ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention         IT Hot Topics       Cloud Computing:       The IT Revolution          Mike Asht...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention    Who uses Cloud Computing?• Cloud computing is already part of your life• Do you use?...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionCloud Computing in your life                  • 56% of internet users                   ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionOld Technology / New Technology      Flash drive           Storage        Dropbox    $29...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention    So what is Cloud Computing?Technically speaking:                   Delivery of hoste...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention No really, what is Cloud Computing?Non-technically speaking:                       It’s...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention       Focus on SaaS                 Software as a Service (SaaS)                       ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionCloud Computing – passing phase?               • Twice as many SMB IT pros              ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionMost popular type of CloudComputing business apps              • Online customer self-  ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of     Cloud Computing              • The latest technology     ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of     Cloud Computing              • On demand                s...
ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of     Cloud Computing              •   Multi user access       ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention               Startup & running costs           Two application servers + two database ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Industry Game Changer
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention   What it means for your resortMarketing   Sales         Property  Accounting          ...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention       Mobile Devices                 Members have access to                 data and in...
ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention         Summary                 The IT industry is                 fundamentally       ...
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Presentation from Merlin Software's Mike Ashton from the ARDA World Convention 2012 held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The topic of the session was IT Hot Topics - and you can't get much hotter than cloud computing.

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  • Whether you know it or not, cloud computing technology is already part of your life.If you use….
  • 1 – such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo mail3 – such as Google DocsCourtesy of cloudhypermarket
  • 1 – such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo mail3 – such as Google DocsCourtesy of cloudhypermarket
  • Whether you know it or not, cloud computing technology is already part of your life.If you use….
  • Whether you know it or not, cloud computing technology is already part of your life.If you use….
  • Most common cloud type used today
  • 3) Already underway with the UK government
  • Cloud computing is the buzzword of the moment and you don’t need to understand it to benefit from it.So what type of apps are businesses turning to?
  • Increased performance – focus on your core competencies, goals and objectives and leave software to the professionals
  • 1) You, your employees and your owners can access the same data simultaneously from anywhere in the world with an internet connection2) All data is stored and access via the cloud. This means you are always accessing the most recent, up to date data3) Service clients from different geographical areas and improve the end user experience4) According to IBM Cloud Computing CTO cloud computing reduces IT labour costs by up to 50%
  • Merlin Software presentation for ARDA World Convention 2012

    1. 1. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention IT Hot Topics Cloud Computing: The IT Revolution Mike Ashton Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership
    2. 2. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Who uses Cloud Computing?• Cloud computing is already part of your life• Do you use?• Enhances every aspect of your personal life• Make a huge difference to your business
    3. 3. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionCloud Computing in your life • 56% of internet users use webmail services • 34% store personal photos on line • 29% use on line applications
    4. 4. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionOld Technology / New Technology Flash drive Storage Dropbox $29 | corsair.com FREE |dropbox.com Microsoft Office Office Googledocs $150 | microsoft.com Free | docs.google.com Moleskin notebook Notes Evernote $25 | moleskin.com Free | evernote.com iTunes Music Stereomood $0.99/track | itunes.com FREE | stereomood.com Adobe Photoshop Photos Phoenix $199 | adobe.com Free | aviary.com
    5. 5. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention So what is Cloud Computing?Technically speaking: Delivery of hosted services and applications such as software, storage and servers over the internet as needed by a utility service provider
    6. 6. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention No really, what is Cloud Computing?Non-technically speaking: It’s about delivering computer hardware and software over the Internet as a scalable resource that can be turned on or off as needed just like any service
    7. 7. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Focus on SaaS Software as a Service (SaaS) Definition: Rather than relying on desktop software or traditional servers, software is hosted by a third party and available via the Cloud through a browser on your computer
    8. 8. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionCloud Computing – passing phase? • Twice as many SMB IT pros using Cloud solutions today compared to 2010 • Cloud computing market will reach $160 billion by 2013 • 41% of SMB plan to invest in the Cloud by 2014 • Even the White House is planning a Cloud Strategy!
    9. 9. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionMost popular type of CloudComputing business apps • Online customer self- scheduling • Data storage and backup • Human resources software • Online payment programs • Accounting software • Document uploads and management • Marketing and sales programs
    10. 10. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of Cloud Computing • The latest technology without major investment • Pay for what you use / cost savings • Easy and fast deployment to users • Monthly payment plans • Increased performance and productivity
    11. 11. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of Cloud Computing • On demand scalability, elasticity and mobility • Requires fewer in-house operational staff • Peace of mind • Disaster recovery and security • Reduce environmental impact
    12. 12. ARDA World 2012, Annual ConventionKey business advantages of Cloud Computing • Multi user access • No file transfers • Better customer service • Reduced IT labour costs • Access data anytime, anywhere on any device
    13. 13. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Startup & running costs Two application servers + two database servers On premise In the CloudHardware & equipment Thousands of $ No costSet up costs Thousands of $ No costIT admin $80,000 plus $100s / monthPower Thousands of $ Pennies / hourTime Days and months Minutes
    14. 14. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Industry Game Changer
    15. 15. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention What it means for your resortMarketing Sales Property Accounting Management Owners Prospects Partners
    16. 16. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Mobile Devices Members have access to data and information: • Laptop • Mobile phone • Tablet • 24/7 • Transact on demand
    17. 17. ARDA World 2012, Annual Convention Summary The IT industry is fundamentally changing to adapt to the new technologies. It is time to embrace the future.
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