The new world of innovation: your path to success

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For decades, most organisations tried to drive innovation in just one way: by building internal R&D teams. This isn’t enough any more. Markets move fast. Barriers to innovation are lower than they’ve ever been. Your competitors are more agile. As Sun Microsystems’ co-founder Bill Joy famously said: Most of the smartest people work for someone else. […]

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IBM’s blockchain for business – beyond cryptocurrencies

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IBM’s lab in Böblingen, Germany hosted the company’s Blockchain Summit this week. It was a chance to show off what’s possible with the freshly-minted v1.0 of Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework, along with customer stories from some of IBM’s earliest Hyperledger adopters. The IBM blockchain pitch is ‘blockchain for business’ – and it starts with a […]

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University of Chicago builds online learning community for alumni

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To help it extend its reach and engagement with its vast alumni population, the University of Chicago implemented an online community using Jive Software, where it provides interactive online classes, seminars and other graduate programmes. Case study key facts Organisation University of Chicago Industry Higher Education Project goals Against a background of ambitious funding goals, […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 6: Structured innovation at the Met Office

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 30’42“ episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to Charlie Ewen, Director of Technology and CIO at the UK’s national weather and climate change service, […]

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IBM, Automation Anywhere tie up for RPA push

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IBM is partnering with Automation Anywhere, one of the highest-profile Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendors, to help it fill a key gap in its digital business automation portfolio. It’s a move that makes sense for both sides. After an initial wave of adoption within Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) providers – automating the factories of the […]

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NHS Blood and Transplant uses process and decision automation to transform organ allocation

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The UK’s National Health Service Blood & Transplant has deployed cloud-based BPM and Decision Management technologies from IBM to transform the operation of its organ allocation schemes. The organisation also uses cloud-based collaborative modelling tools to enable varied groups of subject-matter expert stakeholders work together to specify key aspects of the schemes it’s addressing. Case […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 5: Community, creativity and innovation catalysts at Airbus

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 26’26” episode, Principal Analyst Angela Ashenden talks to Konstantin Gaenge, Corporate Innovation Manager at aircraft manufacturer Airbus, about his experience developing an innovation programme […]

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