Business Innovation and Disruptive TechnologyBreakthrough Technology for Competitive Advantage shows you how to profit from the next technological revolution. Nicholas D. Evans explains how to discover powerfully disruptive technologies more quickly, evaluate them more accurately, and implement them more profitably. He presents business-focused introductions to rapidly maturing technologies such as Web services, real-time computing, and P2P, then previews crucial trends like "software as a service," as well as next-generation technologies such as grid computing, electronic tagging, and location-based services.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Need for Enterprise Innovation. Business and IT Trends. Increased Uncertainty. Productivity. Security. Business Management of IT. IT Priorities. Emerging Technology as the Next Competitive Advantage. The New Technology Adoption Lifecycle. Enterprise Software Trends. Return of the Major Players. Wireless Middleware Market. Convergence of Software Categories. Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS Value Chain. Key Emerging Technology Vendors. Key Applications. Refocus on Infrastructure. Into the Internet II Era. Web Services. Peer Services. Real-Time Computing. Business Process Management. Mobile Business. Enterprise Security. Summary. Extending the Radar Lessons.2. Web Services. Market. Web Services Evolution. Drivers for Adoption. Recent History. Web Services Value Chain. Looking Forward. Vendor Profiles. Technology. Business Strategy. Industry Scenarios for Web Services. Sales tax calculation. Travel services customization. Automotive aftermarket portal. Fitness Portal. Government Integration. Benefits of Web Services. New sources of revenue. Competitive advantage. Business agility. Virtual enterprise. Increased customer satisfaction. Increased productivity and reduced costs. Challenges for Web Services. Strategy. Trust. Security. Critical Mass. Strategy Considerations. Estimating Results. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.3. Peer Services. Market. Evolution. Drivers for Adoption. Value Chain. Vendor Profiles. Technology. Business Strategy. Industry Scenarios. Distributing Computing for Engineering Design (Intel NetBatch). Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Management for M&A Activity (Baker and McKenzie). Supply Chain Collaboration. Partner Relationship Management. Benefits. Challenges. Strategy Considerations. Estimating Results. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.4. Real-Time Computing. Market. Evolution of the Real-Time Enterprise. Drivers for Adoption. Value Chain. Vendor Profiles. Technology. Business Strategy. Industry Scenarios. Telecommunications. Energy Trading. Supply Chain. Retail. Consumer Packaged Goods. Financial Services. Chemicals. Benefits. Competitive advantage. Improved responsiveness and customer satisfaction. Increased revenues. Increased productivity. Cost reduction. Challenges. Identification of real-time processes. Re-engineering business processes for real-time computing. Faster operations require more precision. Managing real-time responses. Strategy Considerations. Estimating Results. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.5. Business Process Management. Market. Evolution. Drivers for Adoption. Vendor Profiles. Technology. Business Strategy. Industry Scenarios. Benefits. Holistic approach. Increased agility. Reduced complexity. Decreased cost of ownership. Faster return on investment. Challenges. Making the paradigm shift from IT integration to process integration. Abstraction of business process from business logic. Componentization of business logic. Training and change management. Strategy Considerations. Estimating Results. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.6. Mobile Business. Wireless Infrastructure Management. Mobile Commerce. Location-Based Services. Telematics. Electronic Tagging. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.7. Enterprise Security. Prevention. Biometrics. Wireless Security. Detection. Intrusion Detection. Reaction. Estimating Results. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.8. Emerging Technology Strategic Roadmap. Action Items for Extending the Radar. Action Item #1: Set clear objectives and ensure buy-in for the emerging technology radar process. Action Item #2: Put a business process in place to extend your current radar. Action Item #3: Prioritize emerging and disruptive technologies in the context of your business objectives. Action Item #4: Look for ways to embed emerging and disruptive technologies into current initiatives. Action Item #5: Combine emerging and disruptive technologies holistically. Action Item #6: Apply emerging technologies to operate the radar itself. Action Item #7: Continually monitor and adjust your emerging technology radar process. Extending the Radar Lessons. Action Items for extending the radar. Extending the Radar Considerations.9. Future Trends. Core Computing and Networks. Grid Computing and Computing On Demand. Power Line Networking. Devices and Sensors. Devices. Sensors. User Interfaces and Human-Computer Interaction. Artificial Intelligence. Speech Technology. Visual Interfaces. Extending the Radar Lessons. Extending the Radar Considerations.10. Conclusion. References. Index. About the Author.