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BIS01 Living On the Web

  1. 1. Business Information Systems Living on the Web Prithwis Mukerjee, Ph.D.
  2. 2. The age of progress <ul><li>Mantra : Faster, Better, Cheaper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>we were promised relief from tedium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>we got the white collar factory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we were promised autonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>we got binders full of corporate policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we were promised a sense of purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>we got the tyranny of fulfillment targets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we were promised a chance to contribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>we got meetings where form triumphs over substance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we were promised an outlet for creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>we got re-trained on re-engineering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In the age of a revolutionary change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what is in store for us ? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Re-engineer or Transform ? Transformation Re-Engineering
  4. 4. Innovation : Limited by Imagination <ul><li>Incremental improvement is not enough </li></ul><ul><ul><li>kaizen is out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business process reengineering is out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge management is too slow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The gap between what can be imagined and what can be accomplished has never been smaller </li></ul><ul><li>we can now walk backward from our imagination rather than walk forward from the existing past </li></ul>But those who can visualize a new reality are vastly outnumbered by those who cannot
  5. 5. Technology and Business Models <ul><li>Designer organisms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tissue farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mood altering drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thought Controlled Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual reality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3D portals internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Mars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul></ul>system component incremental radical Business Process improvement Continuous improvement NonLinear Innovation Business Concept Innovation
  6. 6. The War of the Encyclopedias <ul><li>Why has Wikipedia eclipsed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Britannica – the best known brand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encarta – the most well supported brand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The volume and diversity of user generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The trust that is created in groups – the social network </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is Web 2.0 <ul><li>Network of Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network of individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No heirarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never the creation of an individual. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always built collaboratively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rich Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, movies, 3D realism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infinitely Extensible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More computers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Learning history math biology mechanics literature sociology Etc ... English Language Text books / Journals College lectures Seminars / conference World Wide Web Library Television / Radio
  9. 9. Meta Learning history math biology mechanics literature sociology Etc ... English Language Text books / Journals College lectures Seminars / conferance World Wide Web Libraries Television / Radio
  10. 10. Where in the World (Wide Web) ? history math biology mechanics literature sociology Etc ... English Language
  11. 11. Learning 2.0 history math biology mechanics literature sociology Etc ... English Language World Wide Web
  12. 12. Slashdot
  13. 13. Digg
  14. 14. RSS Really Simple Syndication
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  16. 16. stumbleupon
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  18. 18. What is Cloud Computing? <ul><li>An emerging computing paradigm where data and services reside in massively scalable data centers and can be ubiquitously accessed from any connected devices over the internet. </li></ul>4+ billion phones by 2010 [Source: Nokia] Web 2.0-enabled PCs, TVs, etc. Businesses, from startups to enterprises
  19. 19. Characteristics of Cloud Computing <ul><li>Virtual – Physical location and underlying infrastructure details are transparent to users </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable – Able to break complex workloads into pieces to be served across an incrementally expandable infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient – Services Oriented Architecture for dynamic provisioning of shared compute resources </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible – Can serve a variety of workload types – both consumer and commercial </li></ul>
  20. 20. Customer View of Cloud Computing <ul><li>Governments see value in leveraging Cloud Computing technology as a catalyst for innovation and economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerates creation of new service offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling startups, research, and new ventures with automated incubation environment for rapid prototype development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultivates skills for next generation workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforces country’s thought leadership with first-of-a-kind innovation enablement platform </li></ul>
  21. 21. Zoho Creator
  22. 22. Why ZOHO ? <ul><li>Comparable in functionality to any IDE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relational database management feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual application development feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equivalent to Visual Basic + Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zero Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing to buy or steal ( that is piracy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No extra hardware required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So what is the catch ? What is missing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very new product, not yet known in the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No demonstrated capability in the corporate world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wonderful tool to learn about application development </li></ul></ul></ul>