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My 2010 Trends

  1. 1. Cutting edge Enterprise technology trends 2010 -- Brian Pereira , Executive Editor, InformationWeek India & Network Computing magazine
  2. 2. We inform businesses… <ul><li>United Business Media Limited is a US$ 1.5 billion global business media company. </li></ul><ul><li>HQ in UK. Present in 30 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>UBM worldwide organizes 300 events, publishes 200 magazines and periodicals and hosts 200 websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Brands: Interop, TechWeb, InformationWeek, Dr. Dobb’s Journal </li></ul><ul><li>We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print, providing them with the information they need to do business successfully . </li></ul><ul><li>We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists, around the world . </li></ul>
  3. 4. Trend #1: Business Intelligence <ul><li>A significant 87% will increase IT spends on BI in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>India is fastest growing BI market in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in Open Source BI, especially in SME segment. </li></ul><ul><li>New BI models (SaaS-based BI) emerge. </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive analysis, real-time performance monitoring and faster (in memory) analysis. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Trend #2: Green IT <ul><li>Large enterprises moving to CSR, sustainability and Green IT initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors pitching energy efficient products; want green standards </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprises replacing power hungry devices with energy efficient ones </li></ul><ul><li>At the Global level there is more awareness about reducing the carbon footprint and enthusiasm for carbon credits </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturers adhere to strict standards set by Energy Star, RoHS, WEEE </li></ul><ul><li>Green data centers </li></ul><ul><li>Way to go: </li></ul><ul><li>Audit your energy consumption and replace equipment, appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficient products (low carbon footprint) and data center consolidation (reduce footprint) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization and Optimization technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Natural energy resources (Wind farms, Hydro power, solar power) </li></ul><ul><li>Using products made of environmental friendly materials (LEED certified) </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability initiatives </li></ul>
  5. 6. Trend #3: Virtualization <ul><li>Enterprises see virtualization as a means to cut IT spends and maximize ROI </li></ul><ul><li>CIOs are enthusiastic about it and many have adopted it </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization optimizes usage of IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networks), through consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: </li></ul><ul><li>Gartner: Globally, only 12% of the server population is virtualized </li></ul><ul><li>Indian companies are cautious, in the exploration stage, doing it in phases </li></ul><ul><li>M&A and consolidation of IT infrastructure is driving virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness could be better, especially in the mid- and small-sized companies </li></ul>
  6. 7. Trend #4: Cloud computing, SaaS <ul><li>Service providers are here, Indian companies talking to them </li></ul><ul><li>2008: SaaS market in India worth $70 mn </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing market projected to be $1bn </li></ul><ul><li>Gartner: Worldwide cloud services revenue to exceed $56.3 bn in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing can save IT costs: 30 – 60 % </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of adoption, cautious approach, undecided </li></ul><ul><li>Partial deployment, pilot trials </li></ul><ul><li>Non-mission critical apps </li></ul><ul><li>Private clouds, in-sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Companies opting for IaaS (Wipro) and SaaS (delivery model) </li></ul><ul><li>Dampers: </li></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent bandwidth, unreliable power, associated costs, security concerns, interoperability </li></ul>
  7. 8. Trend #5: Unified Communications and Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Unified communications (UC) enables multi-mode communication on a common platform. It integrates e-mail, instant messaging, Web 2.0 tools, mobile phone, voicemail and video --- with IP telephony as the basic platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Frost and Sullivan report : UC market expected to grow by 14.2 percent in 2009, reaching $3.36 billion (approx. Rs 336 crore) by end of the year. Estimated to reach $6.58 billion (approximately Rs 658 crore) by 2014. </li></ul><ul><li>The economic crisis has accelerated the adoption of UC tools. </li></ul><ul><li>UC is fast becoming a critical business tool and is enabling companies to address real-world challenges like widely dispersed workforces, globalization, rising travel costs and the need to reduce carbon emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools: Wikis, social networking, micro blogging </li></ul>
  8. 9. Trend #6: Mobile phones, VAS, connectivity <ul><li>Growth of mobile subscriptions surpasses landline subscriptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRAI: Wireless subscription reaches 427.28 Million (June 30, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRAI: Wireline subscription declines to 37.54 Million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11.9 mn New subscribers in June 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 12 – 14 million new wireless subscribers every month! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fastest growth in rural sector </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for budget handsets and high-end models (business mail) </li></ul><ul><li>VAS and apps /appstore will drive mobile telephony growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Microfinance apps, value-added services already driving growth in rural sector </li></ul><ul><li>With the proliferation of 3G we see demand for DVB-H based services (like mobile TV) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Trend #7: Data Centers <ul><li>Demand for data center facilities has increased. </li></ul><ul><li>Service providers are responding by investing heavily in data centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Shift to IP based communication and lower bandwidth costs has seen more players in the data center space (traditionally Telecos). </li></ul><ul><li>Client-server model is being replaced by SOA and Web 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on reducing the footprint (by consolidating systems and virtualization) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on reducing opex – by reducing energy consumption and cooling. Deploying more energy efficient systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Components like hard drives utilize less power (40% less in some cases) </li></ul><ul><li>Processors shut down segments (like cores) that are idling </li></ul><ul><li>Blade servers use less power </li></ul>
  10. 11. Trend #8: Security <ul><li>IT spending has decreased but cos continue to spend on security </li></ul><ul><li>Unified Threat Management solutions gaining momentum esp in small and medium enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Greater focus on end-point security </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple layers of defense </li></ul><ul><li>Security as a service (managed) gaining more acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Threats: </li></ul><ul><li>Hackers now motivated by financial gain </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber crime is more organized; hackers older and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated threats: Cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, zero-day exploits </li></ul>
  11. 12. Trend #9: Storage <ul><li>Digital data is growing at an explosive rate in the enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Email, user generated content, rich media (docs, attachments) </li></ul><ul><li>With cuts in IT spending, companies are adopting storage optimization technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Thin provisioning, cloud storage, open storage, data deduplication, eco-friendly storage </li></ul><ul><li>Unified storage technologies gaining momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Emergence of Green Storage tech; a standard soon </li></ul>www.networkcomputing.in
  12. 13. Trend #10: Enterprise applications and Open Source <ul><li>Large enterprises have already deployed ERP, SCM, CRM etc and are just tweaking these or dealing with integration and interoperability issues. </li></ul><ul><li>ISVs are pitching at SMBs. </li></ul><ul><li>Many are looking at Software as a Service as a way to lower TCO (pay as you use). </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source applications like OpenOffice.org, Apache Web server, Linux distributions are widely adopted in Indian enterprises. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Which trends will impact your industry? <ul><li>#1: BI </li></ul><ul><li>#2: Green IT </li></ul><ul><li>#3: Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>#4: Cloud computing and Saas </li></ul><ul><li>#5: Unified Communications </li></ul><ul><li>#6: Mobile phones, connectivity and VAS </li></ul><ul><li>#7: Data centers </li></ul><ul><li>#8: Security </li></ul><ul><li>#9: Storage </li></ul><ul><li>#10: Enterprise Applications, Open source </li></ul>
  14. 15. Our technology brands in India <ul><li>www.networkcomputing.in </li></ul><ul><li>www.informationweek.in </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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