  number  of  candidates  qualified  to  manage  it  all  is  s)ll  rela)vely  small.  Employees  are  learning  as  they  go  or  being  trained  on  the  necessary  skills  needed.  While  this  is  a  logical  approach,  the  learning  curve  for  employees  could  cause  issues  in  the  short-­‐term.  2013 Tech Trendswww.internet-­‐entrepreneurship.com/  Page  18  
  • 2013 Tech TrendsSecurity  One  other  issue  that  may  be  encountered  with  big  data  is  security.  Just  like  BYOD  and  cloud  compu)ng,  the  security  risks  are  s)ll  present  with  big  data.  If  customers  feel  uneasy  about  giving  certain  companies  their  informa)on,  they’re  less  likely  to  buy  from  them.  As  consumers  become  more  aware  of  the  amount  of  data  that  exists  about  them,  they  will  likely  be  more  cau)ous  when  sharing  their  informa)on  un)l  they  can  be  re-­‐assured  that  their  personal  informa)on  won’t  be  seen  by  any  unauthorized  par)es.  www.mrcheckout.net  Page  19  
  • What to ExpectOver  the  next  few  years  more  and  more  companies  will  use  big  data  to  make  major  business  decisions.  Those  organiza)ons  that  may  be  reluctant  to  dive  in  for  various  reasons  will  eventually  realize  the  true  benefit  of  having  large  amounts  of  data  to  analyze  and  draw  conclusions  from.    IT  decision  makers  are  already  star)ng  to  embrace  big  data.  A  study  by  Gartner  revealed  that  42%  of  IT  decision  makers  have  invested  in  big  data  technology  or  plan  to  over  the  next  12  months.  As  this  rate  con)nues  to  grow,  more  jobs  will  be  created  all  around  the  na)on  and  world.        According  to  Gartner,  by  2015  there  will  be  4.4  million  IT  jobs  globally  to  support  big  data,  with  1.9million  in  the  US  alone.  These  numbers  point  to  the  importance  organiza)ons  are  placing  on  big  data  and  how  in-­‐demand  big  data  skills  will  be  for  workers  in  the  near  future.  “…by  2015  there  will  be  4.4  million  IT  jobs  globally  to  support  big  data,  with  1.9million  in  the  US  alone”  2013 Tech Trends Page  20  
  • ConclusionSome  industries  and  organiza)ons  may  take  longer  to  adopt  these  technologies  than  others.  Some  companies  may  be  more  reluctant  to  commit  significant  resources  to  any  specific  areas  un)l  the  technologies  are  more  proven.  No  maZer  what  organiza)ons  may  decide,  there’s  no  ignoring  the  impact  that  the  cloud,  BYOD,  and  big  data  have  had  on  businesses  thus  far.  This  impact  will  only  become  more  significant  as  processes  become  more  efficient,  and  the  companies  that  are  able  to  harness  the  power  of  these  technologies  will  be  the  ones  to  lead  the  way  into  an  even  more  technologically  advanced  business  world.  2013 Tech Trends Page  21  Looking  for  individuals  to  help  implement  your  BYOD,  big  data  or  cloud  ini)a)ves?  We  can  help!    Contact  Synergis  Now!  
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