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Simplicity sells: 10 surprising innovations that make life simpler

Simplicity sells: 10 surprising innovations that make life simpler | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We live in a world where startups and the latest technology innovation consume mainstream news coverage, where entrepreneurs and innovators are heroes, and where “new” is often confused with “better.”

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Maureen Belanger's curator insight, January 8, 8:17 AM

Technology does not mean complexity.  It should make our lives easier.

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Productivity and innovation: A Canadian Perspective

In mid-thought about why government needs to pursue a cloud-based IT development strategy, an idea about government’s v. the private sector’s role (and shortcomings) in Canadian productivity unfolded.

I pondered: what does government do well and badly? why does it fiddle with various levers and dials at the periphery to affect players’ activities? are there other things it could do? is business doing all/what it can do?

 

 

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Why regulation in the IT industry is failing to keep pace with innovation

Why regulation in the IT industry is failing to keep pace with innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The technology sector is facing legal and regulatory challenges on a number of fronts.

Many are being driven by software, mobile and cloud computing technologies transforming and becoming critical in almost every industry. This creates friction with existing laws and regulations and highlights the fact that many of these have not kept pace with the technology and industries that they are regulating and need to be updated.

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US launches review of India's Intellectual Property Regime

US launches review of India's Intellectual Property Regime | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Obama administration had been critical of India's investment climate and IPR laws, especially in the pharmaceutical and solar sectors.
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Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it

Solar power is growing so fast that older energy companies are trying to stop it | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If  you ask the people who run America's electric utilities what keeps them up at night, a surprising number will say solar power. Specifically, rooftop solar.

 

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Can I protect my business on intellectual property?

Can I protect my business on intellectual property? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In the past it was difficult to obtain cost effective insurance for intellectual property risks.

Often the companies that most needed the protection were either unable to find cover or it was prohibitively expensive.

 

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Infrastructure, innovation, information for inclusive national growth

First, I would like to state that all three I’s (Infrastructure, Innovation, Information) are considered co-enablers to achieve the country’s transformation by means of sustainable growth that is inclusive.

These are part of the eight key factors for competitiveness which were targeted for improvement in 2007 when the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) was formed.

 

 

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Power Rangers Megalearning: An Education Innovation That Actually Works

Power Rangers Megalearning: An Education Innovation That Actually Works | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How do we converge entertainment and education to establish a more powerful tool for understanding our actual world? Let's turn to the lessons of the Power Rangers.
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Effective risk management encourages innovation

Effective risk management encourages innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovations are critical to strong business performance as organisations seek to enhance product and service offerings, upgrade technologies.
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How to Defend Against Content Theft

How to Defend Against Content Theft | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s easy to steal content. With just a few keystrokes anyone with an Internet connection can claim your content. How do you defend against content theft?
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Trial answer: no way? Perhaps by writing an even better one than last time...:-)))

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How to Leverage Crowdsourcing to Drive Business Decisions

How to Leverage Crowdsourcing to Drive Business Decisions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Today’s customers come to a purchase decision with a lot more knowledge in their hands than they did a decade ago. Before making a purchase or entering into a business relationship, they research thoroughly and, in the process, tap into social circles extensively.

 

 

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Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance

Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nearly every company has a story about trying to transform its operations as a result of opportunity or crisis.
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The 4 Stages of Creativity

Forget just getting into the bathtub and waiting to yell "Eureka!" A psychologist explains the long and winding road our brains take to produce a groundbreaking new idea.

 

 

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Innovation Through Task Unification

The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, lived in a beautiful home. But something was unusual about the gate that led into his house. His visitors had to push the gate very hard to open it, and then again very hard to close it. It seemed odd that such a successful inventor like Thomas Edison wouldn’t fix his gate. Rumor has it that Thomas had attached a pump to his gate so that every time someone opened or closed it, they were pumping fresh water into the plumbing system of the house.

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'Me too' strategy a dangerous path and the wrong way to innovation

'Me too' strategy a dangerous path and the wrong way to innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In today’s fast-paced marketplace, accelerated product life cycles, extreme competition, extensive unpredictability and demanding customers have stimulated a need for innovation, making it a matter of...

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone.
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Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts

Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

For the past year, Harvey Seifter has set up a kind of laboratory in Balboa Park where dozens of community volunteers have spent hundreds of hours in an experiment where art meets science.

Seifter’s “Art of Science Learning,” funded by a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant and administered by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, has trained its participants in opportunity identification, idea generation, core skill communication, design and numerous other skills tied to creativity and driven by an arts-based approach.

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Why Open Innovation is Essential to Business Success?

Why Open Innovation is Essential to Business Success? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is a key driver in business success. While it’s not something that business owners and employees need to have top of mind every day, it does help to always be thinking about how you can move business, and who knows, maybe the world, a little further.

 

 

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No Longer a Pipe Dream: Innovation in Dreaming Tech Allows Us Inside Our Heads

No Longer a Pipe Dream: Innovation in Dreaming Tech Allows Us Inside Our Heads | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that technology has become a major part of the health and wellness conversation as seen by Apple’s recently announced iWatch, which tracks heart rate activity, and increased popularity of the Jawbone, a wearable device that monitors sleep patterns.  As technology continues to make advancements in the wellness movement, people are starting to pay much more attention to an activity we spend about one third of our lives doing: sleeping.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Protect Your Intellectual Property

3 Signs It’s Time to Protect Your Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Your business has intellectual property, and if you’re not protecting it, your entire business is at risk. But how do you know when it’s the right time to take the actual steps, contact an intellectual property attorney, and set the process in motion to secure your rights and protect your intellectual property?

 

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka eyes design, innovation in new IT services strategy

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka eyes design, innovation in new IT services strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Infosys CEO has charted that a reincarnation of the company will not be interested in the services of yesterday
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Innoveren om te overleven

Innoveren om te overleven | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We staan aan de vooravond van een Vierde Industriële Revolutie. Vanuit het niets duiken internetbedrijfjes op die traditionele bedrijven het vuur aan de schenen leggen. Ze zijn allemaal op hun eigen manier disruptief, want ze gooien de zakenmodellen van traditionele ondernemingen helemaal overhoop. En intussen kan zowat elke Belgische onderneming worden bekampt door bedrijven van over de hele wereld. Bedrijven die willen overleven, moeten daarom zwaar inzetten op innovatie en hun blik ook richten op het buitenland. Dat is de conclusie van Dominique Adriansens (oprichter van internetbedrijf Twikey), Stijn Decock (hoofdeconoom Voka), Yvan De Cock (Head of Corporate & Public Bank BNP Paribas Fortis) en Bruno Van Pottelsberghe (decaan Solvay Business School).

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The Secret to Building Strong Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

The Secret to Building Strong Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation talks about the importance of connections and relationships to startup communities and outlines the elements necessary to build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems.
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Hoe stimuleer ik innovatieve ideeën op de werkvloer?

De beste ideeën ontstaan op de werkvloer. Daarom stimuleren veel grote bedrijven het personeel tot het bedenken van nieuwe, slimme producten. Neem Google. Bij de zoekreus mogen werknemers twintig procent van hun werktijd besteden aan 'hobby- en innovatieprojecten'. De helft van het aantal Google-producten zou op deze manier zijn ontstaan.

 

 

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What Happens When Leadership Focus Shifts Away From Innovation?

What Happens When Leadership Focus Shifts Away From Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Corporations tend to focus on fads, often packaged into corporate initiatives or programs, that roll in and out of favor over time. Attention from leadership around any single initiative doesn’t last forever, and it will shift to the next bright and shiny object at some point. How do you prepare for when this happens?

 

 

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