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This is the presentation I gave at the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo at London Olympia on Thursday 5th of May 2011

This is the presentation I gave at the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo at London Olympia on Thursday 5th of May 2011

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    What's Up with Aviation IT? What's Up with Aviation IT? Presentation Transcript

    • 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 stars or throwing daggers
    • 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
    • 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 internalvendors who own the “computer problem”
    • massive paradigm shifts in aviation ITconsumer technology is at the bleeding edgethe beginning of the end for traditional IT?
    • 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* 54%*according to a 2010 Gartner survey
    • Percentage of Fortune 100 companies who are active on Twitter* 54%*according to a 2010 Gartner survey
    • 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 knowwhat they’re doing…..
    • 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 when they ran out!”
    • 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 requirements
    • management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
    • management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
    • management information systemswall to wall capabilitymission critical robustnesshigh degree of “stickiness”cover 90% of requirementsremaining 10% causing 90% of problems
    • 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 apps- no interfaces with existing systems
    • no deals to be done with appleenterprise compatibility issuesiOS behind rivals in some areasthe post pc era is upon us – get used to it
    • 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 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
    • if you are running a company thatneeds a traditional IT department in order to meet your market objectives then wake up now….
    • 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.
    • your questions
    • thank you @conduce paul.saunders@conduce.net
    • 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