I looked up the synonyms for the word "disruptive." They include: troublesome; unruly; disorderly; unsettling and upsetting. None of which sounds like smooth sailing for those who want to just "get by" and do what they have done before. If you have not noticed, change is happening faster and faster. A speaker at the Microsoft Public Safety Symposium spoke on Disruptive Trends for Public Safety. My notes from the talk are below.
Disruptive Trends in Public Safety
Jeff Vining, Chief Public Safety Analyst, Gartner
We have communications everywhere. It is a world without boundaries. IP based competency is increasing. Consumer devices and technology is integrating into the work place. The non-traditional IT Enterprise is being challenged.
Big issue: Public safety thinks it is unique, but the money supporting it is not.”
The future for government:
The city light post is not what it once was. It is being used for many difference purposes.
The cloud is coming. It will be a place of shared data between many organizations.
What is social media? 2011 changed much of the thinking about social media. Police are using it for a communications tool only. You must determine the level of risk to your jurisdiction. Social media is evolving to become what? An online environment where content is created, consumed, promoted, distributed, discovered or shared. Are you going to be one to many or many to many?
How is government adapting to social media?
What is Social Analytics—Deciphering Relationships. You need to look at different companies/vendors who are providing services
Emerging or niche location technologies
GPS and Cell ID used to location information is already being embedded in a wide range of applications to enhance content.
UAV/Drones are a disruptive technology. Compare them to the cost of a helicopter. There are objectives, choices and consequences. A helicopter costs $1.5M for the bird. Crew salaries another $1M, and $25k annually for maintenance. Not very cost effective!