How To Quickly Tell If You Have An Innovation Problem

At a recent speaking engagement, I was asked if there was a quick way to tell if an organization has an innovation problem.  The organization in question has a long and proud innovation track record … and has been meeting its revenue and cost objectives. On the surface, all seemed to be in order …Continue reading “How To Quickly Tell If You Have An Innovation Problem”

Help Stop the Senseless Killing of Important Innovation

The great business management philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”  This is how I feel about the current state of business innovation.  New innovation usually starts out on the right path but often ends up in the ditch. Innovation is clearly a key driver of organicContinue reading “Help Stop the Senseless Killing of Important Innovation”

IBM at 100: SAGE, The First National Air Defense Network

This week was a reminder of how technology can aid in our nation’s defense as we struck a major blow against terrorism.  Most people don’t realize IBM contributed to our nation’s defense in the many ways it has.  Here is just one example from 1949. When the Soviet Union detonated their first atomic bomb onContinue reading “IBM at 100: SAGE, The First National Air Defense Network”

Humans vs. Watson (Programmed by Humans): Who Has The Advantage?

DAY 3 UPDATE:  If you are a technology person, you had to be impressed.  We all know who won by now so I won’t belabor it.  Ken Jennings played better and made a game of it … at least for a while.  He seemed to anticipate the buzz a little bit better and got on a roll. YouContinue reading “Humans vs. Watson (Programmed by Humans): Who Has The Advantage?”

IBM at 100: A Computer Called Watson

Watson is an efficient analytical engine that pulls many sources of data together in real-time, leverages natural language processing, discovers an insight, and deciphers a degree of confidence. In my continuing series of IBM at 100 achievements, I saved the Watson achievement posting for today. In an historic event beginning tonight, in February 2011 IBM’s WatsonContinue reading “IBM at 100: A Computer Called Watson”

Introducing IBM at 100: Patents and Innovation

With the looming Jeopardy! challenge competition involving IBM Watson, I am feeling proud of my association with IBM.  In part because IBM is an icon of business.  As a tribute, I plan to re-post a few of the notable achievements by IBM and IBMers from the past 100 years as an attempt to put the company’s contributionsContinue reading “Introducing IBM at 100: Patents and Innovation”

It’s Back to the Future, Not Crossing the Chasm When it Comes to AIIM’s “Systems of Record” and “Systems of Engagement”

Pardon the interruption from the recent Information Lifecycle Governance theme of my postings but I felt the need to comment on this topic.  I even had to break out my flux capacitor for this posting to remind me as I was certain I had seen this before. Recently at the ARMA Conference and currently in the AIIM Community at large, there is a flood ofContinue reading “It’s Back to the Future, Not Crossing the Chasm When it Comes to AIIM’s “Systems of Record” and “Systems of Engagement””

Film Noir Technology Product Marketing

Most technology product marketing these days reminds me of those old Humphrey Bogart detective movies made in the style of “Film Noir” (dark somber tones permeated with a feeling of despair, disillusionment, pessimism and despair) … or at least that’s how I feel after thumbing though today’s technology magazines and browsing my competitors websites andContinue reading “Film Noir Technology Product Marketing”