How patents hinder innovation
Patents may have been created to help encourage innovation, but instead they regularly hinder it. The US Patent Office, overwhelmed and underfunded, issues questionable patents every day. "Patent trolls" buy too many of these patents and then misuse the patent system to shake down companies big... Read more
8 comments Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Electronic Frontier Foundation (Red Hat) Feed
Everyone innovates every day: Collaborative idea management at Ericsson
At Ericsson, a collaborative idea management tool is enabling all employees to innovate everyday across the organization. After 3 years of use, the pull based and self-organizing system has over 15000 ideas. More than 300 innovation managers globally have opened idea boxes to attract ideas for... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Magnus Karlsson Feed
Culture eats strategy
Understanding a company’s culture is a key component that leaders may ignore. When I took on a new role, an updated strategy was cited as top priority. What the team needed was a culture boost. I focused on culture management to change the “delegate up” practices and effectively implement strategy... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Feb 2012 by Jonathan Becher Feed
Cutting the cord: Vodafone UK's revolutionary approach to mobility, flexibility
Vodafone believes that working smarter will help businesses survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. The mobile group's UK operating company is undergoing a seismic cultural shift, using its own technology to introduce a new way of working, which it believes will provide a blueprint... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Guy Laurence Feed
Why the patent system doesn't play well with software: If Eolas went the other
Everyone take a deep breath: it seems we've had a moment of sanity in the patent wars. Last week, a jury invalidated the dangerous Eolas patents, which their owner claimed covered, well, essentially the whole Internet. The patents were originally granted for an invention that helped doctors to view... Read more
9 comments Posted 17 Feb 2012 by Julie Samuels Feed
How San Francisco can get its gov 2.0 groove back
There’s been a great deal of discussion lately around the topic of government innovation, especially here in San Francisco, with the appointment of a new chief innovation officer, a new “civic accelerator,” a new venture with a consortium of Bay Area technology companies and a new technology and... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Feb 2012 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Open collaboration: living or dying by a community
First of all, thank you. Yup, I was talking to you. People like me tend to get the credit when things go right, and the axe when things don’t, but in the open source world it’s you who ultimately decides the fate of a project. Engineers and managers and designers work hard, this is true. None of... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Feb 2012 by Stephen Gallagher (Red Hat) Feed
Busting bureaucracy with radical management
To transform organizations so that they are fit for human beings--more inspiring and engaging and yet just as disciplined and even more productive--we need to understand why promising ideas for improving management developed in the 20th Century--such as teams, empowerment, delayering or... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Jan 2012 by Steve Denning Feed
Crushed innovation: When patent lawyers switch to NPEs
When well-known, richly compensated patent lawyers switch from representing world-class tech companies to servicing "non-practicing entities," something's up. Could the sordidness of a business based on bringing patent lawsuits be outweighed by large amounts of cash? At least for some, apparently... Read more
3 comments Posted 25 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Where are IT innovations coming from?
In his essay, In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants, Joichi Ito says,
0 comments Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed