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  • Consumerization Consumers drive technology User base is increasingly tech shrewd Mobility is an expected necessity Collaborating without boundaries — time, space, organizational, technology IT Virtualization: t he pooling of resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from the resource users. Pervasive (wireless) Connectivity Enabling Wireless Technologies Shrinking "Smart" Objects Delivering an "Always-On" Society , Driving Societal Change From Assets to Services
  • Bull’s strategy consists of taking full advantage of Bull’s recognised technological expertise within a unified organisation in order to strongly position the company in the area of high-end servers and heterogeneous systems infrastructures. In the area of servers, Bull will ensure its GCOS customers the continuity of their applications, the power increase and the openness to new applications they need. Bull is developing a complete Intel-based range running GCOS 8, GCOS 7, Linux and Microsoft  Windows environments. Bull’s products and IT services will benefit from the fast growth of the new open markets, that are being opened up by technology breakthroughs such as Itanium  2 in the area of servers, Web services, Open Source technologies for network solutions and security. The right selling proposition should be performed account by account. Reality principle is to be applied. Key directions include: in the back-office : keep GCOS and for mid-term projects, propose FAME. In the short term AIX will be proposed to support compute and data intensive open applications. in the application servers arena : examine the opportunity to sell I/A 32 or 64-bit-based servers running Linux or Windows with ISV’s applications from BEA, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and Open Source ones. AIX servers should be proposed when customers need it. in the front-office : propose I/A32 servers, together with Linux. Application software will come from the open source world for web servers and mail services. Portal solutions will come from partner products (BEA, Oracle, SAP) or open source.
  • Summit 2010 04 27 Which New Technologies Are Right For Your Enterprise Rev 1

    1. 1. Joe Alexander , Strategy & Technology Consultant Joe.alexander@cox.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/joebalexander Which New Technologies are Right for Your Enterprise?
    2. 2. How does one decide which new technologies are right for your organization? <ul><li>Adapt to change by predicting it </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your decision making in the key areas of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Satisfaction </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    3. 3. Coping with the new Power Dynamics <ul><li>Consumerization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT Virtualization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Server sprawl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data volume growing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploding network requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power and cooling challenges in the data center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pervasive (wireless) Connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile “always on” society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From Assets to Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process automation </li></ul></ul>Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Changing the balance of power between consumer, business and technology providers Balance of Power Consumer Business Technology Providers
    4. 4. Key Infrastructure requirements Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Scalability Interoperability Performance Infrastructure Costs Reliability, Availability, Security
    5. 5. Architecture of the Data Center Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Legacy Suppliers Partners Gateway & Network Security Gateway & Network Security Portal LDAP Web Reg. Resource & Security Mgt. Integration broker Application Server Application Server DWH ERP DB server JCA Adapters Individuals Web Services XML Application Server Applications Front Office Middle Office Back Office
    6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IT assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a (secured?) Wireless World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    7. 7. Ownership of IT Assets Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    8. 8. By 2012, 20% of businesses will own NO IT assets <ul><li>Employee-owned IT </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization making hardware non-strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud-enabled services </li></ul><ul><li>Social Computing </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 The other 80% will have a hybrid strategy
    9. 9. What is your “ Acceptable Use Policy ”? <ul><li>Employee-owned IT used for company business )? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartphones (1/2 in use among U.S. and Canadian business are NOT company-issued – Forrester Research) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops/PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul>Gartner surveyed 528 IT managers in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany concerning use of employee-owned computers at work (2H09) Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    10. 10. Employee-owned IT <ul><li>Allowed usage of employee-owned PCs (2H09) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of the German companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of U.S. and U.K. companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prediction for mid-2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35% U.K. </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    11. 11. Employee-owned IT <ul><li>Companies are establishing employee-owned notebook programs which </li></ul><ul><ul><li>define policies for usage, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical requirements and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>process for maintenance and support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company motivation for such programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>because there is a total cost of ownership savings of between 9-40% when compared with company provided notebooks. </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    12. 12. Employee-owned IT <ul><li>  Employee motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>high availability of low-price d portable computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dissatisfaction with IT over their primary work computer and their productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convergence of Work and Personal activities </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    13. 13. Employee-owned IT <ul><li>By mid 2010, about 14% (10% in 2009) of employees at companies use their own notebook computers as their primary PC instead of a company computer </li></ul><ul><li>In the current climate of cost containment , large enterprises are exploring all possibilities offered by alternative client computing architectures and device solution </li></ul><ul><li>Service companies , such as insurance and telecommunications firms, are more likely to allow employee-owned PCs than organizations in the manufacturing, wholesale or government sectors. </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    14. 14. Predictions <ul><li>By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are your web sites ready ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will your infrastructure be ready ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By 2014, over 3 billion of the world’s adult population will be able to transact electronically via mobile or Internet technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth of mobile commerce opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global diversity implications to address for competitive advantage </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Source: Gartner 2010
    15. 15. Norway Prime Minister governs with the iPad (mid April 2010) <ul><li>Prime Minister Stoltenberg was stranded in New York City because of a volcanic eruption in </li></ul><ul><li>CNN spoke with the prime minister, who said it's business as usual for his government . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPad </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    16. 16. Employee-owned or Contractor-owned IT <ul><li>Look at Network Access Control or Network Access Protection products, which </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enable employees/contractors to use their own laptops, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but prevent them from connecting to the company network if their security software is not updated, among other requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With employees providing their own computing device, some organizations would in turn provide an approved-for-use virtual machine . </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    17. 17. Virtualization leads to Cloud Computing Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Stage 1: Server Virtualization <ul><li>Hardware efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Capital cost </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment speed </li></ul>Stage 2: Distributed Virtualization <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Operational cost </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced downtime </li></ul>Stage 3: Private Cloud <ul><li>Self-service </li></ul><ul><li>Service standardization </li></ul><ul><li>IT as a business </li></ul><ul><li>Usage-based pricing </li></ul>Stage 4: Hybrid Cloud <ul><li>Capital and operational cost </li></ul><ul><li>Low barrier to entry </li></ul><ul><li>Total usage flexibility </li></ul>
    18. 18. Premises vs. Off Premises Computing (e.g., Cloud) <ul><li>Motivations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics (# 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group collaboration, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Segments for consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office apps (word processing, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise apps (ERP, email) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonal power needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upon investigation, almost all organizations currently run a hybrid architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One size does not fit all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does every employee need a thick client Microsoft Office license? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will office apps in the Cloud support a Power User? </li></ul></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    19. 19. Agenda <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IT assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a (secured?) Wireless World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    20. 20. Wireless LANs (WLANs) <ul><li>Wi-Fi has grown in popularity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates cabling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates network access from a variety of locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates for mobile workers (as in a hospital) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used in 90+ percent of companies </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    21. 21. IEEE 802.11 n <ul><li>802.11n approved final standard September 11, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After exactly six years, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>almost a dozen drafts, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>two years of enterprise products available under Wi-Fi Alliance certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide high speed wireless networking </li></ul><ul><li>Uses both the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency ranges simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds up to 300 Mbps </li></ul><ul><li>Backward compatible with a, b, and g </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    22. 22. 802.11n <ul><li>Benefits upgrading from 802.11g to n have the wireless router manufacturers providing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest encryption standards , such as WPA-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autochannel techniques to handle interference problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great speed s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great distance s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved QoS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be faster than legacy wired LANs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 300 mbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speced to address the streaming-media needs (e.g., VoIP, gaming, etc.) </li></ul></ul>Imagine: a more flexible, secure, performant , and multi-media LAN than most legacy wired LANS Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    23. 23. 802.11ac and 802.11ad <ul><li>802.11 ac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will update 802.11n (i.e., backward compatible) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominal maximum of more than 1gbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for expensive cables in the house to support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Central media servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blu-ray players </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other set-top boxes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your HD Video display can be across the room from the above </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>802.11 ad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abandons the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands of the spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newly available 60GHz spectrum with an ocean of frequencies in most countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have multiple distinct channels to carry more than 1 gbps of uncompressed video each </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    24. 24. Extreme Mobility <ul><li>Wide Area Network ( WAN ) wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Wireless Broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wi-Max </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Client Appliance access is becoming to majority of access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is a common belief that wireless LANs (WLANS) are insecure and little can be done to make them secure enough to deploy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorrect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many organizations are going on campus wireless for increased security (must leverage “best practices”) </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    25. 25. Agenda <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IT assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a (secured?) Wireless World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    26. 26. Green IT ( client, server, networks, facilities ) <ul><li>Increased attention due to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government regulations/taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical Utilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Suppliers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT Users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility (batteries) </li></ul></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    27. 27. Green IT Trends ( technology refresh ) <ul><li>Growing % of the budget is going to energy </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical consumption and cost is growing </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration is growing (Trade & Governments) </li></ul><ul><li>Green and Profitability are synonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Use business terminology to make your point </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not if, but when” you ride the “Green Wave” </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking help </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010
    28. 28. Agenda <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IT assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a (secured?) Wireless World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    29. 29. CIOs and Open Source Software (OSS) <ul><li>Issue is “ not if/when but where ” </li></ul><ul><li>OSS included in governance to move from “cherry picking” to more strategic deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Organization inhibitors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little OSS certification for IT staff (resume impact) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge with some Big Bang legacy migrations (OK for new applications) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortage of Production/Operations tools vs. proprietary solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do more with less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End User (e.g., MS Office vs. OpenOffice) </li></ul></ul>Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Do you have an open source deployment strategy?
    30. 30. CIOs and Open Source Software (OSS) <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers often prototype on Community version with Final Test/Production on commercial (subscription) version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market for OSS Commercial version growing stronger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing industry-sector solutions (for non-differential components) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HPC/Embedded/Cloud/SaaS leverages OSS heavily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixing OSS and Proprietary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing collaboration/innovation </li></ul></ul>Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Do you have an open source deployment strategy?
    31. 31. CIOs and Open Source Software (OSS) <ul><li>Look for professional service organizations that can offer the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute (hardware & software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul>Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull Do you have an open source deployment strategy?
    32. 32. Agenda <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership of IT assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a (secured?) Wireless World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>Joe ALEXANDER– Copyright, 2010 Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage
    33. 33. Which New Technologies are Right for Your Enterprise? <ul><li>The balance of power is changing between the consumer, business and technology providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile technologies (“always on” society) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work is an activity, not a location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Wireless world for Voice/Video/Date </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology astute workers (home/office) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure this mobile world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtualization technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Service-based architectures (private/public) </li></ul><ul><li>Employee-owned IT ($, productivity, morale) </li></ul><ul><li>Green IT (follow the money) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Software (not if/when but where) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology refresh of Infrastructure to support above </li></ul>Bull Summit 2007 – Copyright, 2007 Bull
    34. 34. Joe Alexander , Strategy & Technology Consultant Joe.alexander@cox.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/joebalexander Turn IT trends/predictions to your advantage

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