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