Innovation Value Networks

In a meeting yesterday, I had a great conversation on the value of opening Innovation up to everyone and making it part of your culture.  But we largely talked about examples where organizations opened problems up to competition externally to look for real innovation.I thought th

Get the Data Into the Hands of the User – ELT (ETL)

In discussing the applicability of Extract, Load and Transform with a client, I realized that this is a great Top-Down approach to quickly getting the data into the datawarehouse so that it can now be leveraged by the end-user.  So take this example … Step 1 – ELt 

Google/Telco an Interesting Disruptive Innovation Story

After reading this article I was reading a post in a friends blog on Google possibly going into the PC business. MIP on Google PC This is very interesting as once again I think they are looking at new ways to innovate.  I think this is very interesting as they have done a great j

Innovation Story

I was at a wedding over the holidays.  And while there I had a chance to catch up with a cousin who now lives in Amsterdam. I was really impressed in how he turned an interest in a technology (in this case the palm pilot) into a thriving business.  From his main site Zorglub

Google/Telco an Interesting Disruptive Innovation Story

In a conversation before the holidays a friend pointed out to me a Business Week article At Stake: The Net as we Know It that was very interesting.  Here is the opening remark: The internet has always been a model of freedom. Today the Web is flourishing because anyone can click

Sourcing Outside of the Box – Story 2

Over the past two years I have seen two very interesting outsourcing initiatives in the Financial Services sector. The first over a year ago was when one division outsourced their development work to another group within the organization.  This was not just a case of moving his d

Sourcing Outside of the Box – Story 1

In a meeting a couple of weeks ago an IT executive discussed his initiative to have his organization go through the process of outsourcing all their work to themselves.  His goal was that by having his group properly go through a process like transition he would get service level

GM Sourcing Strategy – Value vs Price Redefined

There has been much hype about the variety and value of outsourcing contracts estimated at ~$100B over next 3 years coming up for renewal.  One of the big prizes is the GM contract (~$15 B (US)).  In reading a great article in Business Week (see For Partners, It’s GM&#

The Hammer

I was updating a colleague about some things that we are doing and exploring last week.  One of the things he commented on was the issue of "The Hammer". In dealing with today’s innovation and finding out a home for it, we somethimes get caught thinking that becau

Sharable Folders – Innovation Value Networks

This could be a great tool… As part of my look into Blinkx and talking again with MIP the part of Blinkx bringing as they say: "new functionality helping you to build your own blinkx community by sharing ideas and content with friends, clleagues and family… allow you