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  • What is an Entrepreneur in Residence and why you need one

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Traditionally, EiRs worked with VCs to scout and vet investment, but the role has expanded to educational institutions, governmental agencies, and -- increasingly -- technology companies.
  • 7 startups show how the entrepreneurial spirit drives innovation

    Posted September 11, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    GigTank, an entrepreneur accelerator event, paired seven startups with mentors, business leaders and others able to help people with big ideas start to bring them to market.
  • How to become an IT Innovator

    Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:51 am

    7 steps to taking on a leadership role in your company's innovation efforts
  • Qualcomm learning how to incubate new technologies

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Qualcomm has a big, well-funded research and development operation, but its program for commercializing new innovations is still a learning experience for the wireless chip maker.
  • CIOs need to 'unlearn' before they can innovate

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    It's time to dive into realms where you don't have all the answers, says Chris Curran of PwC. Ditch outmoded ways of thinking, ask business managers and employees what they need to innovate, and find out what customers want before they even know.
  • 2013 IT outlook: Innovation trumps cost-cutting

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 11:45 am

    The economic recovery is moving at an unsteady pace, but the emphasis on cost-cutting that dominated IT agendas in recent years is sharing the spotlight with a more interesting imperative: innovation.
  • CIOs need to learn new ways of thinking

    Posted December 25, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Your task in 2013: tap into the latest research about business transformation, collaboration and innovation.
  • 9 unheralded technology innovations

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Some of the indispensable technology that you use every day was so ahead of its time that it now goes largely unnoticed. Here the innovations that forever changed email, Web development, database management and other "givens" in today's tech finally get their due.
  • Geek Squad exec: 'What happens if more of our innovators are women?'

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Geek Squad's summer camp has grown from a one-day, one-city venue to a nationwide program that's set to host nearly 10,000 girls and boys in more than 20 states this season.
  • Post Facebook: Let's invent big once again

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 11:13 am

    20 years ago, a smartphone in your pocket tied to the knowledge of the world was unimagined. Today, every new Web startup is "like Facebook, but..." and the Space Shuttle is mothballed.
  • Facebook's CIO shares IT innovation successes and failures

    Posted June 2, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Roam the open, warehouse-style headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, Calif., and you'll see posters on nearly every wall encouraging innovation. One in particular reads, "Move fast and break things"--a principle that Facebook CIO Tim Campos says is core to the success of his 65-person IT team.
  • Apotheker puts the hurt on Hurd (indirectly, anyway)

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 6:56 pm

    He doesn't come right out and say it, but Leo Apotheker thinks former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd left him a fine mess to clean up.
  • Meet Google's human search engine for innovation

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    As developer advocate at Google, Don Dodge treks across the country looking for innovative startups that Google can help make successful.
  • Cultural barriers stymie IT-led innovation

    Posted February 21, 2011 - 8:42 am

    The IT department won't be able to lead business innovation projects if it has a bad reputation, says CA evangelist Steve Romero.
  • 5 innovation opportunities for CIOs in 2011

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    Most of the CIOs I speak with are looking at the year ahead as an opportunity to drive innovation within their organizations, usually by automating back office activities. That's a good place to start. But the most aggressive are looking beyond running the IT shop more efficiently and effectively; they're also experimenting with new technologies that can increase profitability, improve competitiveness and attract new customers. We call them ambidextrous innovators.
  • Student-made device could bring clean water to the world

    Posted December 29, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Students at the University of Washington invent a device to measure the purification level of water.
  • How to restart innovation

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Reinvest in R&D
  • U.S. tech lead at risk, says Obama's top scientist

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Nobel Prize winner and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Tuesday bluntly warned that the U.S. is in danger of losing its leadership in the development and export of high technology products.
  • Innovation means risk, CIOs warned: 'Get over it'

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Chief information officers should be leading the charge to adopt innovative social media if their organizations aren't leveraging the technology, a Canadian IT professor has told an audience of CIOs.
  • Gartner warns of emerging 'super vendors'

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    Gartner analysts warned users that the growing merger and acquisition activity among large vendors could help stifle technology innovation.
  • Oracle: Businesses should use datacenter cost savings

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Opportunities for innovation are being opened up as organizations consolidate as a result of the downturn, Oracle says.
  • Xerox PARC turns 40: Marking four decades of IT innovations

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    For 40 years, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (commonly called Xerox PARC, now just PARC) has been a place of technological creativity and bold ideas. The inventions it has spawned, from Ethernet networking to laser printing and the graphical user interface (GUI), have led to myriad technologies that allow us to use computers in ways that we take for granted today.
  • Count on tech companies to dodge anti-poaching bullet from DoJ

    Posted September 17, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 3 Ways Sourcing Pros Can Serve An Innovation Agenda

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    As the economic downturn begins to loosen its grip, many organizations are moving away from cost cutting and toward innovation and growth. The CEOs behind these strategic decisions recognize that in a business environment characterized by higher levels of uncertainty and risk, the ability to generate and sustain innovation programs will be a crucial element of long-term differentiation and growth. Despite this executive-level focus, however, Forrester has found that corporate leadership often lacks the strategy and tools to support a comprehensive innovation agenda.
  • Open source innovation on the cutting edge

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Think open source doesn’t innovate? Here are seven projects exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free.
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