Presentation on theme: "Our Shrinking World Computers & the Global Economy Dr. Ranette Halverson."— Presentation transcript:
Our Shrinking World Computers & the Global Economy Dr. Ranette Halverson
The First Computer - ENIAC 1949 First U.S. Computer Less powerful than a $3 calculator The demand?
How has the computer changed the world as you know it??? Cell Phones Music Downloads Online Courses YouTube Face Book – My Space Online Shopping
Still changing…… eHarmony.com Wikipedia Ebay Travelocity.com Email Instant messenger Text Messaging
What are YOUR Plans??? Where will you work? What will you do? Who will you work with? ALL of this is changing as we speak! Much of the change is due to the computer and the related technology!
What does this mean? 10 Flatteners Level Playing Field All have to do with the computer
How is the world economy and job market changing? Today we will discuss WHAT is happening. Actually what has already happened! Not why it happened! Not is it good or bad! That is for you to decide!!
Outsourcing 1800s – Conestoga Wagon Covers Today –Manufacturing Cars, Clothes, –Help desks & Call Centers –Programming Outsourcing will not be the end of civilization as we know it!!
Accounting – Tax Preparation 2005 – 400,000 returns outsourced to India Security Creativity
Radiology - MD Work from home –WF doctor works for San Antonio hospital Australia, India –Day there when night here
Journalism Reuters –Leader in world news Bangalore, India –Flash Headlines from news releases US reporters –Analysis 1/5 Cost
Call Centers 250,000 in India –Dell, IBM, Airlines Training & Education Jobs lost or Jobs not wanted? Use U.S. Products –Bottled water, soft drinks, etc. –More disposable income in India
Remote Personal Assistant Brickwork (div. of B2K Co.) –$1500 to $2000 month –Typically work during our night What do they do? –Research –Presentations –Reports
Are all the jobs leaving the US? This is a serious question. But the answer might be no!
McDonalds (yes, the hamburger place) Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts Call center in Colorado Springs, Co. Pay operators more but costs down 10% Cut errors by 1/2 Service time down by 30 seconds Next step: phones at tables which go to the call center Headquarters doing a trial
Jet Blue Airlines Home Sourcing 100% of phone reservations 400 women (mostly) in Salt Lake City 30 hour weeks at home 1 day a month in office for training 30% more productive than similar on- site reservation facilities
U.S. Army Predator drones –Unmanned spy planes –Flying over Iraq –Flown by soldier in Las Vegas, Nevada
E-Tutoring From India $15 to $20 per hour Use cameras, microphones, digital pencils, scanners
Television Production Higglytown Heroes ½ day per episode –Send the stars a laptop computer –Designers in San Francisco –Writers at home –Animators in Bangalore Private virtual nw
Entrepreneur Salesforce.com Rent business software –$17 per month –Constant upgrades –Web based Co. in China –$1 million per year in business –30 employees
Gold Mining Red Lake, NW Ontario 2000 – Contest –All mining data online –Tell them where to mine Winners 2 Australian Companies ($425k) Hit gold on first 4 attempts 2001 – 10X gold of previous years An Incredible Change of Attitude
Politics & Elections 2004 – Howard Dean 2008 – Moveon.org 2008 - ?? Future – Online voting
True Change is Occurring!!! How do we manage it? Who regulates it? Who taxes it? A significant change is occurring in ALL aspects of our world and at SUPER speed!
Whats Next?? What will be the next BIG change?? I dont know! I know you better be comfortable with computers and technology!!