10 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Business on the Cloud


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With the rise of cloud computing, it's a good opportunity for us to design and simplify business services in such that satisfy our modern business requirements.

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10 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Business on the Cloud

  1. 1. 10 Simple Ways to<br />Simplify Your <br />Business on the<br />Cloud<br />Andy Harjanto<br />The dawn of cloud computing<br />
  2. 2. First, <br />What the heck is<br />Cloud Computing<br />Need a quick introduction to<br />Cloud Computing?<br />Read this presentation<br />http://www.slideshare.net/Guppers/how-your-business-can-take-advantage-of-cloud-computing<br />
  3. 3. Just to recap from that presentation<br />
  4. 4. Cloud platform provides you with<br /><ul><li>Cost Elasticity
  5. 5. Power Elasticity
  6. 6. High Availability
  7. 7. Scalability
  8. 8. Global Ready
  9. 9. Long term Cost Reduction</li></li></ul><li>But yet, if one asks you… <br />Let’s jump, fly high above the cloud <br />
  10. 10. This is probably how you feel<br />How?<br />Less Control?<br />Too early<br />Risky<br />Resistency<br />
  11. 11. Let’s look at issuesfacing Enterprise IT <br />Do we want to keep going?<br />
  12. 12. Business Software is increasingly complex<br />Feature <br /> after Feature<br /> after Feature<br />
  13. 13. Complexity<br />increases supportcosts<br />
  14. 14. Add burden<br />on IT Staff<br />More Servers to monitor<br />More Data back-up<br />Application Training<br />
  15. 15. Building Enterprise<br />Security<br />is like…. <br />Building Medieval Castle<br />Stone Wall<br />Fire-proof<br />Moat<br />Army<br />Death Hole<br />
  16. 16. But often,<br />It makes that much harder for<br />customers,partners,suppliers<br />to connect to you<br />
  17. 17. In other words,<br />Business softwarefoundation wasdesigned around 3 decades ago<br />Rich, Heavy Protocols<br />Heavily Object Center(Server, Files, Docs)<br />LAN<br />Centralized User Repository<br />My Enterprise Island<br />File Based Access Control<br />Application Silos<br />
  18. 18. The enterprise world we live in <br />2010and beyond<br />Global <br />Direct, Open CustomersCommunication<br />(Customers, Resources, IPs are acquired everywhere)<br />(e.g. Social Media)<br />Digital Life Convergence<br />(Work and Personal lines are blurring)<br />Work Remotely<br />(Mobility Trend)<br />Transparency<br />Brief Collaboration<br />(Blogs, Social Computing)<br />(Assemble the best, Disassemble upon completion)<br />
  19. 19. And yet, innovations <br />on consumer side flourish <br />Real-time Search, Social Media<br />Search<br />Social Networking<br />New Mobile Experience<br />Video<br />
  20. 20. Isn’t it time to hit the reset button?<br />
  21. 21. Yes, now it’s time to <br />simplify <br />your business<br />
  22. 22. We have been in many successful <br />simplificationsprocess before<br />Rich User Interface to HTML<br />RPC, DCOM to HTTP, REST<br />Email to 140 Characters<br />XML to JSON<br />Shrink-wrap software to online<br />
  23. 23. Old and <br />New Technology <br />Often live side by side<br />in harmony<br />for long, long time<br />
  24. 24. Let’s build<br />Simple <br />Cloud <br />Solutions<br />For Business <br />
  25. 25. Design and Learnfrom…<br />Decades ofBusiness Software<br />TransformationalChanges<br />(Cloud, Social, Mobile,Web 2.0)<br />Many successful<br />Consumer Cloud Services <br />
  26. 26. Simplification #1<br />Zero Installation<br />“At least, we should aspire to”<br />
  27. 27. Managing OS, Servers, Applications, Devices <br />is more than a full time job<br />
  28. 28. ACloud Service should require <br />zero(or minimum) installation<br />Servers<br />Mobile<br />Clients<br />
  29. 29. This also means less maintenance<br />Upgrade<br />App Compatibility<br />Service Pack<br />Down Time<br />
  30. 30. Simplification #2<br />Reduce Your Support Cost<br />
  31. 31. Bring the culture of <br />Self-Service<br />Community Help<br />Self-Register<br />Self-Reset-Password<br />Self-Personal-Information-Control<br />
  32. 32. Reduce the number of <br />business applications<br /> users need to master<br />
  33. 33. only needs300engineers <br />to support 300,000,000 users<br />
  34. 34. Simplification #3<br />Transparency<br />
  35. 35. Business Software<br />Evolution<br />more<br />more<br />Focus on Subject<br />and activities<br />Focus on Objects<br />Files<br />Employees<br />Project<br />Activities<br />Servers<br />Spreadsheet<br />Self-Updates<br />
  36. 36. Transparencyboosts Productivity<br />Business with Transparency Activities<br />Social Consumer: Activity Feed<br />
  37. 37. A simple idea that revolutionizes social computing<br />Business software can learn from it,<br />“What are you working on?”<br />What’s on your mind?<br />What are you doing?<br />
  38. 38. Simplification #4<br />Short is Better<br />“Such a noisy world we live in”<br />
  39. 39. Sshhh… did you hearthat?<br />
