The BusinessWeek magazine has published a cover story called “the Web Smart 50” that looks at how innovative companies, schools, and non profits are using the Web to improve sales, management, customers service, and marketing.
The genome-sequencing technique from 454 Life Sciences was selected as the Gold winner in The Wall Street Journal’s 2005 Technology Innovation Awards competition. Innovative technologies from around the world were eligible for awards in categories including biotechnology, software, security, energy and the environment, among others.
An article, in the latest issue of The McKinsey Quarterly, shows how “smart”, modular, decentralized systems that connect an array of suppliers and other external stakeholders are providing a competitive advantage and changing the face of the efficient corporation. According to the authors, organizational success depends upon effective mobilization of resources. Getting the right resources to the right place at the right time can make the difference between desired impact and catastrophe.
Documenting the business-technology strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of America’s best-known companies, the InformationWeek 500 study offers a unique opportunity to understand and benchmark a company’s IT approach against the most innovative users of technology.
In late 2004, The Boston Consulting Group conducted its second annual global survey of senior executives on innovation and the innovation-to-cash (ITC) process. A total of 940 executives, representing 68 countries and all major industries, participated.
This report highlights some of the top-level findings from the survey and explores the implications. It also offers a framework to guide managers as they continue to think about how to turn their ideas into profits.