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SAP Infuses Big Data Insights into CRM Apps

Now that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce boss Marc Benioff are bosom buddies again, they must have forgotten that they and their companies still have formidable competition.
From Insight To Action, Seamlessly

There are many impressive announcements being made at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York City this week. SAP’s stands out because it can put big data insights directly into an organization’s daily operations, thereby giving workers the information they need seamlessly. This defines the term "competitive advantage."

SAP is calling these kinds of apps "big data-enabled applications from SAP." What’s impressive about them is that they “cut through the complexity of customers having to cobble together disparate big data technologies, and then implementing applications, that integrate into existing core operations,” says Irfan Khan, senior vice president and general manager, big data, SAP.

 

This morning David Parker, vice president big data, SAP stood before a sold out conference audience and introduced five big data-enabled applications; four of them center around Customer Engagement Intelligence and the fifth provides intelligence about fraud. We’ll provide detail about them shortly, but first, it’s important to note how SAP, with its HANA technology, separates itself out from the crowd.

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Activating Creativity an HR challenge for the next years

It is time to take advantage of the creative potential in your organisation. You could offer employees and stakeholders a positive perspective.
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US Testing New Spy Glasses

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One of the advantages provided by 'smart' glasses that include a miniature camera, video display and Internet connection, such as Google Glass, is so-called ‘situational awareness&rsquo...
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Fog Collector Transforms Maasai Water-Harvesting in Kenya

Fog Collector Transforms Maasai Water-Harvesting in Kenya | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The Maasai people of Kenya are known for their cattle-herding, nomadic lifestyle. But it's an existence that depends on access to adequate water for their herds and flocks. In th...
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3D Printing Grows, But is It an Industrial Revolution?

3D Printing Grows, But is It an Industrial Revolution? | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The potential of 3D printing is unmistakable, even though the industry has just begun to scratch the surface of that potential. Consumer 3D printers are just making their debut in U.S. stores. Their industrial counterparts are already complementing manufacturing in developed countries, even as others assess their market growth potential. But is this a new […]
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How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App

How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Secret, the popular anonymous-sharing app, raised $25 million. Here's how it went from poorly designed messaging app to red-hot startup.
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3 Game-Changing Retail Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To

3 Game-Changing Retail Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Three experts share their thoughts on the future of retail and what merchants can do to keep up.

Talking about retail and where the industry is heading is always exciting. This week, we’re thrilled to have some retail experts weigh in on the industry’s biggest trends.

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You can learn creativity, but not very much of it

You can learn creativity, but not very much of it | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Another widespread theory of creativity seems to push up against Galenson’s research, claiming that age or method doesn’t matter as much as the amount of time one practices a creative task (e.g. musicianship, writing).

Popularly outlined in Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, the idea is that the most notable creative individuals practice for at least 10,000 hours before becoming experts. That’s to say, creativity can be learned, but unless you are exclusively practicing your artistic skill full-time, eight hours a day, five days a week, for at least five years, you won’t become a successful artist.

 

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The 5 P’s of Todays Customer Experience

Classical management approaches, with a reliance on rigid structures, prior experience and linear thinking are counter-intuitive to the customer experience discipline.

To shift an organisation to consistently and sustainably deliver exceptional customer experience and exceptional business results, we’ve summarised the 5 P’s of Customer Experience improvement.

These are:

Purpose PassionPeopleProgramPlatform

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Stratasys and Graphene Tech Partner for 3D Printed Graphene

Stratasys and Graphene Tech Partner for 3D Printed Graphene | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
3D printing leader Stratasys has teamed up with a company that manufactures graphene products to develop graphene enhanced 3D printing materials.
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GE to open Alabama 3-D printing factory

GE Aviation has decided to equip a factory in Auburn, Alabama, to make engine fuel nozzles using additive manufacturing techniques.

It will create the first factory in the jet propulsion industry dedicated to mass production of components by 3-D printers, GE says.

The equipment, due to be installed later this year, will build the 19 fuel nozzles installed in each CFM International Leap-1 engine. Production capacity will be sized to build up to 1,000 nozzles per year at first, then grow to more than 40,000 annually by within five years, the company says.

That pace reflects the steep ramp-up on the Leap-1 programme, which is powering the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 Max and Comac C919. The three aircraft makers will combine to build more than 1,000 narrowbodies annually by 2020.

