WorkSmart Opening Remarks


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May 16, 2013
Technology isn’t the problem. We are.
We all come from different backgrounds, but everyone here today has one thing in common – we know the importance of asking “How can this be better?” Over the years, we’ve asked countless times how technology can help us do our jobs better. We’ve asked for information to be delivered to us faster. We’ve asked for the ability to connect back to work from wherever we happen to be standing with whatever device we happen to have with us. We’ve asked for better control, better security, better bandwidth and better devices. We’ve built complex systems capable of handling all of these demands and better than anything we could have imagined decades ago.
So, why aren’t we satisfied yet? The problem isn’t inadequate or inferior technology – the problem is that technology has evolved at a pace that the business community hasn’t been able to keep up with. The amount of information available to us is staggering, and yet the impact to our policies, our processes and our laws has just begun. It is true that as organizations, we are more exposed than ever. Sometimes it feels like until we figure out how to control the risk, we should block access to everything, but we know that we can’t afford to go back in time if we want to stay competitive and relevant. We wanted things to be better, and in many ways, they are. Now it’s up to us to adapt.
These are exciting challenges to have, and the more informed we are, the better prepared we will be to address them. That’s why we’ve hosted this event every year for the past eight years. We’re here today to learn from each other, to share ideas and to make connections. I’m thrilled to welcome you to WorkSmart 2013, and I look forward to our discussions!

Edward D. Laprade
President & CEO, ADNET Technologies, LLC

Presented By: Edward D. Laprade, President & CEO, ADNET Technologies, LLC
Ed Laprade founded ADNET in 1991 with the idea that combining technical expertise with business acumen would create a uniquely valuable computer consulting firm. Under his leadership, ADNET has grown significantly and become one of the leading systems integrators in New England. Mr. Laprade oversees business development activities, leads the Software Development group, has championed the formulation of ADNET's market-leading ASAP methodology, and continually looks for opportunities to deliver business impact with technology.

Prior to starting ADNET, Mr. Laprade had experience and proven leadership in business and information technology, including technology roles at Bell Labs, NCR, The Phoenix, and Price Waterhouse, and a founding role at Integrated Management Systems. As President and CEO of ADNET, Mr. Laprade has overseen the strategic growth of the organization with a focus on building new business partnerships and strengthening long-term relationships with ADNET clients.

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WorkSmart Opening Remarks

  1. 1. Opening RemarksThe Day AheadEd LapradeADNET Technologies, LLC
  2. 2. 2013: Technology Isn’t the Problem. We Are.
  3. 3. our Changing WorldTechnology: EvolutionWorkforce: Changing ParadigmOwnership: Who Owns Devices?Relationships: More Important than Ever
  4. 4. TECHNOLOGY: Evolution1982 - $3,590 – 28lbs1980’s19811963 – 300 baud (bps) acoustic coupler
  5. 5. mobile devicesAdoptionManagingApps 67 Million Sold: (Q1 2012) iPads = 2 yrs iPhones = 3 yrs iPods = 5 yrs Macs = 24 yrs Tablets in Enterprise: 2011=13.6M  2016=96.3M 48% compound annual growth 1.2 billion new smartphonesby 2017 (40% of allhandsets) Usage is increasing
  6. 6. mobile devicesAdoptionManagingAppsGoogle: Our Mobil Planet, 201271%smartphone use that is done at work35%smartphone users that expect tospend more time online
  7. 7. mobile devicesAdoptionManagingApps Acquisition: What devices will we allow? Who is purchasing them – BYOD? Standards? Support: How much support will we provide? Application installation? How will the asset be tracked? Security Device is lost or stolen – Whathappens to company data? User installed Apps You can’t protect what you don’tknow you have
  8. 8. mobile devicesAdoptionManagingApps iPad is only 3 years old Apple is about to hit 50billion App downloads by 2015 mobile appdevelopment outnumbersPC projects 4-to-1 “It’s an App World. The WebJust Lives in It.” – DanylBosomworth
  9. 9. move to the cloudadoption path . . . one application at a time . . .ERPPhone/PBXCRMBackupEmailDoc Mgmt
  10. 10. WORKFORCE: Changing Paradigm
  11. 11. the generation gap . . .Gen XVirtual & Distributed OrgGen YDemands and Change
  12. 12. DEVICES: Who Owns Them?
  13. 13. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Why the big push? Mobile device adoption Changing workforce Freedom in device purchase Why companies do it? Flexibility – Employee driven 80% of firms claim improved productivityas the business case Shift financial burden More than ½ of enterprises support(Forrester Research) Professionals: ¾ of personal smartdevices access company data Reality: Driven by employee adoption“Nearly half of firms supportingBYOD report data breaches.”–, Warwick Ashford
  14. 14. BYOD security . . . Ownership changes everything: Install personal Apps Freedom in device purchases Protecting company data Technology – Managing devices: MDM – Mobile Device Management MAM – Mobile Application Management“The map is no longer the territory.”Adrian Wright – May 201334% Store passwords & bank info48% Log into unsecure sites77% Just not worried55% Work around company policyForbes 5/2/2012, Mark Fidelman
  15. 15. PinterestTwitterYouTubeLinkedInFacebookRELATIONSHIPS: Social Media?InstagramGoogle+SlideShare
  16. 16. can social media really affect mybusiness? . . .
  17. 17. . . . look at the numbers. . . over 50% adoption rate in enterprise
  18. 18. . . . look at the numbersFrequency of social network visits on smartphoneGoogle:OurMobilPlanet,2012. . . 60% of smartphone usersvisit a social network site daily
  19. 19. . . . look at the numbers. . . social media as part of yourinbound marketing program
  20. 20. premise . . . Death of the traditional “sales funnel” It’s all about relationshipsCan’t we use social media tobuild relationships?
  21. 21. today is more complex than yesterday . . .. . . tomorrow will be more complex than todaySUMMARY
  22. 22. how we need to evolveWorkSmart
  23. 23. Thank You!
  24. 24. BUSINESSSTRATEGY,SECURITY,TECHNOLOGYKEYNOTE SPEAKERSocial Media: “Friend” or “Foe”• Daniel Schwartz– Member of the Labor &Employment Practice atPullman & Comley, LLC– Co-chair of Pullman & Comley’snew Social Media, Internet &Privacy Law Practice Group– Author of the ConnecticutEmployment Law Blog– ABA Journal “Legal Rebel”Learn more about Dan at: