Emerging Trends in Business Technology

             Steve Hankins
                Accio.US
Owner & CEO




Former CFO and CIO
   Tyson Foods

MBA, U. of Arkansas
  CPA, Arkansas
Prevailing Trend

            Device size & overall Cost of
            Computing continues to drop

 Cost of             ...
July, 1969 - 8 kb of Working Storage
July, 2009 - 128 MB of Working Storage - 16,000x
Prevailing Trend
Availability of Broadband Access Increasing
Emerging Trend
  Virtualization
 Typical                  Virtualized
 Storage       Storage      Storage       Storage

 ...
Virtualization
             Example




$18,000                    $,7,500
Emerging Trend
Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing


 Internet Hosted Services
 Enterprise-class Technology
 Minimal Upfront Costs
 Monthly Payments - Li...
What Can You Get From the Cloud?


 Basic Email     Office Applications        Web Hosting




Server Hosting   Applicatio...
Emerging Trend - SaaS
            Software as a Service

          Microsoft Exchange Email, etc

                        ...
Cloud Data Backup

Backup &
Recovery
Major Vendors Have Cloud Services
Emerging Trend
              Open Source Software


                   Revenues

Proprietary                            Op...
What is
              “Open Source” Software?

 Licensed users get free access to the application source code
 Unrestric...
Open Source Software
    High Profile Examples

Linux – Operating System

              MySQL – Database


          WordPr...
Emerging Trend
                   Social Media
 “You must be online and visible if you want to thrive
 and beat your compe...
Emerging Trend
      Laptops, Netbooks, & SmartPhones
        Ironically, the “high-end” smart phone market
        is als...
Price Ranges



    Smart Phones


           NetBooks


                             Laptops




$         $300        $6...
Emerging Trend
  Disruption
List of Emerging Trends


    Virtualization
    Cloud Computing
    Software as a Service
    Open Source Software
 ...
Summary


 Solution possibilities have changed drastically
 Think hard before you decide to spend
 Make use of what is ...
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Emerging Trends In Business Technology Accio Us

  1. 1. Emerging Trends in Business Technology Steve Hankins Accio.US
  2. 2. Owner & CEO Former CFO and CIO Tyson Foods MBA, U. of Arkansas CPA, Arkansas
  3. 3. Prevailing Trend Device size & overall Cost of Computing continues to drop Cost of Physical Computing Size $$ / Mip Time
  4. 4. July, 1969 - 8 kb of Working Storage
  5. 5. July, 2009 - 128 MB of Working Storage - 16,000x
  6. 6. Prevailing Trend Availability of Broadband Access Increasing
  7. 7. Emerging Trend Virtualization Typical Virtualized Storage Storage Storage Storage Software Software Software Software Operating Operating Operating Operating System System System System Virtualization Hardware Hardware  Reduce Capital Cost  Streamline Management  Use less energy
  8. 8. Virtualization Example $18,000 $,7,500
  9. 9. Emerging Trend Cloud Computing
  10. 10. Cloud Computing  Internet Hosted Services  Enterprise-class Technology  Minimal Upfront Costs  Monthly Payments - Like Electricity  Easy Scalability  Reduce Technology Infrastructure Costs
  11. 11. What Can You Get From the Cloud? Basic Email Office Applications Web Hosting Server Hosting Application Development Hosted Software Platforms
  12. 12. Emerging Trend - SaaS Software as a Service Microsoft Exchange Email, etc Small Business Accounting ERP & Web Commerce Project Mgmt / Team Collaboration Accounting / ERP Solution AICPA Preferred Provider CRM -Customer Relationship Mgmt
  13. 13. Cloud Data Backup Backup & Recovery
  14. 14. Major Vendors Have Cloud Services
  15. 15. Emerging Trend Open Source Software Revenues Proprietary Open Source Software Software Time
  16. 16. What is “Open Source” Software?  Licensed users get free access to the application source code  Unrestricted rights for modification  Enterprises avoid proprietary lock-ins  Benefit of a global community of developers supporting and adding to the application.  Not to be confused with Freeware or Shareware!
  17. 17. Open Source Software High Profile Examples Linux – Operating System MySQL – Database WordPress - Blog & Content Mgmt FireFox – Browser OpenOffice – Office Productivity CRM -Customer Mgmt
  18. 18. Emerging Trend Social Media “You must be online and visible if you want to thrive and beat your competition” smallbiztrends.com Networking Blogging Video
  19. 19. Emerging Trend Laptops, Netbooks, & SmartPhones Ironically, the “high-end” smart phone market is also turning into the low-end computing market. anthonyfranco.wordpress.com  Laptop sales are outpacing desktop sales in 2009  Laptops - 24 million units in Q1 2009  Netbooks - 6 million units in Q1 2009  Apple & Blackberry - 30% of phone market Q1 2009  iPhone 3GS sold over 1 million units in 1st 3 days
  20. 20. Price Ranges Smart Phones NetBooks Laptops $ $300 $600 $1,000+
  21. 21. Emerging Trend Disruption
  22. 22. List of Emerging Trends  Virtualization  Cloud Computing  Software as a Service  Open Source Software  Social Media  Laptops, Netbooks and Smartphones  Disruption
  23. 23. Summary  Solution possibilities have changed drastically  Think hard before you decide to spend  Make use of what is free  Rent, not buy  Infrastructure  Hosted solutions  Use the power of the Internet to your advantage

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