Technology Innovation

6 Technology Innovation Sources for Outside-In Learning

The speed and variety of new ideas makes technology innovation harder than ever before. For most of the last 30 years, those of us in the field of information technology only really concerned ourselves with one major new technology trend at a time - distributed computing, GUIs, OOAD or data warehousing. Now we have not one, […] MORE

June 28, 2014

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Tapping into the Maker Movement

When you hear the word innovation, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s probably the Media Lab at MIT. With few constraints and an incredible collection of minds across not just information technology disciplines, but music, art, psychology and many others, they have masterminded hundreds of breakthrough inventions – everything from the […] MORE

December 19, 2013

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Making Enterprise Apps Mindful

Guest post by Lindsey Jarrell As a CIO, you’re probably familiar with the term workflow, but what about mindflow? Mindflows are the steps we undergo to sift through information and arrive at a difficult decision. Comparing, evaluating, and summarizing leads us down a twisting, turning journey toward a final outcome. In the past, it’s been […] MORE

November 19, 2013

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Emerging Technology and Disruptive Technology - What’s the Difference?

Some people question my use of the word “emerging” to categorize technologies such as social, mobile, cloud, analytics, sensors and others.  They argue that these technologies are already here and aren’t emerging anymore.  Some suggest using “disruptive” to describe them instead.  Now is a good time to distinguish between these two labels and make sure […] MORE

June 13, 2013

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Wearables and Pervasive Computing: A 2013 Trend to Consider

It’s difficult as a CIO to gauge whether or not to add the latest technology to your portfolio. You don’t want to chase a fad without business value or get left behind. Balancing your technology portfolio is a delicate dance that involves making the right investments at the right times for the right reasons. Today, […] MORE

January 23, 2013

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Embracing Ignorance and Failure to Innovate

What drives scientists to venture unflinchingly into the unknown without any guarantee of discovering the next big breakthrough that will generate headlines? Ignorance, according to Stuart Firestein, author of a compelling book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science. Firestein reveals that “ignorance propels scientific discovery” and asks the provocative question: “What if we cultivated ignorance instead […] MORE

October 12, 2012

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Survey: What Global CEOs Want from Technology

We recently peered into the minds of CEOs with operations in Asia Pacific to explore their priorities and pain points as part of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. The over 370 business leaders who responded to PwC’s 2012 APEC CEO Survey are hungry to harness the growth potential of the region. We asked […] MORE

September 14, 2012

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SMAC: Hype or Reality?

Have you heard the latest technology acronym that is revving up business executives? Vendors claim that SMAC - Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud - is the quadruple mix of technological elements that will rescue businesses from potential irrelevancy. If executives fall for the SMAC hype, they could end up smacking themselves in the forehead with […] MORE

June 27, 2012

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4 Easy Ways to Kill Innovation

How should we innovate? Business and technology leaders ask me this question a lot these days. I often respond with another question. Why do you want to innovate? Nothing kills innovation faster than a lack of focus. A financial services CTO established a technology innovation team to explore.  “Explore what?” I asked.  “Emerging technologies that […] MORE

May 24, 2012

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5 Real Innovation Opportunities in 2012

Co-authored with Devin Henkel For years we’ve heard the challenge “innovate or die.” Companies are taking that idea to the extreme in 2012 - we are currently working with several companies that are re-thinking their approaches to innovation. To survive, they are “innovating innovation.” Some companies are letting outsiders in on their innovation processes. That […] MORE

February 07, 2012

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