More Tech & innovation

  • December 7, 2009

    The Power of (Online) Public Opinion

    by Edward Tse
    Executives should track Internet commentary in China to protect their company’s reputation — and market position.
  • November 24, 2009

    Staying on Your Toes

    by Matt Palmquist
    Companies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.
  • October 27, 2009

    Profits Down, Spending Steady: The Global Innovation 1000

    by Barry Jaruzelski and Kevin Dehoff
    Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest corporate R&D spenders finds that most companies have stuck with their innovation programs despite the recession — and many are boosting spending to compete more effectively in the upturn.
  • October 26, 2009

    Integrated Innovation at Pitney Bowes

    by David Dobson
    In tough times, this venerable mail and documents company boosted not only its R&D spending but the creativity of its approach.
  • October 5, 2009

    The Promise of “Self-segmentation”

    by Nick Wreden
    Rather than putting consumers in arbitrary “buckets” for targeting, marketers should join them online in communities of passion and interest.
  • August 27, 2009

    Are You Killing Enough Ideas?

    by Zia Khan and Jon Katzenbach
    Companies can improve their innovation performance by getting their formal and informal organizations in sync.
  • August 27, 2009

    The Consumerization of Corporate IT

    by Jim Ginsburgh and Eduardo Alvarez
    Allowing employees access to online IT services, such as e-mail, desktop applications, and file storage, could save corporations money and improve productivity.
  • August 27, 2009

    A Walled Garden for Capital

    by Hazel Henderson
    New socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
  • August 27, 2009

    Reinventing Print Media

    by Matthew Egol, Harry Hawkes, and Greg Springs
    Four new strategies offer a path to future profits for today’s troubled newspaper and magazine companies.
  • August 27, 2009

    The Thought Leader Interview: Tim Brown

    by Art Kleiner
    The CEO of Silicon Valley–based design firm IDEO contends that elegant, customer-centric design stems from a simple set of thinking practices.
  • August 27, 2009

    Managing Telecommuters

    by Matt Palmquist
    How telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
  • August 18, 2009

    Does Health Care Have an Electronic Future?

    by William J. Holstein
    The Obama administration’s focus on digital patient records to minimize medical errors and improve efficiency has promise, but will face significant obstacles.
  • July 15, 2009

    The Case against Future Shock

    Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, introduces a lesson in historical perspective from Future Savvy: Identifying Trends to Make Better Decisions, Manage Uncertainty, and Profit from Change by Adam Gordon.
  • July 14, 2009

    Debugging the Supply Chain

    by Keith Buckley and George Appling
    Ten-year-old Cricket Communications found that even the oft overlooked supply chain can be a lucrative target for innovation.
  • June 2, 2009

    The Promise of In-market Innovation

    by Alexander Kandybin, Surbhee Grover, and Nami Soejima
    A new strategy recommends putting out new products in large volume and letting the marketplace — not focus groups — separate winners from losers.
  • May 26, 2009

    The Promise of Private-label Media

    by Matthew Egol, Leslie H. Moeller, and Christopher Vollmer
    A direct-to-consumer media strategy can help companies build brands and reach consumers in new ways.
  • May 26, 2009

    Toyota’s IT Transformation

    by Barbra Cooper
    The information systems group at Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has moved from an "order-taker" role to "next-generation demand management” in an effort to meet overall corporate needs.
  • May 26, 2009

    How to Shut Down a Project Gracefully

    by Rita Gunther McGrath
    Companies that rely on innovation for growth must learn to live with failure. But lack of commercial success does not have to be a terrible result.
  • May 26, 2009

    The Trouble with Brands

    by John Gerzema and Ed Lebar
    Most consumer brands are not creating value. The exceptions share a set of “energized” attributes that companies can identify and exploit.
  • May 26, 2009

    Esther Dyson: The Thought Leader Interview

    by Art Kleiner
    A long-standing champion of high-tech innovation foresees a fundamental shift toward more transparent institutions and a more relationship-driven economy.
  • May 26, 2009

    Dov Frohman Leads the Hard Way

    by Paula Margulies
    The management author and former CEO of Intel Israel on the need to do the unexpected and attempt the impossible.
  • May 19, 2009

    How LexisNexis Is Winning on the Web

    by Russ Mitchell
    CEO Andrew Prozes on why his company needed to transform itself to survive in the highly competitive online data and content marketplace.
  • April 21, 2009

    It’s a Virtual World

    by Rita J. King
    Slowly, companies are leaving the physical world behind to cut costs, improve communication, and find new ways to collaborate.
  • March 31, 2009

    Beyond 3G

    by Edward H. Baker
    Mobile phone operators are turning to LTE as the fourth-generation technology to provide inexpensive wireless broadband access for cost-conscious consumers and businesses.
  • March 24, 2009

    Global Partnerships Unplugged

    by Mike Cooke and Marc Johnson
    A survey finds that information technology is a neglected asset in joint ventures, leading to disturbing results.
  • February 24, 2009

    Digital Darwinism

    by Christopher Vollmer
    In the new marketing and media ecosystem, some will fail, some will thrive, and all will have to evolve.
  • February 24, 2009

    50-plus: A Market That Marketers Still Miss

    by Richard Rawlinson and Natasha Kuznetsova
    Baby boomers are responsible for more than 40 percent of retail spending in the U.S. and western Europe, but many companies still focus on youth and young families.
  • February 24, 2009

    Watching over the Web

    by Thomas Künstner, Manuel Kohnstamm, and Stephan Luiten
    For broadband service providers — and the Internet in general — “digital confidence” pays off.
  • February 24, 2009

    Measuring Your Way to Market Insight

    by Leslie H. Moeller and Edward C. Landry
    To build closer connections to customers, start by developing analytical prowess.
  • February 24, 2009

    The Library Rebooted

    by Scott Corwin, Elisabeth Hartley, and Harry Hawkes
    Even in an era when you can “Google” just about anything, many libraries have remained as vibrant, dynamic, and popular as ever. They’re staying that way by redefining the business they’re in.
  • February 24, 2009

    Keeping Up with Workforce 2020

    by Daniel W. Rasmus
    For many companies, success in the next decade will depend on how well they implement information technologies that transform when and how people do their jobs.
  • February 3, 2009

    The Future Is Lithium

    by William J. Holstein
    The advent of environmentally friendly automobiles is jump-starting a global battle over battery technology.
  • January 20, 2009

    Get Out of the Silo

    by Edward H. Baker
    Marketing expert David Aaker argues that to succeed in today’s global arena, marketers must learn to appeal to consumers whose interests transcend individual products and regions.
  • January 8, 2009

    Why We Lie in E-mail

    People are more comfortable lying via e-mail than in pen-and-paper communication, despite the ease with which e-mails can be stored and searched.