Archive for the 'Innovation' Category

IBM, Innovation and Collaboration

I firmly believe that as we move forward we will see the corporate environment liquefy. That is, we will have fewer and fewer monolithic companies that carry pretty much all the processes inside, and more and more partnerships and conglomerates of small companies that work together to accomplish certain things. The evolution of the information [...]

Top 15 Most Innovative Countries

The Mental Floss blog has an interesting post commenting a recent study by The Economist Intelligence Unit aimed at finding the most innovative countries in the world.
“The number of patents each country generated during those four years, per million people, was the primary method for determining the measure of innovation. As for the results? [...]

Artificial Diamonds

Your wife would love receiving a diamond for her next birthday, but you are not sure if your wallet shares the same opinion? Maybe your problems are close to an end, as an article over the InnoBlog discusses.
The article, titled “Disruptive Diamonds,” illustrates how some companies are investing into a synthetic diamond manufacturing technology. Quoting [...]

IdeaConnection – A Trading Ground For Ideas

Inventions, Innovations, Patents, and Ideas – meet Web 2.0.
IdeaConnection.com is hoping to become a trading ground for ideas, new products, and innovation teams. No matter the industry, the age, or the experience, there is something for you to participate in.
IdeaConnection facilitates individual and corporate innovation, ideas, and solutions by offering access to an international pool [...]

Thinkplace – Facilitating Innovation

For a company the size if IBM, innovation is everything.  Dell recognized the need to be more transparent in its product offerings, and IBM is following suit.
Thinkplace, ‘a web application for facilitating innovation through idea generation, collaboration, and refinement,’ appears to be on the right track.  What Thinkplace does is provide a place for sharing, [...]

Schumpeter: Prophet of Innovation

Joseph Schumpeter started analyzing innovation management more than seventy years ago, and his theories and ideas are still influential among academics and business men. Recently, in fact, Harvard Business School’s professor Thomas McCraw released a book titled “Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.”
In the HBS Working Knowledge website there is an interesting [...]

Design Thinking

As we approach Enterprise 2.0, it is becoming more and more transparent what exact role corporate intranets have in the ‘innovational’ sector. There is quite a bit of discussion about intranets being able to innovate, but I would argue the opposite.
Programming and development is nothing more than a series of inputs and outputs. [...]

Service Innovation

According to a BusinessWeek article titled “Service Innovation: The Next Big Thing” the attention of managers and academics around the world are increasingly turning to this type of innovation. The latest demonstration was the creation of the Service Research & Innovation Initiative, which is backed by some tech giants like IBM and Oracle.

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