Monthly Archives: January 2014

Innovation TV

My work with EMC TV has me thinking a lot about the role of video in the innovation process. EMC developed an innovative new technology (VPLEX) that can simultaneously (and instantly) synchronize online transactions to two separate geographic locations. In addition to this synchronization, each location is "active / active", meaning that the data is fully accessible on both sides (which is extremely hard to do).

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For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design

Innovation Labs, either accelerators or corporate bunkers, are now becoming commonplace. As a result, workspace design is booming. Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation? Beyond the initial jolt of excitement it effects on employees, we don’t actually know what happens to office employees after such re-designs?

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Need Innovative Employees? Hire a Vet

The military way of life necessitates learning agility in both training and combat. As a long-time Army officer and innovator, IX Contributor Mick Simonelli constantly witnessed soldiers and units innovating; and as a corporate executive, he diligently hired military veterans to successfully launch change. Read more...

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Why Bigger Is No Longer Any Better

Digital technology has markedly evened out the playing field. Startups become billion dollar companies overnight while venerable brands like Kodak and Blockbuster hit the skids. This turn of events presents considerable challenges for managers. While there are still some advantages to scale, the disadvantages often outweigh them.

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