Executives must Rethink

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Technology & Innovation Management September 2010

Executives must Rethink

Manage IT as a competitive weapon

Many companies and institutions focus on the investment side of the business case as they assess their information technology (IT) investments. In some cases, IT investments are even treated as costs. The return, i.e. IT enabling business benefits in line with the strategic agenda, is seldom understood as well as the correlating IT expenditures. Nor is it assessed to a similar level of detail. Hence, significant imbalances between IT spend and return are built into the business case. [...]

Pathways to Innovation Excellence

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Technology & Innovation Management March 2010

Pathways to Innovation Excellence

Results of a Global Study by Arthur D. Little

In our 2010 groundbreaking benchmarking study, we found that the majority of global companies generate far less sales and earnings from the introduction of new products and services than the world’s top corporate innovators. Most companies, while considering innovation a top priority, are selling themselves short. [...]

Research & Technology Institutes

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Technology & Innovation Management March 2010

Research & Technology Institutes

Meeting the Challenges of the Post-Recession World

Research and technology institutes (RTIs) around the world are facing a number of strategic and operational challenges: changes in their role, pressures on funding, more global competition, and increasing demands from their sponsors and customers. To adapt successfully, institutes need to avoid the trap of incremental changes and "death by a thousand cuts". Instead, they need to take a more fundamental approach by revisiting role and strategy, sharpening the focus of research activities, and making real changes to operational processes, organisation and incentives. [...]

The Art of Systematic Surveillance

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2010

The Art of Systematic Surveillance

Intelligence Management – "To be defeated is forgivable, to be surprised is not!"

"Great leadership isn’t about solving problems after the fact, but foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they occur" Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, once said. Intelligence Management is a systematic approach that leverages both internal and external knowledge in new ways. It streamlines decision making, enhances competitive positioning and creates an environment that aggressively responds to competitive threats and market challenges. [...]

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