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Technology is changing all the time! Learn more about technology trends in 2013 including BYOD, Big Data and Cloud Computing.


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2. Introduction.3Cloud Computing.....................................4Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)...9 A Look Into BYOD (Infographic)14Big Data.....15Conclusion..21TABLE OF CONTENTS: 3. Introduc)on With the way informa)on technology evolves, you could nd many dierent trends that may change the way business is done across the world. Among all these changes, 3 trends seem to be at the forefront of the informa)on technology movement: Cloud compu)ng, bring your own device (BYOD), and big data. While these are by no means the only trends aec)ng informa)on technology today, they can be considered the 3 things that can have the biggest impact on business over the next few years. 2013 Tech Trendswww.me)scomm.com Page 3 4. Deni&on: Internet-based compu2ng in which large groups of remote servers are networked so as to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources. CHAPTER 1:Cloud Computing2013 Tech Trendswww.delity.com Page 4 5. According to an ar)cle by InfoWorld, there are 7 key areas of cloud compu)ng: 1. SaaS: This type of cloud compu)ng delivers a single applica)on through the browser to thousands of customers using a mul)tenant architecture. On the customer side, it means no upfront investment in servers or soNware licensing; on the provider side, with just one app to maintain, costs are low compared to conven)onal hos)ng. 2. U)lity compu)ng: The idea is not new, but this form of cloud compu)ng is geQng new life from Amazon.com, Sun, IBM, and others who now oer storage and virtual servers that IT can access on demand. Early enterprise adopters mainly use u)lity compu)ng for supplemental, non-mission-cri)cal needs, but one day, they may replace parts of the datacenter. 3. Web services in the cloud: Closely related to SaaS, web service providers oer APIs that enable developers to exploit func)onality over the Internet, rather than delivering full-blown applica)ons. 4. Pla@orm as a service: Another SaaS varia)on, this form of cloud compu)ng delivers development environments as a service. You build your own applica)ons that run on the providers infrastructure and are delivered to your users via the Internet from the providers servers. 5. MSP (managed service providers): One of the oldest forms of cloud compu)ng, a managed service is basically an applica)on exposed to IT rather than to end-users, such as a virus scanning service for e-mail or an applica)on monitoring service. 2013 Tech Trends Page 5 6. 6. Service commerce pla@orms: A hybrid of SaaS and MSP, this cloud compu)ng service oers a service hub that users interact with. Theyre most common in trading environments, such as expense management systems that allow users to order travel or secretarial services from a common plaYorm that then coordinates the service delivery and pricing within the specica)ons set by the user. 7. Internet integra)on: The integra)on of cloud-based services is in its early days. OpSource, which mainly concerns itself with serving SaaS providers, recently introduced the OpSource Services Bus, which employs in-the-cloud integra)on technology from a liZle startup called Boomi. SaaS provider Workday recently acquired another player in this space, CapeClear, an ESB (enterprise service bus) provider that was edging toward b-to-b integra)on. Way ahead of its )me, Grand Central -- which wanted to be a universal "bus in the cloud" to connect SaaS providers and provide integrated solu)ons to customers -- amed out in 2005. Today, with such cloud-based interconnec)on seldom in evidence, cloud compu)ng might be more accurately described as "sky compu)ng," with many isolated clouds of services which IT customers must plug into individually. On the other hand, as virtualiza)on and SOA permeate the enterprise, the idea of loosely coupled services running on an agile, scalable infrastructure should eventually make every enterprise a node in the cloud. Its a long-running trend with a far-out horizon. But among big metatrends, cloud compu)ng is the hardest one to argue with in the long term. (InfoWorld) 2013 Tech Trends Page 6 7. Why it MattersAs other technologies such as BYOD and big data con)nue to be adopted at rapid rates, its impera)ve that cloud technology keeps pace. Employees and customers want access to more and more informa)on and want it to be as easy as possible to harvest that informa)on. Giving employees and customers the ability to access whatever informa)on they want, whenever they want it, will lead to increased produc)vity of employees and increased sa)sfac)on for customers. According to a Gartner Vice President, We are just at the beginning of realizing the benets of cloud. 