Existing & Emerging Technologies

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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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www.pulsion.co.uk

Existing & Emerging Technologies




John McGuire

Managing Director, Pulsion Technology

Agenda


About me



Why Bother?



Mobile Technology



Cloud Computing





About me


25 years in software development


With Pulsion developing mobile applications for last 7 years


Involved in Cloud Computing for last 4 years


Worked for BT R & D, Barclays, WeeWorld


Developed eSquiggles cloud based mobile data collection and
compliance tool


‘Anyone who thinks they can predict the future of IT is talking
nonsense’ Anon
-

Internet


Why Bother?


Cost reduction


Efficiency


Competitiveness


Not Technology for Technology’s sake


Mobile Technology


Speed of Change


1984


First Psion PDA


1989


World Wide Web


1992


First SMS Message


1999


First Mobile Internet
Service


2002


First Tablet PC (Microsoft)


2007


iPhone


2010


iPad


2012


4 major Tablet OS providers


Mobile Internet Growth

Mobile


Past & Present FM Usage


Windows devices


Large batteries for all day working


Rugged for extreme environments


Mobile working applications


Work disconnected from internet


GPS, barcode scanners, camera,
etc


Mobile


Trends for Future FM Usage


Consumer or Rugged Devices


Android/
iOS
/Windows


Tablets are an emerging trend


Good screen size


Good battery life


Good connectivity


Still fragile but rugged cases and devices
emerging


Flexible price points


Mobile


Working Practices Trends


GPS


Employee Tracking (Lone Worker)


Geographical Work Allocation


Client Notifications based on GPS


Electronic Forms


Document Production and Client Info
Accessible on the Cloud


Use of RFID (NFC)


Document Libraries and Checklists


Multimedia Aids


Mobile


Possible Working Practice
Opps


Video Streaming (Site to
Base)


Diagnostics


Client Self
-
Service Mobile
Apps


Reporting Issues


Updates on Progress


Augmented Reality


Overlay computer generated
information over live video


Cloud Computing


Software Application as a Service


Delivered in browser over internet


Cost of ownership lowered


All businesses should have cloud
strategy


Computing becomes a utility


IT department may resist


But it’s the future


$40BN 2011
-
> $240BN 2020


Summary


Next 5 years huge changes in
technology


Driving efficiency and cost
reduction


Both technologies ripe to be
exploited


Technology will only get better
from here


Further Advice


E: John.mcguire@pulsion.co.uk



T: 0141 352 2280



www.pulsion.co.uk



http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/john
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