what’s up with aviation IT?
paul saundersfrom conduce software & conduce consulting
questions, comments & arguments                          @conduce           paul.saunders@conduce.net
an apology…
an apology…i swear once twice a couple of timesIT policy makers given a hard timeremember: its just my opinionno ninja sta...
an apology…i swear once twice a couple of timesIT policy makers given a hard timeremember: its just my opinionno ninja sta...
so, what is up with   aviation IT?
aviation ITdepartmentshave anuncertain future…
technology & understanding have moved ontechnology is a genuine business enableraviation IT departments are still internal...
massive paradigm shifts in aviation ITconsumer technology is at the bleeding edgethe beginning of the end for traditional ...
3 genuinely revolutionaryproducts that have shaped  their market sectors….…in one decade!
“…to organise the world’s information & make it universally accessible & useful”
more than just a search engine used 300,000 times a second
500 million active users
30 million users in the UK
what have these companies   got in common?
what have these companies   got in common?
what have these companies   got in common?
what have these companies   got in common?
what have these companies   got in common?
what have these companies   got in common? innovative products for the consumer market
cost benefit analysis…?
..its not rocket science
aviation IT departmentshave evolved to becomerisk minimisers not business enablers
everyone in aviation is experiencingthe same problems
overzealousIT policies arestifling progress
computers are great aren’t they?
computers are a portalfor lost productivity &represent a serioussecurity risk
computers are a portalfor lost productivity &represent a serioussecurity risk
the excuses:
lame excuse #1:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessadversely affectsemployee productivity
lame excuse #2:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessleaves a companyvulnerable to hackers
lame excuse #3:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accesscan lead to data leaks
lame excuse #4:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessslows a company’sinternet connection
productivity
productivity killers?
collaboration & inspiration?
collaboration & inspiration?
Percentage of Fortune 100 companies who              block all access to social   media sites*                            ...
Percentage of Fortune 100 companies who                           are active on Twitter*                                  ...
hacker attacks
hacker attackssocial media is a new andeffective channel for hackers
hacker attackssocial media is a new andeffective channel for hackerstrue for organisations wheretheir IT departments don’t...
hacker attacksmalware which attacks socialmedia also affects email and therest of the web.why not block email as well?
hacker attacksmalware which attacks socialmedia also affects email and therest of the web.why not block email as well?
data leaks
data leaksNEWS FLASHblocking social media will notprevent intellectual propertybeing compromised
slowed internet
slowed internet“if you need morebandwidth, get some more……in the paper age nobodythought twice about gettingmore paper whe...
up to date browsers
up to date browsers
up to date browsers
up to date browsers
aviation IT departments need tobe made to understand that…
…senseless policiesmake users despise  you, and don’t   generate any business benefits
IT resourcesare a scarcecommodity
you need one of these…                your IT guy
your users…for every 50 of these
this guy’s objectives must be closely aligned with…                  your IT guy
…the objectives of your business           a metaphor for your business
your IT guy
your exchange server   your IT guy
your usersyour exchange server      your IT guy
managementinformation systemsare great but theydon’t do everything
management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of re...
management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of re...
management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of re...
management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of re...
everyone wantsipads but no-oneknows what todo with them
iPad metaphor
mature consumer deviceclass 1 EFB approvalIFE game changerquestionable readiness for aviation- very few relevant aviation ...
no deals to be done with appleenterprise compatibility issuesiOS behind rivals in some areasthe post pc era is upon us – g...
is there abetter way?
yes there is…
on the horizon…. cyclical business trends -   a period of de-centralisation for aviation IT -   facilitated by cloud based...
if you are running a company thatneeds a traditional IT department   in order to meet your market  objectives then wake up...
if you are running a company thatneeds a traditional IT department   in order to meet your market  objectives then wake up...
your questions
thank you                    @conduce     paul.saunders@conduce.net
more information…http://blog.conduce.nethttp://aerospace.conduce.nethttp://www.slideshare.net/thesaundiretro images from h...
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  1. 1. what’s up with aviation IT?
  2. 2. paul saundersfrom conduce software & conduce consulting
  3. 3. questions, comments & arguments @conduce paul.saunders@conduce.net
  4. 4. an apology…
  5. 5. an apology…i swear once twice a couple of timesIT policy makers given a hard timeremember: its just my opinionno ninja stars or throwing daggers
  6. 6. an apology…i swear once twice a couple of timesIT policy makers given a hard timeremember: its just my opinionno ninja stars or throwing daggers
  7. 7. so, what is up with aviation IT?
  8. 8. aviation ITdepartmentshave anuncertain future…
  9. 9. technology & understanding have moved ontechnology is a genuine business enableraviation IT departments are still internalvendors who own the “computer problem”
  10. 10. massive paradigm shifts in aviation ITconsumer technology is at the bleeding edgethe beginning of the end for traditional IT?
