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The market

The web has become the enterprise. Web technologies are shaping enterprise capabilities and images and are no longer just apps, projects or portals. The market for web-based technologies and service offerings is growing rapidly at 10-15%/annum in terms of users, 20-30%/annum in terms of usage, and 30%+/annum in terms of monetization growth. Within just six years (2000-2006) the market value of the larger IT web service companies increased by a factor of over 100. Web technology is deployed more widely and is becoming better understood and is therefore enjoying increasing popularity within work groups as well as for leisure and personal pursuits. Most organizations are beginning to rely on Web-based applications and technologies to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization.

In terms of market growth it is estimated that over 70% of large companies will develop employee portals. Around 95% large companies have an Internet presence to find customers, access information, engage in business transactions, deliver products and manage payments.

In a competitive world the issues of users convenience and security are beginning to overshadow technical performance issues. Penetrating the market requires the ability to achieve a shorter concept to product cycle, a flexible and innovative development environment, the ability to change user experience to superior levels, to support services on demand and create value by increasing user benefits.

The ability to use a common script, a universal script, in a seamless fashion across the web greatly increases design options. This enhances our ability to introduce innovations that respond more directly to user needs.

General areas of object & data management capabilities:  Text, numbers, data signals, advanced algorithms, data processing, data communications, data storage, logic, mathematical, statistical & deductive techniques, data analysis, reporting, graphs, time-based analysis, dynamic graphs, sound, voice, music, motion, video.

Advanced capabilities:  Complex algorithms combining logic, mathematics & rule-based decision analysis, operational research, simulation, forecasting, optimization, expert systems, structured calculations, data-intensive processing, medium to large database management, data security, encryption, secure linkages, data protection, grid computing, interface automation, advanced decisimn analysis, corporate analysis and forecasting.

Client side devices:  Networks, PCs, mobiles, automated devices for collecting information (no client interface), sensors of all kinds, digital imaging devices, audio capture or transmission devices

Sectors & some applications:

Investment & Project Management:  Project appraisal, objectives identification, decision analysis and options simulation, real time audit, planning, monitoring & evalaution systems, project optimization, human resources capability assessment, quantification of tacit & explicit knowledge performance impacts, human resource training needs, translation of strategic level indicators to project level indicators, cash flow, rates of return, sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo simulation;

Research, Development & Innovation:  R&D project design & optimization, statistical design, innovative product & information package designs, identification of quantifiable economic impact indicators, innovation diffusion rates, audit of R&D impact at any beneficray level, planning, monitoring & evaluation systems for R&D, compound investigation planning and optimization for enhanced value chain contribution;

Primary sectors:  Environmental management, bioclimatic and ecological zoning, mining, petrleum, river basic management, range management, agriculture, food, fibre & feedstocks, farm planning, market informatuion systems, trading floors, commodity transaction recording systems, barcoded process manageemnt and traceability systems (farm to fork);

Processing & manufacture:  primary sector processing, blending, food safety (traceability & health risks analysis);

Industrial design & manufacturing:  Complex systems design, turbine costs estimatiion folllowing redesign, optimization of processsing, internal industrial plant logistics.

Transport & logistics:  Transport & logistics planning & management, consignment tracking & management;

Civil engineering:   civil engineering transport routing location, cut and fill schema for road construction, intelligent buildings, access control;

Research-intensive activities:  Pharmaceuticals forecasting, high technology engineering systems redesign costings (aerospace);

Services:  Trading terminals, diagnostic systems in industrial and bio-medical applications (medical diagnostics, agricultural diagnostics such as pathology, phenotypic characterization of crop conditions according to husbandry practice), agricultural regulatory & statistical systems, survey systems;

Finance:  Complex financial calculations, derivatives risk assessment, forecasting, financial payments, cash flow, return on investment;

Governance   regulatory information systems in support of policy (e.g. European Union Common Agricultural Policy information support requirments), statistical agency systems, strategic policy development, policy simulation, e-Government, rules-based guidance for food agencies and other inspectorates related to animal hygiene, hazards identification analysis (HACCP) constituents, econometric modelling, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis;

Business:   Decision analysis, forecasting, analysis of performance, e-tickets, barcoded support, consignment management systems, trading terminals, commodity exchanges, trading floors, litigation.

The future is bright!!


The Decision Analysis Initiative 2010-2015
George Boole Foundation