Technology Innovation

8 Intriguing User Interface Designs from the MIT Media Lab

To see what lies ahead in the coming years for user interfaces, some of my colleagues at PwC recently visited the MIT Media Lab. The researchers behind the “Fluid Interfaces” project are toiling away on dozens of intriguing prototypes that leverage breakthrough technologies such as gestures, haptics, wearable computing, 3D, projection, and data visualization, to […] MORE

December 02, 2011

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Learning by Doing with Labs

Every summer, I spend a week camping with my kids’ Boy Scout troop.  This year, we had the opportunity to camp, hike and fish in the Colorado Rockies near Pike’s Peak. A by-product of a week away from constant email, phone calls and meetings is time to think. A few summers ago, one of these […] MORE

August 09, 2011

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3 Keys for the Mobile Enterprise

Guest post by Dan Eckert An agile organization is a mobile organization. And, given today’s technologies, there’s no reason why your company shouldn’t be both. Today’s alignment of smart handhelds, information clouds, and social networking innovation can finally take the power of IT to the edge of your enterprise where it belongs. Making the most […] MORE

May 09, 2011

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Medical Technology Innovation

Is your company planting seeds in countries that have the most fertile ground for innovation? That’s an important question for CIOs who are thinking strategically about technology’s impact on the business. In a global business ecosystem, a nimble competitor can leapfrog you with an unanticipated technology advance. Or you can tap into these ideas first. […] MORE

January 31, 2011

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5 Innovations for 2011

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” said Alan Kay, one of the earliest pioneers of object-oriented programming, personal computing, and graphical user interfaces, back in 1971 as quoted in That’s sage advice for the CIO trying to determine where technology is headed, and what it means for the company. […] MORE

January 01, 2011

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5 Reasons Consumer Innovations Outpace the Enterprise

With all of the killer apps and data, social systems, creative visualization and different devices out there in the consumer space, why we aren’t making more and faster progress in adopting some of them in the companies where we work?  If I can use Wolfram Alpha on my iPhone to ask a question why can’t […] MORE

October 19, 2010

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Business Innovation or IT Innovation?

Business Innovation or IT Innovation - Video Blog Transcript In the most recent issue of Sloan Management Review, Sloan introduced a new study they are doing along with IBM called the New Intelligent Enterprise. In the study, they surveyed 3000 executives and asked them for their top priority over the next two years. They didn’t […] MORE

October 05, 2010

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CIO’s Explore Twitter for Business - Webinar Recap

The CIOs of Sony Pictures and Clorox weren’t sold on Twitter at first, as they explained during the webcast yesterday, “CIOs Reveal Why They Tweet”. Ralph Loura, the CIO of Clorox, made a promise to himself that he would stick with it for a month to see what he got out of it. David Buckholtz, […] MORE

September 24, 2010

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iPads and Airplanes

On the plane this morning with 3 hours on my hands, I decided to pay for another 30-day pass on GoGo and fired up the iPad.  As I continue to experiment with the iPad for day to day business tasks, I’m constantly finding great reasons to use it more.  This morning, I was admiring the […] MORE

September 08, 2010

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Can You Outsource Innovation?

I’m writing this as I finish up a great week of vacation on the Baltic Sea with my wife and some friends.  While our main destination was St. Petersburg, Russia, an unexpected surprise was our visit to Tallinn, Estonia.  As you can see in the photo above, Tallinn has many old churches and a well-preserved […] MORE

August 13, 2010

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