 

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10 Golden Rules of Design Thinking: Promoting collaboration and innovation in your teams

10 Golden Rules of Design Thinking: Promoting collaboration and innovation in your teams | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Design Thinking to promote collaboration and innovation in your team
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Innovation Cheat Sheet: 5 Ways to Keep Ideas Flowing

Ideas are cheap and plentiful--in the beginning. Keeping the truly innovative ideas coming is the real challenge.
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Did Clayton Christensen really just admit he was wrong about innovation?

It's been a big couple of weeks for Prof Clayton Christensen, one of the world's most influential thinkers on innovation. Not only has his theory of Disruptive Innovation been attacked in the New Yorker, in his most recent article for the Harvard Business Review he acknowledged that his
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Researchers Reveal Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree

Researchers Reveal Genetic Secrets of Eucalyptus Tree | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for Australia's koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.

It is native to Australia but has become the world's most widel...
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Scientists Develop Eyetracking Wheelchair for Severely Disabled

Scientists Develop Eyetracking Wheelchair for Severely Disabled | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Scientists in London are working to develop a wheelchair that can be maneuvered simply by looking in the direction in which the user wishes to travel. If the project succeeds, relativel...
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Scientists Unveil Genetic Blueprint for Wheat

Scientists Unveil Genetic Blueprint for Wheat | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
As far as agricultural genome research goes, this may be the best thing since sliced bread - wheat bread, that is.

An international team of scientists on Thursday unveiled a genetic blueprint o...
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4 Myths About Apple Innovative Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

4 Myths About Apple Innovative Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
What's life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.
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7 Reasons Why the Internet of Things Is Doomed

To paraphrase the immortal Facebook sage, there are three things in this world I hate: 1. Articles about buzzwords; 2: Irony; and 3: Lists. Let us therefore proceed with all due irony to list our derogations of one of the buzziest: the Internet of Things, known to aficionados and curmudgeons alike as the IoT.

The IoT explosion is rather curious if you think about it, as the Internet has been with us now for nigh on two decades, and everything connected to it has always been some kind of thing. But now it seems every kind of thing from dishwashers to doorknobs require an Internet connection, since after all, we all know our dishwashers have long harbored a pent up desire for scintillating conversation with our doorknobs.

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Pension funds and institutional investors really hate innovation

Pension funds and institutional investors really hate innovation | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

The surprising stigma of innovation

The key point that too many in the clean tech sector overlook in their rush to celebrate innovation (and I am as guilty of this as anyone) is that not everyone likes innovation. Large swathes of the public don't like innovation. Pension funds and institutional investors really hate innovation. Many multinationals, regardless of what they say to the contrary, are wary of innovation. What they want is safe, reliable, bankable technologies, projects and business models that will deliver near-guaranteed returns.

The goal of the clean tech revolution is not innovation for innovation's sake, it is innovation to reach and then pass the point where greener alternatives become safer and more effective propositions than the polluting incumbents they are designed to replace. We need a clean tech industry that can innovate, but we also need one that can roll out its innovations at global scale in the matter of a few years.

 

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The Creativity Pill

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People taking dopamine for Parkinson's disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates their expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.
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'Brilliant #AIDS Minds' Perish in Malaysia Airlines Crash

'Brilliant #AIDS Minds' Perish in Malaysia Airlines Crash | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Organisers for the 20th International AIDS Conference said a number of colleagues died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine airspace.
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3-D Printing Creates Balsa Without the Tree

3-D Printing Creates Balsa Without the Tree | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
3-D Printing Creates Balsa Without the Tree Kevin Wilcox Researchers use 3-D printing to create a honeycomb of epoxy resin that mimics the low weight and high strength of balsa wood. July 15, 2014—Researchers working at Harvard University have successfully developed a lightweight cellular composite material
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10 industries 3D printing will disrupt or decimate

10 industries 3D printing will disrupt or decimate | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that 3D printing will make the greatest contribution to the next industrial revolution and may impact almost all sectors of our lives including manufacturing, global economy, business as well as consumption patterns. Here are some of the key sectors likely to be greatly affected by the 3D printing.
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4 Innovation Lessons from Mozart

4 Innovation Lessons from Mozart | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart juggled financial difficulties and a rocky personal life, all while trying to make an extraordinary creative contribution. Sound familiar?
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Home

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Creative Commons isn’t just about licenses. It’s about changing how the internet works.
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▶ WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM (YouTube)

▶ WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM (YouTube) | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...
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