  40. 40. Video<br />Podcast<br />Blog<br />Email<br />Music<br />Online<br />TV<br />Picture<br />Tweet<br />Voice IP<br />Readers<br />Radio<br />Social Networking<br />Phone<br />SMS<br />Mail<br />
  41. 41. Can we ever keep up?<br />
  42. 42. Brief<br />Essential<br />Express your message in… <br />140 characters or less<br />
  43. 43. Simplification #5<br />Mobility<br />“You are now free to move around the world”<br />
  44. 44. facebookmobile users are<br />50%more active <br />than non-mobile users<br />*65 million mobile users on Facebook<br />
  45. 45. Smart-phones are<br />becoming our personal computer<br />
  46. 46. Text Messaging<br />is increasingly<br />popular<br />740 billions text messages in 2009<br />it doubles from 2008<br />
  47. 47. Can you access enterprise data from <br />mobile phone today?<br />not just email…<br />
  48. 48. Simplification #6<br />Identity<br />Bring down this walled garden<br />
  49. 49. How many more <br />sets of username/password<br />I have to <br />remember<br />
  50. 50. Secure and Fluid identity Flows<br />Gestone collaborates withSyntomos<br />Melissa’s access to Syntomos Corp isGranted<br />Melissa Reed<br />Gestone, LLC<br />Issued on 11/17/09 Expired 11/17/10<br />Syntomos, Corp<br />
  51. 51. Bottom line…<br />In the cloud, no one can<br />monopolize the identity<br />Companies can produce and consume others’ identities<br />
  52. 52. With that, it..<br />Opens up <br />the Corporate Walls <br />…much easier for<br />two companies <br />to collaborate <br />
  53. 53. A few standards emerging… <br />…but we’re still early in the game<br />WS-Trust<br />Cardspace<br />Identity Selector<br />
  54. 54. Simplification #7<br />User In Control<br />
  55. 55. More people are bringing their <br />personal computer, phone <br />to access corporate network<br />
  56. 56. this wave continues because…<br />Digital Life Style <br />Convergence<br />“I work at home”<br />“I do personal stuff at work”<br />
  57. 57. A Cloud Serviceshould allow user to choose tools fit with user’s digital life style <br />
  58. 58. Simplification #8<br />Privacy<br />“Collect only what you need”<br />
  59. 59. Collecting more than you need, <br />invite unwanted visitors<br />not to mention some legal implication<br />
  60. 60. In a Cloud Service, collecting only <br />full name and photo are <br />sufficient for identification to others <br />Why should we collect these?<br />Birth-date<br />John Reed<br />Address<br />Marital Status<br />Sex<br />Religion<br />
  61. 61. Interesting enough, even with less data, identity can still flow securely between corporations<br />
  62. 62. Simplification #9<br />Search<br />Consumers have enjoyed far superior search experiences<br />than the enterprise users<br />
  63. 63. Why Search Is Complexin Enterprise? <br />Technology Silos<br />Network OS<br />Database<br />File System<br />Email<br />Application<br />Access Control <br />Who has access to what is important<br />
  64. 64. Simplification<br />All objects can be tagged, multiple times <br />Object has owners, may be modified by others<br />
  65. 65. In such… search can be simplified<br />Find all messages, documents, <br />status updates, <br />sent/modified/posted by Sally Johnson last weekregarding project 7503<br />
  66. 66. How about Access Control?<br />This leads to next simplification…<br />
  67. 67. Simplification #10<br />Security<br />
  68. 68. Today’s Access Control<br />Subject<br />Resource<br />
  69. 69. Today’s Access Control<br />Hard to answer:<br />“What does John have access to?” <br />(have to visit every file, database, server)<br />A person joins organization<br />Make sure access control is appropriately setin files, servers, database. (Be extra careful to grant access to Partners, Customers, Vendors, Suppliers)<br />
  70. 70. Simplified Access Control<br />Organization or Group Boundary<br />Subject &<br />Resource<br />
  71. 71. Federation<br />Threat<br />Authentication<br />Authorization<br />Encryption<br />Identity<br /> Cloud Security Deserves A Separate Presentation<br />(Stay Tuned)<br />
  72. 72. So, Go right ahead<br />Leapfrog your competitors<br />
  73. 73. Yes, Cloud Computing is still young<br />We’re all learning from it<br />
  74. 74. Take<br />Baby Steps <br />
  75. 75. Leaner . Agile . Adoptive<br />We’ll run much faster<br />
  76. 76. Fly High <br />above the cloud<br />
  77. 77. So, how do we start? <br />
  78. 78. For Enterprise, evaluate at department level <br />Grow organically inside your company<br />
  79. 79. For small business, migrate at your own pace <br />It’s easy to take advantage of it today<br />
  80. 80. What’s next?<br />Want to try the cloud for your businesstoday?<br />Free Trial<br />Beta<br />http://www.guppers.com<br />implements most of simplifications discussed so far<br />
  81. 81. Or read this presentation <br />http://slideshare.net/Guppers/introducing-guppers<br />
  82. 82. For more presentations like this, visit, <br />follow, subscribe to: <br />Blog: http://www.andyharjanto.com<br />Twitter: http://twitter.com/harjanto<br />Contact: andy@guppers.com<br />