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The Breakthrough Factory

One of the key challenges for large corporations looking to achieve “Breakthrough Innovation” is that technology-intensive businesses usually need to research deeply into science in order to find breakthroughs.The challenge is particularly daunting for mature companies. In this article the authors...
Technology & innovation management

Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation

Our recent Breakthrough Innovation survey identified that having the correct organizational model for Breakthrough Innovation is one of the key ways of ensuring success. In this article the authors shed light on the various models available for achieving Breakthrough Innovation, their pros and cons...
Technology & innovation management

Anticipating the Operations of the Future

During the last decade business operations have been transformed in a way that has never been seen before. What does the future hold for operations management and how can it react to ever accelerating change? In this brief article the authors take a quick look at some of the likely characteristics...
Operations management

Looking Under the Hood of the Internet

Over the last decade, the nature of the traffic for which the Internet and its ecosystem was initially developed has fundamentally changed. Next-generation content and applications are being designed all the time, but there are some hidden bottlenecks preventing these from achieving their full...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Innovation in the healthcare space

The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is changing fast: The era of blockbuster medications with big margins is over. Instead, patient-centric medication is the way forward. While the industry is still grappling with these facts competition from another side is entering the field: tech...
Healthcare & life sciences, Technology & innovation management

The next act in cloud computing

The cloud and the Internet form the backbone of global commerce and have enabled countless new businesses and innovations. The network behind it, though, has grown in an unplanned way, and consequent weaknesses in the architecture of the web must be addressed. The telecoms industry has therefore...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Capability Roadmapping – developing the means to an end

Technology roadmaps can be a powerful tool to align research and technology development activities with business aims. However, they are not so helpful when it comes to defining exactly how the company can get there. This article takes the concept of roadmapping one step further, looking at the...
Technology & innovation management

The Creativity Era – a new paradigm for business

The new economic environment combines hypercompetition, faster product lifecycles and more empowered consumers to change the rules of the game for companies wanting to succeed. To meet these challenges a new paradigm for business is emerging – the age where creativity wins. In this article the...
Technology & innovation management

Getting a better return on your innovation investment

Most executives need no convincing that investing in innovation is a good thing, but there is little empirical evidence about what really works in terms of managing the process. Arthur D. Little’s 8th Global Innovation Survey provides some answers, with a thorough analysis of more than 70 different...
Technology & innovation management

Mastering the local-global balancing act in R&D

Companies around the world are expanding their local R&D footprint in emerging markets in order to strengthen their market position, gain access to local resources and reduce costs. But this creates a need to orchestrate cooperation between these dispersed R&D centers. This article provides...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management