Aitm 10.29.08 - Shift Happens


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Aitm 10.29.08 - Shift Happens

  1. 1. AITP 10.29.08 How Does Web 2.0 Affect IT Professionals? Ben Blanquera
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback – LinkedIn Question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30+ replies within 1 day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Social Media Tour </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Did you know </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The world as we know it is changing </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the implications of what you just saw? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you doing to prepare yourself? </li></ul>Shifting is happening at a quickening pace
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>Web 2.0…The Machine is US/ing Us </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linking people – sharing, trading, collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Rethink – copyright, aesthetics, governance, commerce, ethics, privacy </li></ul>Communications, Infrastructure, Speed
  5. 5. Web 2.0 – a definition <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How do you define it? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feedback <ul><li>“You have to stay current on the technology just to be in the game. That is not an edge, it just keeps you in the game. There are several new platforms, languages, and frameworks out there that are being used in the Web 2.0 world, so keep learning. “ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Feedback <ul><li>“As it becomes mission critical, it's important to understand and analyze the growth trends which will affect bandwidth, mass storage, data archiving & standard server components such as memory, I/O, processor, etc. “ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Feedback <ul><li>“ Software engineers need to be sure that the server side methods that their application uses are secure “ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Internally, IT departments should be looking for ways to crosscut an organization in order to gather, index and maintain corporate institutional knowledge and allow employees to collaborate with each other” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Feedback <ul><li>“ Implication on IT professionals is to provide a flexible platform rather than building one of solution. Important technical innovations such as mashup, REST are going to be critical skills and IT folks should start learning and really getting their arms around these topics. Already platforms such as Facebook has come out” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Feedback <ul><li>“ If your goal in IT is to create value for the organization, these same apps hold an unbelievable amount of potential and opportunity.  Giving your organization better tools with a lower cost of ownership than your current toolset is a reality. The bar for user experience and user productivity for these new tools is continually being raised, and the updates are (by and large) free to the IT group. If you can manage change, you can leverage all of it.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Feedback <ul><li>“It is critical for IT folks need to understand the trends of Web 2.0, or at the very least those who are responsible for strategy.  In particular, any public facing IT component needs to work with other groups (Business Development, Marketing, etc) to have a strategy for dealing with 2.0 trends. “  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Feedback <ul><li>“Perhaps the most impact will be on the legal side of what IT can do and cannot do in terms of integrating with social networking sites as well as the additional training necessary for Web 2.0 supporting technologies (AJAX, XML, REST, etc.). “ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Media Sites and Tools Tour of what’s out there Listen, Learn, Build Awareness, Facilitate Participation, Engage and Empower
  14. 14. Google alerts – http:// /alerts
  15. 15. Facebook – http://
  16. 16. Blogger – https:// / http:// /
  17. 17. Twitter – http:// /home
  18. 18. Meetup http:// /
  19. 19. Feedburner http:// /
  20. 20. PbWiki – -
  21. 21. Google Docs - http://
  22. 22. Linkedin http://
  23. 23. You Tube http:// /
  24. 24. Flickr http:// /
  25. 25. More info <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>