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Come on, Apple; you can multi-task!

My iPad is great. Although completely unjustifiable on any financial basis, I bought a “top of the range” first generation iPad soon after it came out and have never seriously regretted it. The addition of apparent multi-tasking, in upgraded versions of the operating system, seemed to be a good idea at the time. But for […]

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Innovation strategy – where to aim?

At an inspiring BrightIdea meeting on innovation management in 2010, mentioned in a previous post, I was given, by Vincent Carbone (COO), the opportunity to present some high level thoughts. The general upsurge in interest, activity and capability in the area of innovation management is continuing; however much of this is, as yet, tactical in nature. […]

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Highlights of a 2010 innovation management highlight

One of the highlights of 2010, for me, was the opportunity to attend a meeting on innovation management at the request of BrightIdea who are a leading provider of innovation management products. Through a series of “birds of a feather” meetings (you know, they flock together) around the world, BrightIdea have promulgated thinking, information and […]

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business innovation management software

Software innovation management: reboot required?

Why is innovation so difficult in the software industry? In an interesting take on Google and its innovation, or lack of it, Robert Scoble provides an insight into Google’s manifestation of a very important issue for all organisations: their management of innovation. Much of his explanation and diagnosis rings true. However, many of the proposed remedies, […]

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business innovation software

Is “IT” “in denial”?!

This is probably true, but who really cares?

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business hardware innovation software

Less is more!

There seems to be an upsurge of interest in the philosophy of “less is more”. A couple of recent articles about product design, in general and in a specific case, address relevant aspects of this phenomenon. What do we know? On one level, we tend to question: how can “less” be “more”? We know it […]

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business hardware management software

Go, Nokia, Go!

You have nothing to fear and everything to gain! The mobile internet is becoming mainstream, so the smartphone market is booming. Nokia occupy the strongest position in the smartphone market, has loyal customers and a reputation for phones that, relative to other mainstream phones, are user friendly. So what is happening? This means that Nokia […]