Tag Archives: software

Shanghai Software

How can I enable innovation from thousands of miles away? I received an interesting new assignment: guide the efforts of several dozen software engineers. This new duty is unique in many ways, not the least of which is that the entire team is located in China.

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Innovator Profile – Justin Ruthenbeck

Here is a video I found on Intuit's web site of an interview conducted by Jan Bosch. Jan Bosch was a VP of Engineering Process for Intuit and started their Open Innovation efforts before moving on to academic roles at Chalmers University of Technology and also at the University of Groningen in Sweden. In this video, we meet Intuit Innovator Justin Ruthenbeck.

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Innovation with Guerrilla Tactics

Being the smallest sewing machine manufacturer in the world, Bernina has always had to focus on innovation to stay one step ahead of their competition. Three years ago they decided to work with HYPE, a leading provider of idea management software. In the following interview, Innovation Manager Michael König gave HYPE some interesting insights into the Bernina innovation process and told us a real success story. HYPE: Mr. König, what is your company’s core business and where does innovation fit? König: The Bernina Company is the last remaining private sewing machine manufacturer in the world. We are also the smallest within the sector; therefore we need to come up with surprising and special offers in order to survive in the market.

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January 2011 Sponsor – Spigit

Thank you to Spigit for sponsoring Blogging Innovation for January 2011. What a year! Spigit ended 2010 with a record quarter in revenues and bookings, customers and headcount. In the beginning of January, Spigit was recognized as one of JMP Securities’ “Hot 100: Best Privately Held Companies in the Software Industry”. The leader in purpose-built innovation software also announced the ...

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June 2010 Sponsor – Spigit

Thank you to Spigit for sponsoring Blogging Innovation for June 2010. Today, Spigit announced the availability of version 3.0 of its idea management software platform, S3. This latest version is based on an entirely new widget-based framework that enhances the flexibility and scalability of Spigit’s award-winning platform, allowing it to truly adapt with the needs of a business or organization. ...

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Will Android iPed challenge Apple's iPad?

In martial arts fashion, iPed exploits iPad defense to attack. The iPed has just been released. I first thought it was a typo, but it’s not: the iPed is a Chinese copycat of the iPad, going as far as picking one of the few vowels left by Apple to comically copy the name of its Californian rival. It would be ...

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Part I – What does a product change?

I’m a compass and map guy. I walk in the woods. I don’t get lost. I’ve managed that without a compass and map. Water goes down to the road. Follow the water. In a city, I always buy those big thick map books with the street indexes. I have it at my side as I’m driving. Badly though, I consult ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Adobe's Idea Lab

Tapping Users Minds, Adobe launches Adobe Labs Ideas This is the first of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘How should firms collaborate with customers and/or value chain partners to co-create new products and services?’. Here is the initial perspective in the series: by Janelle Noble Global software leader ...

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