  11. 11. 3 genuinely revolutionaryproducts that have shaped their market sectors….…in one decade!
  12. 12. “…to organise the world’s information & make it universally accessible & useful”
  13. 13. more than just a search engine used 300,000 times a second
  14. 14. 500 million active users
  15. 15. 30 million users in the UK
  16. 16. what have these companies got in common?
  17. 17. what have these companies got in common?
  18. 18. what have these companies got in common?
  19. 19. what have these companies got in common?
  20. 20. what have these companies got in common?
  21. 21. what have these companies got in common? innovative products for the consumer market
  22. 22. cost benefit analysis…?
  23. 23. ..its not rocket science
  24. 24. aviation IT departmentshave evolved to becomerisk minimisers not business enablers
  25. 25. everyone in aviation is experiencingthe same problems
  26. 26. overzealousIT policies arestifling progress
  27. 27. computers are great aren’t they?
  28. 28. computers are a portalfor lost productivity &represent a serioussecurity risk
  29. 29. computers are a portalfor lost productivity &represent a serioussecurity risk
  30. 30. the excuses:
  31. 31. lame excuse #1:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessadversely affectsemployee productivity
  32. 32. lame excuse #2:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessleaves a companyvulnerable to hackers
  33. 33. lame excuse #3:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accesscan lead to data leaks
  34. 34. lame excuse #4:it is widely believed thatunrestricted computer accessslows a company’sinternet connection
  35. 35. productivity
  36. 36. productivity killers?
  37. 37. collaboration & inspiration?
  38. 38. collaboration & inspiration?
  39. 39. Percentage of Fortune 100 companies who block all access to social media sites* 54%*according to a 2010 Gartner survey
  40. 40. Percentage of Fortune 100 companies who are active on Twitter* 54%*according to a 2010 Gartner survey
  41. 41. hacker attacks
  42. 42. hacker attackssocial media is a new andeffective channel for hackers
  43. 43. hacker attackssocial media is a new andeffective channel for hackerstrue for organisations wheretheir IT departments don’t knowwhat they’re doing…..
  44. 44. hacker attacksmalware which attacks socialmedia also affects email and therest of the web.why not block email as well?
  45. 45. hacker attacksmalware which attacks socialmedia also affects email and therest of the web.why not block email as well?
  46. 46. data leaks
  47. 47. data leaksNEWS FLASHblocking social media will notprevent intellectual propertybeing compromised
  48. 48. slowed internet
  49. 49. slowed internet“if you need morebandwidth, get some more……in the paper age nobodythought twice about gettingmore paper when they ran out!”
  50. 50. up to date browsers
  51. 51. up to date browsers
  52. 52. up to date browsers
  53. 53. up to date browsers
  54. 54. aviation IT departments need tobe made to understand that…
  55. 55. …senseless policiesmake users despise you, and don’t generate any business benefits
  56. 56. IT resourcesare a scarcecommodity
  57. 57. you need one of these… your IT guy
  58. 58. your users…for every 50 of these
  59. 59. this guy’s objectives must be closely aligned with… your IT guy
  60. 60. …the objectives of your business a metaphor for your business
  61. 61. your IT guy
  62. 62. your exchange server your IT guy
  63. 63. your usersyour exchange server your IT guy
  64. 64. managementinformation systemsare great but theydon’t do everything
  65. 65. management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirements
  66. 66. management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
  67. 67. management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
  68. 68. management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
  69. 69. everyone wantsipads but no-oneknows what todo with them
  70. 70. iPad metaphor
  71. 71. mature consumer deviceclass 1 EFB approvalIFE game changerquestionable readiness for aviation- very few relevant aviation apps- no interfaces with existing systems
  72. 72. no deals to be done with appleenterprise compatibility issuesiOS behind rivals in some areasthe post pc era is upon us – get used to it
  73. 73. is there abetter way?
  74. 74. yes there is…
  75. 75. on the horizon…. cyclical business trends - a period of de-centralisation for aviation IT - facilitated by cloud based services & virtualisation - outsourcing & department specific solutions no more working in stealth mode - more autonomy for aviation IT users - delegation of specific IT functions to departments - IT guys will run business systems not develop them
  76. 76. if you are running a company thatneeds a traditional IT department in order to meet your market objectives then wake up now….
  77. 77. if you are running a company thatneeds a traditional IT department in order to meet your market objectives then wake up now….…you are at a strategic & financial disadvantage over a competitor that operates differently.
  78. 78. your questions
  79. 79. thank you @conduce paul.saunders@conduce.net
  80. 80. more information…http://blog.conduce.nethttp://aerospace.conduce.nethttp://www.slideshare.net/thesaundiretro images from http://www.flickr.com/commonsother background images from http://lostandtaken.com & http://carsonified.com
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