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What is the impact of could computing, social software and semantic web in terms of the economcs of business?

What is the impact of could computing, social software and semantic web in terms of the economcs of business?

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    Connected Platforms at Defrag 2008 Connected Platforms at Defrag 2008 Presentation Transcript

    • CONNECTED PLATFORMS FOR CONNECTED APPLICATIONS Ian Davis <ian.davis@talis.com> Chief Technology Officer, Talis
        • The Semantic Web
        • as a blue ocean
        • opportunity
      Cloud computing, social software and the semantic web are seeding fundamental changes to the boundaries of the modern firm
      • In the pre-industrial era, most
      • goods were produced by
      • individuals or small groups
      • working together
        • Trading to a large market required a very large company capable of vertically integrating all its functions
    •  
    • http://flickr.com/photos/ccgd/57454788
        • Transaction costs fell as
        • infrastructure began to
        • connect people
        • Larger markets allowed specialism
        • “ The division of labour is
        • limited by the extent
      • of the market ”
      • Adam Smith
    •  
        • Air travel,
        • communications satellites
        • and containerisation
        • connected the world
      http://flickr.com/photos/photohome_uk/1494590209
        • As transaction costs plummet hugely horizontal
        • firms like
        • Li and Fung
        • could flourish
        • 2 billion items produced annually
        • 8300 suppliers in 40 countries
        • coordinating 2 million workers
        • employing 8000
        • $7.5m revenue per employee
    •  
    • The Internet's huge connectivity and ubiquity has put more people in economic contact with one another than ever before. http://flickr.com/photos/szulat/474827440
    •  
    • flickr.com/photos/cipherswarm/2414578959/ Cloud computing holds the promise of allowing businesses to scale costs with revenue.
    • flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2234378275/ Social networks are enabling businesses to reach millions with almost zero friction.
        • The Semantic Web
        • radically changes the
        • economics of sharing and combining information
    •  
    • Implication is that companies become smaller and more specialised, focussing on creative talent, not heavy engineeing
    • www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/399609106 Companies become loosely coupled. Small, efficient, very creative and highly networked
    • shared innovation TM www.talis.com/platform