Technology Innovation

  • AIP UniPHY: Creating a Professional Social Network

    How the American Institute of Physics Is Creating Value Add for Its Members

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    How do you build a social network for professionals? The American Institute of Physics is paving the way by pre-populating the profiles and network connections of physics experts based on the research papers these experts have co-authored.
    Mar. 4, 2010
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  • What Happened in the Music Industry Will Happen To You

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    By 2000, the music industry was under siege by renegade customers. Here’s how new businesses and new business models emerged in response to customers' behaviors.
    Mar. 1, 2010
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  • Green Engineering: Cutting Energy Consumption in the Tropics

    Create a Holistic Model; Monitor and Manage Inputs and Outputs in Real Time; Provide Visualization Tools

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    What are the current best practices in green engineering? Travel with us to Malaysia to learn how to cut energy costs by 60% when cooling buildings in the tropics.
    May. 7, 2009
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  • Green Infrastructure

    If We Build It, Will They Use It?

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    Where is urban transportation going? Mobility on demand using green approaches is the next wave.
    Mar. 20, 2009
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  • Smart Transportation: Mobility-on-Demand

    A Vision for CityCars and Smart Cities from MIT Media Lab's Smart Cities' Group

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    MIT Media Labs' Smart Cities' program is working on projects to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gases by offering "mobility-on-demand" through a combination of mass transit and electric vehicle-sharing.
    Mar. 12, 2009
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  • Are We Entering a Golden Age of IT?

    How Pioneering Technology Architects View the Current Business Challenges and IT Opportunities

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    How do you leap ahead even in harsh economic times? Here are some tips from seasoned IT architects.
    Nov. 13, 2008
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  • Using Lakes to Monitor the Health of the Planet

    Using Sensors and Cross-Disciplinary Teams to Understand Complex Ecosystems Quickly

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    The PASEO project follows 24 biologists, engineers, and computer scientists as they model and monitor a chain of lakes in Argentina. This case study highlights best practices in green engineering, useful to forward-thinking business strategists.
    Aug. 7, 2008
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  • Airbus's Super Jumbo Content Challenge

    Fine-Grained Information Objects, Variants, and Layered Architecture Form the Solution

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    Airbus has developed a system that enables 1000 people to build a million pages of accurate, custom documentation for each Superjumbo aircraft it ships.
    May. 8, 2008
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  • Making Team Innovation Work

    Learning from FIRST How to Inspire Inventors and Build an Innovative Culture

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    FIRST’s annual world robotics championship inspires kids to work together while competing, and to come up with innovative solutions to difficult challenges. There are lessons to be learned on how to inspire adults to innovate and cooperate.
    Apr. 30, 2008
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  • Customer Innovation Guide: Core Competency 4

    Mastering the Fourth Core Competency: Opening Up Product Development

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    How far along are you in the Open Development Continuum? Do you empower, encourage, and reward customers for extending your products, coming up with new products, and sharing their solutions with others? See how you’re doing in this self-assessment guide.
    Aug. 30, 2007
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  • Building Interactive Feedback into Your Products and Surrounding Services

    How Koko Fitness Enables Four Kinds of Interactive Feedback

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    How could your company benefit from building data gathering and interactive feedback into the products and services you offer? Learn how from Koko Fitness.
    Nov. 16, 2006
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  • Customer Innovation Guide: Taking the Second Step

    Provide Customers with Tools to Use to Reach Their Outcomes

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    This guide provides a self-assessment to see how far along your company is in making these tools available to your lead customers.
    Nov. 9, 2006
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  • GE ColorXpress® Services

    Helping Customers Design Differentiated Products

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    By making it easy—and exciting—for customers to become part of the color design team, GE Plastics has created an innovative business that brings customers back time and time again.
    Sep. 21, 2006
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  • Asterisk and Digium

    Shaking Up the Telecom Industry by Harnessing Customers’ Creativity

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    The Digium/Asterisk story provides a good example of one way to build a viable for-profit business leveraging the open-source model while fostering customer-led innovation.
    Aug. 31, 2006
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  • What Business Models Work in an Open Source World?

    Cohesive Financial Technologies: How a Software Start-Up Thinks through Its Options

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    How does open source work as part of a business model? A start-up company explains how to think through the different dimensions of open source.
    Jun. 29, 2006
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  • Koko Fitness

    Discovering Baby Boomers’ Health and Fitness Issues

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    Koko Fitness is a new start-up company that was designed from the outside in—starting with customers’ desired outcomes.
    Apr. 13, 2006
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  • National Instruments

    A 30-Year History of Enabling Customer Innovation

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    National Instruments fosters customer-driven innovation in many ways.
    Apr. 6, 2006
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  • Open Source Considerations

    Evaluation Criteria for Open Source Solutions

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    The inevitable has happened. Open source has moved all the way up the enterprise stack. No longer are enterprises contemplating if they should use open source, but rather, where to use it. This report offers considerations for your adoption decisions.
    Oct. 20, 2005
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  • Democratizing Innovation

    Von Hippel’s New Book Stresses the Importance of Innovation by Lead Users

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    Eric von Hippel’s book, Democratizing Innovation, describes how to harness the inventiveness of your lead users to create breakthrough products.
    Aug. 18, 2005
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  • Looking for Business Architects?

    Check Out Your Ebusiness Leader

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    Ebusiness visionaries are the true business architects of the 21st century. They invest now in the core services that will be required to both deliver immediate value to customers and partners and support the way the business will operate in the future.
    Nov. 23, 2004
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