2013 Tech TrendsIssuesThe biggest issue associated with the cloud compu)ng movement is the issue of data security. According to the Informa)on Systems Audit and Control Associa)on (ISACA) ninety percent of US consumers who use a computer, tablet or smartphone for work ac)vi)es feel like their privacy and security are being threatened. Because of this, business owners need to make security a top priority when evalua)ng their cloud provider choices. 90% of US consumers who use a computer, tablet, or smartphone for work ac)vi)es feel like their privacy and security are being threatened. Page 7 8. What to ExpectAccording to the Accenture Technology Vision for 2013, it is es)mated that by 2016 enterprises will devote 14 percent of their overall IT spending to cloud, up from just 5 percent in 2011. This increase in spending is due to mul)ple factors, a few of which are: Pay-as-you-grow subscrip)ons: Companies of all sizes are embracing cloud technology for their everyday business processes. This has led to a shiN in subscrip)on models that allow companies and individuals to only pay for the services and storage capacity that they need. Heavier emphasis on security: As men)oned above, businesses and consumers share the common worry of security when u)lizing cloud technologies. This worry will lead cloud providers to focus stronger than ever on ways to increase their security and give businesses and consumers peace of mind. Disaster recovery: Losing precious data is a concern of all businesses, both large and small. The ability to u)lize cloud service to add another line of defense against data loss will be one of the major draws of cloud compu)ng going forward. 2013 Tech Trends Page 8 9. Deni&on-Short for Bring Your Own Device. A phrase that has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own compu2ng devices such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs to the workplace for use and connec2vity on the corporate network. CHAPTER 2:BYOD2013 Tech Trends Page 9 10. BYOD is one of the hoZest trends in the business world today. As technology progresses, workers are demanding more exibility from their employers with regards to remote work. In most industries (especially the tech industry) organiza)ons must do everything necessary to aZract and retain the best and brightest workers in order to stay compe))ve. One way these organiza)ons are doing this is by oering a more exible workplace and allowing users to use their own devices at work as opposed to company mandated devices. Why it MattersSomething from the infographic? 2013 Tech Trends Page 10 11. use and would allow them to always have access to their work documents and email at all )mes. Adop)ng a BYOD policy can provide many benets for organiza)ons. Some of these include: 2013 Tech TrendsCost Savings: Organiza)ons that choose to allow employees to bring their own devices can realize cost savings if they arent required to purchase any equipment at all for those employees. Currently 60% of organiza)ons s)ll claim their BYOD policy includes them purchasing the device for the employees in addi)on to paying the monthly network fees associated with them. If organiza)ons require employees to purchase the devices and only pay the monthly fees, they will be much more likely to see a true cost savings from BYOD. their own devices and would require a smaller learning curve for new workers. In addi)on, a BYOD policy would allow workers to work remotely with liZle eort. BYOD would not require employees to carry around mul)ple devices separately for work and personal www.workplaceexibility.com.au Increased Flexibility: As stated above, BYOD is a major factor in providing exibility to the workforce. Employees are more familiar with www.ddifo.org Page 11 12. their own devices in some way. As tech organiza)ons ght for top talent, BYOD is just another incen)ve candidates can have when deciding between compe))ve companies. 2013 Tech Trendsthem at all )mes gives them the opportunity to always have access to whatever they need, whenever they need it. Taking away inhibitors to produc)vity will allow workers to have an oce wherever and whenever they need it. ARrac)veness to Job Seekers: According to one study, 44% of job seekers nd an employer more aZrac)ve if they let them use Increased Produc)vity: Allowing workers to have their devices with 44% of job seekers nd an employer more aZrac)ve if they let them use their own device www.enjoyinglife.com.au www.salesbenchmarkindex.com Page 12 13. Data Security: As with cloud compu)ng, data security concerns accompany BYOD policies. Finding ways to secure and monitor employees devices without invading personal privacy is a tough line for employers to walk. Cost: BYOD can be a cost savings for organiza)ons, but the 60% that s)ll pay for employee devices are not likely to see much cost savings. Employers that are willing to let employees pay the bulk of their device cost will be much more likely to realize the cost savings from BYOD. Privacy: Employees are wary of bringing their own devices due to the worry of privacy invasion. Almost everyone accesses their twiZer and Faceboo