Top Technology Trends in ICT (Technical Insights)Key Slides<br />D2A4-TI<br />March 2011<br />
Research Scope<br />Technical Insights division of Frost & Sullivan evaluated technology trends in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and has identified seven technology trends that are likely to have an impact in the year 2011. <br />The slides provide information on the following lines on a best effort basis, as applicable to the technology under consideration<br />Brief Snapshot of the technology<br />Key Benefits or Strengths<br />Trends and Prospects/ Opportunities<br />Prominent and Emerging applications<br />Enabling technologies<br />Insights and recommendations <br />
Research Methodology Outline <br />1<br />Technology characteristics / Capability<br />2<br />Market Factors (Potential, Customer base) <br />3<br />Resource Availability<br />4<br />Regulatory Compliance and End User needs<br />5<br />Societal Impact<br />Technology Trend - Evaluation Scale<br />Emerging <br />Technology <br />Trends in ICT<br />GAME CHANGERS<br />FOR <br />2011<br /> Filtered set of 7 <br />ICT Technology Trends<br />
Virtualization – Technology Snapshot<br /><ul><li>Virtualization is a technology that offers a framework or methodology to enable logical division of computing resources including hardware and software. The available hardware component is partitioned into multiple execution environments.
The adoption and evolution of this technology has been gaining momentum in the past few years. The potential of virtualization has been explored and exploited to achieve low cost and high performing computing solutions. Virtualization technology has taken different forms and is continuing to evolve. </li></ul>Sneak Preview<br />Cost effective computing capability<br /><ul><li>Post recession, enterprises are seeking competent solutions with high computing capability at an affordable cost. Virtualization rightly empowers the organization to achieve the same by reducing the resource requirement without compromising on performance.
Virtualization promises to offer green benefits and delivers lower carbon foot print</li></ul>Why is it important<br /><ul><li> Enterprises realize benefits such as flexibility, availability, scalability, resource utilization and cost savings by implementing virtualization.
Health Care, Education, Financial sectors and IT departments of non-IT sectors leverage virtualization.</li></ul>Key Strengths<br />
Local file storage to Web-based secure, scalable storage environments.
Running applications constrained by the local storage space to applications that have virtually no boundaries.</li></ul>Sneak Preview<br /><ul><li>Promises to transform the way enterprises manage their technology assets and computing requirements.
Enables enterprises to significantly save IT infrastructure costs by allowing them to procure computing resources such as servers, storage and software on a pay-as-you-use basis.</li></ul>Why is it important<br /><ul><li> Reduces IT Capital Expenditure (CapEx); Critical Budgets
Great flexibility in provisioning IT infrastructure needs
Hardware Accelerated Browsers – Technology Snapshot<br />Sneak Preview<br /><ul><li>A hardware accelerated browser, leverages on the hardware capability to achieve faster processing and streaming of content over the internet.
Content acceleration speeds up rendering of page content and composite acceleration allows faster alignment of structure page content, thus enhancing user experience.
Increase in graphical intensity in websites in the form of non-textual content such as video, audio and animation require efficient browsers.
Unleashes the potential of existing hardware components to achieve better performance. Takes advantage of latest multi core processors and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) chips.</li></ul>Why is it important<br /><ul><li>Delivers high quality video and graphic content.
Boosts web browser performance on low end notebooks and other systems by employing graphic co-processors instead of software components. </li></ul>Key Strengths<br />
Context Aware Computing – Technology Snapshot<br /><ul><li>IT gadgets and devices could eventually sense, gather and analyse all user’s real time data.
The technology could provide real time relevant information based on user location, preference, behaviour etc.</li></ul>Sneak Preview<br />Why is it important<br /><ul><li>The technology could escalate the interactivity level between users and their daily use computers, laptops or smartphones.</li></ul>Key Strengths<br /><ul><li>Enhances user experience while on the move.</li></li></ul><li>LONG TERM EVOLUTION<br />
Long Term Evolution – Technology Snapshot<br />Sneak Preview<br /><ul><li>Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a fourth generation (4G) cellular network technology that promises to offer enhanced data rates and capacity for mobile broadband connectivity.
The technology has gathered the attention of several large carrier network operators- many operators have abandoned WiMAX, a competing 4G technology, in favor of LTE.
Cellular network operators across the globe have been struggling to support the surging data traffic on their networks. With the advent and widespread adoption of powerful smartphones, mobile data traffic has risen drastically. According to estimates by US-based Cisco Systems, mobile Web traffic volume would double every year between 2010 and 2013 and traffic will total roughly 2.2 million terabytes per month.
LTE, owing to its ability to facilitate improved data rates and capacity, is cited as a solution for cellular network capacity crunch.</li></ul>Why is it important<br />Key Strengths<br /><ul><li>LTE’s all-IP architecture and spectral efficiency promises to improve overall network economics.
Higher-bandwidth and lower-latency offered by LTE would significantly improve the user experience for bandwidth-hungry content and applications.
LTE’s edge-of-cell data rates are more than two to three times better than High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) release 6.</li></li></ul><li>FABRIC BASED COMPUTING<br />
Fabric Computing – Technology Snapshot<br /><ul><li>Fabric based Computing is perceived as the next generation data center architecture.
Primarily focuses on integrating and converging disparate network components into one single physical layer.</li></ul>Sneak Preview<br /><ul><li>Via a unified framework, it facilitates a more direct data traffic from one server to another and thus massively reduces the number of network interactions.
Empower enterprises to effectively administer their distributed computing resources via a single fabric.</li></ul>Why is it important?<br /><ul><li>Reduces IT Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and ongoing maintenance cost
Semantic Web Technology – Technology Snapshot<br />Sneak Preview<br /><ul><li>Semantic Web Technology is a collation of different methods and technologies that serve as an extension to the web by appending new data and meta data to the existing content. This technology empowers the computer to process and understand the data available on the web; extrapolate useful information for the user.
It incorporates markup languages, frameworks, querying tools such as Web Ontology Language (OWL) and Resource Description Framework (RDF).
Semantic Web adds meaning and structure to the content on the web. It assists the computer to understand relationships between different data sources to make logical connections and decisions.
Equips the software agent to identify, analyze, evaluate and combine the information across multiple resources.</li></ul>Why is it important<br /><ul><li>Performs sophisticated tasks for end users, automates different operations with minimal human intervention.
Offers significant business potential in Health Care, Life Sciences, Military Operations. It also has the capability of delivering efficient and smarter search engines.</li></ul>Key Strengths<br />