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60% Manufacturers Claim Their Systems Fail to Support Innovation, Survey Says

decision making to drive innovation

Real-time information and collaboration are key to innovation and growth, but poor decision-making environments are being cited as a critical barrier to growth by manufacturers across the globe.


Innovation Keeping Manufacturing CEOs Awake at Night

2012 CEO Challenges

Every year the Conference Board, a global research association, issues a CEO challenge survey asking hundreds of senior executives from around the world to identify and rank their most pressing concerns.


Innovation and the ‘Internet of Things’

The Internet of Things

Last week the Financial Times ran a great article, ’Welcome to the ‘Internet of Things’, by Chris Curran, leader of technology strategy and innovation for PwC.


Leveraging ‘Big Data’ to Drive Innovation


We’ve all heard the staggering claim that, in the last 5 years, the world has produced more research data than has been created in all of human history.

Structured Problem Solving Key to Innovation

Structured Problem Solving

In its latest Technology Forecast, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) asks whether innovation can be disciplined without squashing all creativity.  The answer, of course, is a resounding ‘yes’.  In a series of articles (see: Systematic Innovation and Systematizing Problem Solving), PwC explores how companies can leverage innovation software that supports ideation and inventive problem solving to develop, manage, and continually improve an end-to-end innovation process.

WEBINAR: The Future of Research (This Will Change the Way You Innovate)

Problems Solved Before

UPDATE: This webinar is now over. Watch the replay here.

IBM’s super-computer, Watson, and the Question & Answering technology behind it captivated millions when Watson beat out reigning champions on the popular TV game show Jeopardy!.  Now, many are pondering the possible applications of Question & Answering technology. 

Tapping Internal and External Knowledge to Drive Innovation


There is an old joke:  A man comes into a room and sees his friend down on his hands and knees, searching the floor. His friend says “Help me find my contact lens”.  So the man asks “Where did you lose it”?  His friend replies “In the other room”. Perplexed, the man asks “Then why are you looking for it in here”? And his friend responds, “Well, the light is better in here”.

Innovative Companies Top FORTUNE’s list of Most Admired Companies


For over a decade, FORTUNE magazine has published its listing of the World’s Most Admired Companies, surveying 15,0000 executives and financial analysts on their perceptions of Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies across more than two dozen industries. Companies are ranked across nine attributes including: their ability to attract/retain talented people, quality of their management teams, social responsibility, how well they leverage corporate assets, their financial soundness and long-term investment value, their ability to compete globally, their innovativeness, and the quality of their products and services.


Innovation in Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense Innovation Tools

The aerospace and defense industry has long been a source of great innovation. And while aerospace and defense manufacturers continue to produce cutting edge technologies that push the envelope of human achievement, an aging workforce, decreased government spending, increased regulation and cost-cutting measures underscore that the rules of the innovation game in aerospace and defense are changing.

Planning Your Green Innovation Strategy

Green Innovation

By Jim Belfiore, Certified Innovation Master and Senior Director of Client Innovation and Practices

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