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Technology & Business: Where is Technology Having the Biggest Impact on Business Today? Spring 2012. Let’s Start With UT Law Student Market. What technologies have most changed your life? What NEW technologies do you think will change your life? What do you wish you could do?.

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Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Technology & Business:

Where is Technology Having the Biggest Impact on Business Today?

Spring 2012


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Let’s Start With UT Law Student Market

What technologies have most changed your life?

What NEW technologies do you think will change your life?

What do you wish you could do?


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Now, the Broader Market…a few areas

Alternative Energies

- Thin Film Solar (HelioVolt…right here in Austin)

- Electric car (Tesla, GE Volt)

- Wind / Ocean currents

Cloud Computing

- Servers on Demand (Amazon Web Services)

- Virtualization (VM Ware)

Advertising / Lead Generation

- Where did all the magazines go?

- Reach Local

- Google / AdSense

Nanotechnology

- Microscopic turbines / scissors

Open Source Development

- Linux, Open Office

Smart Phones

- RIM / Apple / Windows / Palm / Android / Symbian


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Smart Phones. Some questions.

How many of you have a smart phone?

Who has the largest market share of smart phones world wide?

What percentage of the smart phone market does Apple have in the US?


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Smart Phones…a snapshot

Data points:

4 Billion cell phones worldwide

Most are NOT smart phones

131 million smart phones sold 2008

2 billion iPhone apps sold


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

What does this tell ya?

Huge growth in the number of smart devices.

Like the Internet, an entirely new communication platform that will enable all kinds of new technologies to emerge.

- Location based services (FourSquare, Meet Moi)

- Maps / Advertising (Google Maps)

- RideCharge (OpenTable for the Car Service industry)

The operating system (OS) leaders have emerged, but there is lots of room for new innovation.


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source - Linux

Linus TorvaldsCreated the Linux kernel whileat Helsinki University (Finland)Released September 16, 1991


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source – Update 2009

SugarCRM announced a "record year in terms of revenue, subscriptions and users, adding over 2,000 commercial customers" to bring its total customer base to over 6,000 organizations scattered across 75 different countries. (Disclosure: I am an advisor to the company.)

Zimbra got the press, but Open-Xchange managed to increase its user base to 15 million users, a net increase of 7 million users in 2009.

Sonatype, which plays a key role in advancing the Apache Maven community, has seen Maven Central hits skyrocket to 300 million, with unique visitors doubling over 2008. m

Alfresco, notched its 17th-straight growth quarter at the end of 2009. Alfresco is profitable with results that put it on the IPO track.

While still largely pre-revenue, open-source cloud computing pioneer Eucalyptus Systems scored 15,000 monthly downloads after launching in April, with companies like Eli Lilly lining up to trial its software.

JasperSoft grew its open-source business intelligence business by 75 percent, year-over-year. Downloads crept close to 8 million with over 100,000 paying customers

Even companies that don't normally make a lot of noise, like Songbird, made significant headway, with Songbird scoring a significant distribution deal with Philips.


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source – Browser - Mozilla / Firefox


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source – Office Apps


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source – CMS (Sakai)


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

Open Source – Data Center Management


Technology business where is technology having the biggest impact on business today spring 2012

VCs chasing the next big thing…

Alternative Energies

Cloud Computing

Advertising / Lead Generation

Nanotechnology

Smart Phones

Open Source Development

And many others….

CONSTANT CREATIVE DESTRUCTION


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