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Innovation is a reason to Re-shore

A recent special report in the Economist highlights a growing trend among American and European companies; they are bringing back work which was previously offshored or outsourced to cheaper locations.   Offshoring means moving work and jobs outside of the country in which the company is based; outsourcing means giving work to outside companies.  The process of bringing the work back is known as re-shoring.  There are several reasons for this.  The most obvious is that the difference in unit labour costs between developed and developing economies has diminished significantly. 

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Today's Anger Is Perfect For Innovation

Today's Anger Is Perfect For Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As anger festers online and people distrust institutions, areas for innovation are opening
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Edible Innovations: Transforming Food Waste into Fashion

Edible Innovations: Transforming Food Waste into Fashion | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective.
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5 Ways Virtual Reality Will Impact Business in 2018

5 Ways Virtual Reality Will Impact Business in 2018 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The time's ripe for businesses to leverage VR tech platforms to make transformative improvements in their business processes and marketing campaigns.
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Digital transformation: Why the future is looking bright for CIOs

CIO Strategies: Digital transformation projects and the need to spread the use of technology throughout organisations is good news for tech chiefs.
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Israeli doctoral student makes list of inventors with world’s most patents

Israeli doctoral student makes list of inventors with world’s most patents | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A doctoral student in computer science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has been be named on the list of the world’s most prolific inventors. Assaf Natanzon – the first Israeli to earn that honor – has registered 202 patent families.
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IT as we know it will be dead by 2030, warns CA's CTO

IT as we know it will be dead by 2030, warns CA's CTO | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Speaking at CA World 2017, CTO Otto Berkes said the accelerating pace of change within the tech sector is fundamentally changing
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Starting An Innovation Lab? Avoid These Pitfalls

Starting An Innovation Lab?  Avoid These Pitfalls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab. Companies as diverse as Delta Air Lines, Target, Google, Pfizer, Marriott, Autodesk, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Verizon, and Stanley Black & Decker are jumping on the bandwagon.
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Driving Rapid Innovation With Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Driving Rapid Innovation With Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Some enterprises have already recognized the advantages cloud economics offers and started to move their workloads, but we are only in the early stages
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We can’t rely on IT forever: Why accounting must not be immune to innovation

We can’t rely on IT forever: Why accounting must not be immune to innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is a necessary part of any industry, but some sectors are slower than others when it comes to embracing technological change. In recent decades, accounting has become one of the worst laggards.
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Changing face of agribusiness creates new opportunities

Changing face of agribusiness creates new opportunities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with saying ‘build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door’. But he didn’t live in a world where there are more new ideas than people and more markets than ever before in human history. It’s no longer enough simply to have a good product; innovation is as much about getting new products to the right market as it is about coming up with the idea in the first place.
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Don’t oust the global talent that makes the tech industry thrive

Don’t oust the global talent that makes the tech industry thrive | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We often describe the tech industry as being global from day one, but that is not strictly true.

In reality, location makes a big difference for a startup’s prospects as it grows and seeks out capital and talent, and all companies grow in accordance with domestic government regulation.
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Why cloud computing could help secure the talent you need now

Why cloud computing could help secure the talent you need now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Legacy systems and onboarding processes, designed to support permanent and long-term employees, often struggle with the more fluid nature of freelance staff.
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What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There: Expert Thoughts On Innovation And Growth

What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There: Expert Thoughts On Innovation And Growth | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Freshly back from Cincinnati and a thought-provoking alumni reunion for Procter & Gamble, I was struck by the ongoing theme of the importance of innovation and innovating in a new way.
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Tech problems that 2018’s startups will be solving

Tech problems that 2018’s startups will be solving | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Failing to keep pace with the proliferation of big data and the increased power of machine learning could also prevent companies from making a substantial shift from standalone processes to more collaborative environments.
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The most popular strategies companies use to save money also kill innovation

The most popular strategies companies use to save money also kill innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
ISO9000, outsourcing, and downsizing have three things in common. First, they became very popular management practices 10 to 15 years ago—and they still are. Second, when implemented correctly, they quite rapidly increase firm performance: ISO9000 helps identify the best way of running key processes and making them “best practices” throughout the firm, which swiftly increases productivity and reliability. Similarly, outsourcing tends to benefit efficiency, and downsizing reduces costs.
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Innovation and Prosperity in an Age of Transition

Innovation and Prosperity in an Age of Transition | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The post-World War II period of unprecedented growth and prosperity has brought home lessons, many of which are relevant today and likely will be in the future. Several things stand out after studying the growth patterns and challenges in a wide range of developed and developing countries for the past 15 years.

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How Startups Can Create Minimum Viable Traction

How Startups Can Create Minimum Viable Traction | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The top five reasons startups fail are: 1. no market need, 2. ran out of cash, 3. not the right team, 4. get out-competed and pricing or cost issues - this according to a postmortem analysis of 101 startups.
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The smart city revolution will depend on local leadership

The smart city revolution will depend on local leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From autonomous vehicles to automated everything, the pace of smart city technology is accelerating, sparking equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Industry and government leaders around the world are looking for guidance as they attempt to navigate the unknowns accompanying these shifts. It turns out that looking inward to the middle of the U.S. may yield some of the greatest insights.
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How to Use Data Science The Ten Types Of Innovation

How to Use Data Science The Ten Types Of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The first decade of this century was all about business intelligence as a competitive advantage. Companies created and pursued metrics, gathered information and refined it into smart charts and used it as a base to develop new products, reach new markets or come up with new business models. The second decade of this century is taking this trend to the next level. The age of Big Data, of massive unstructured information, requires different tools to harness the knowledge trapped in exabytes of logs and recordings. This is the time when data science consulting services can help companies define their next generation innovation tools.
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Innovation, is it the next step in the digital transformation?

Have you hear about the industry 4.0? Or about Internet of things (IoT) cloud computing, customer experience or social selling? I reckon you do, as it is almost impossible space of this buzzwords nowadays. But among all these words the winner is Digital transformation. This seems to be the big breakthrough, that will help to disrupt and evolve the way we run the business, and also to improve our relationship with customers. However, there are two big problems. It is not weird talk with some executive (in some industries) and notice they have not a clear idea yet what is this about, they still wonder the benefits this digital thing could bring or how they should move forward.
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Europe cycles into the digital age

Europe cycles into the digital age | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine the evolution of the EU as a bicycle ride that began 60 years ago, crisscrossing the continent, from the hills of Rome to the Netherlands and from the Côte d’Azur to the Tagus estuary, without a functioning compass or a clear destination.
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New Ideas Don’t Have To Be “New”

New Ideas Don’t Have To Be “New” | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We constantly struggle with innovation and insight, whether it’s for our own organization or our work with customers.

To be honest, I think we make innovation and insight far too complicated.
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How to move from innovation to execution with the Modern Software Factory

How to move from innovation to execution with the Modern Software Factory | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In his CA World 2017 keynote, CEO Mike Gregoire talked about the tools organizations need to confront the challenges of the digital world.
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Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The internet has revolutionised the ways in which knowledge can be accessed. Faced with a global skills crisis, educators must now search for the best ways to adapt school systems to the demands of the 21st century
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Opportunities for Emerging Technologies in the Medicaid Market

Opportunities for Emerging Technologies in the Medicaid Market | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Medicaid covers one out of every five Americans and accounts for more than $550 billion in federal and state spending annually. To date, however, investors and entrepreneurs have largely ignored this market, focusing instead on developing solutions for private and commercial customers.
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