Browsers in a Cloud-Powered World: Geeknet Virtual Trade Show - John Blossom

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In a cloud-powered world, the browser achieves new prominence, both as a productivity-enabler and as a locus of risk. How do fast-moving changes in HTML5 and related standards affect the browser’s ability to serve cloud-driven business securely? How do cloud-mediated innovations like Amazon’s ‘Silk’ browser, and ChromeOS, map to enterprise productivity and security goals? This panel will discuss the changing face of the browser on desktops and mobile devices.

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  • 13 January 2000
  • Browsers in a Cloud-Powered World: Geeknet Virtual Trade Show - John Blossom

    1. 1. BROWSERS IN A CLOUD-POWERED WORLD John Blossom, President, Shore Communications Inc. 15 February 2012
    2. 2. Risks & Opportunities in the Cloud <ul><li>The world as the cloud platform – The Second Web </li></ul><ul><li>Secure browsing for enterprise cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile world – will browsers edge out apps? </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for the browser-based future </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    3. 3. 15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved The Second Web: Everything is One Web
    4. 4. The Multi-function, Multiplatform Web <ul><li>Tablets, Smart Phones, TVs, PCs blend: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printable matter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-platform strategies becoming cross-functional </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    5. 5. A Web that Works Like the World <ul><li>We don’t care what it’s called, as long as it works </li></ul>21 September 2011 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    6. 6. A World that Lives in the Web 17 May 2011 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved Android Accessory Development Toolkit Makes Any Device or Sensor Web-enabled
    7. 7. 21 September 2011 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved A Web of Data Transactions Near-Field Communications (NFC) Enable Secure Personal Data Transfer
    8. 8. Web Programming – HTML 5’s Role <ul><li>Accelerated Programmability – Rich Javascript programming </li></ul><ul><li>Application Caching – Online/Offline Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>“ Canvas” Element – Advanced image manipulation </li></ul><ul><li>WebGL – Direct programming of GPUs for graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Video Codecs – Direct rendering without plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Device Access – Geolocation, sensors, local data </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic Structure – Search can now understand page layouts consistently </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    9. 9. The Rise of Chrome, The Fall of IE 15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    10. 10. Secure Programmability as Standard 15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    11. 11. Chrome OS: Enterprise Cloud? <ul><li>“ Nothing but Chrome” PCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktops (mid-2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secure Citrix desktop app tunnelling </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Apps for Domains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Motors: 100K+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First FISMA-certified secure apps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do we really care about PCs any more? Should we? </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    12. 12. Chrome for Android: Apps Platform? <ul><li>Full-featured Chrome browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Adobe Flash support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infinite tabs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Downloaded as an app </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For certified platforms only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will the HTML 5-enabled mobile browser become the new mobile app container? </li></ul><ul><li>Will browsers disintermediate mobile platforms also? </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    13. 13. Amazon Silk: Who’s Watching You? <ul><li>Efficiency yields data snooping? </li></ul><ul><li>Not all clouds are created equal! </li></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    14. 14. Planning for a Browser Future <ul><li>Minimize investment in non-browser-based user apps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on sensors, servers and streams serving browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform-specific apps to insecure, prone to delays in updates and patches for functions and security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus I.T. on building rich content sets for flexible browser consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Make user hardware disposable wherever possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Chromebook” model – keep data safe in the cloud </li></ul></ul>15 February 2012 Copyright © 1999-2012 Shore Communications Inc. - All Rights Reserved
    15. 15. For Follow-Up… <ul><li>PHONE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>203.293.8511 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMAIL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WEB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shore.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contentblogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secondwebbook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TWITTER/GOOGLE+ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@jblossom / John Blossom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>POST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Blossom President Shore Communications Inc. 4 Merritt Lane Westport, CT 06880 </li></ul></ul>24 September 2010 Copyright © 1999-2010 Shore Communications Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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