• Why 'innovation management' isn't an oxymoron

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    To foster innovation, IT leaders must balance blue-sky thinking and practical goals.
  • 3-D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 8:01 am

    3-D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.
  • Ready, set, compete: The benefits of IT innovation

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Welcome to 2013. As IT budgets loosen up and new projects get queued up, IT is learning to quickly tap into creative ideas for competitive advantage in a cutthroat marketplace.
  • Stop working and start innovating: It can pay off

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Savvy IT departments that set aside time for employee creativity say the payoffs include happier workers, increased productivity and sometimes even revenue.
  • Time off to innovate: Good idea or a waste of tech talent?

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Savvy IT departments that set aside time for employee creativity say they gain happier workers, more satisfied customers and sometimes even revenue.
  • "The Wide Lens" explains how to innovate successfully

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 11:01 am

    A new book by consultant and professor Ron Adner offers advice for developing products that will succeed and keeping them on the right track.
  • Setting the pace for growth with innovative IT

    Posted August 2, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    The 2011 CIO 100 winners show how IT can become an integral and powerful force for executing strategies for business growth.
  • CIO wannabes told to think outside the box

    Posted June 21, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    IT workers who want to be a CIO need to think outside the box -- like pushing for staff to spend 10% of their time working on something other than operational tasks, according to advice at a recent CIO conference.
  • IT innovation: How to avoid being a one-hit wonder

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    There were no big brainstorming sessions, rah-rah team meetings or executive committees convened to devise a plan to drive FiOS TV customers away from using call centers in favor of self-service ordering, the more cost-effective option.
  • From the labs: IT's future today

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    For all its promise of revolution, the computing industry often lags behind expectations. After all, your netbook is really just a laptop, only smaller and cheaper. The chip that powers your PC today has a direct lineage back to the Pentiums of yesterday. Your latest hard drive might hold 2TB, but it's still just a hard drive. Where's the real innovation?
  • Transformative technologies for the 21st century

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 10:46 am

    Have a look at just three technologies that have the ability to completely revolutionize IT from the ground up: memristors, nanowires and OLEDS.
  • Inside HP Labs: 8 cool projects

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 11:42 am

    For every remarkable, headline-making discovery -- flash memory! high-def movies! quad-core processors! -- there are more iterative research projects that move technology forward inch by inch. Here's a look at 8 cool projects HP Labs researchers are cooking up.
  • IBM labs promises five innovations

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 10:34 am

    The ability to "talk" to the Web, information collection and retrieval systems that alleviate forgetfulness, and solar technology built into asphalt, windows and even paint are among the advances IBM sees emerging from its research labs in the next five years.

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