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Global Broadband: Success through Collaboration

…active citizenship.” On the corporate side, Georgia Institute of Technology professor Michael L. Best discussed Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Applications and Services Driving Future Growth. He postulated that there was a higher and more significant correlation between broadband penetration and patents — which he measured as innovation — than the deployment of other technologies, including phones and Internet. On the service pr…

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Cisco Drives Innovation and Open Source Collaboration for Smart Grid

…nd Systems Integration Specialists Company (SISCO) have begun an open source project intended to foster further innovation and faster adoption of IP-standards in smart grid.  Together, the two aim to provide an implementation framework for synchronized phasor measurement communications that will help more quickly bring this valuable technology to the fore. Synchrophasors are an important element in making the electrical infrastructure more stable…

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The New Bronze Age: SLA’s too high and they prevent innovation, too low and they prevent operation

…’s the lesson of this meditation? It’s that service levels are important. Too high and they prevent innovation, too low and they prevent operation. Here’s how somebody is going through the process of figuring it out. They were kind enough to write about their thinking, so be sure to say thank you. Here it is: If you think about combining these primitives in customer-friendly ways, you’ll probably recognize that it’s…

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Digital Britain: Embracing Open Innovation

…to help build the brand awareness, and thereby attract local beer enthusiasts. Creative Business Uses for Open Innovation The Open Source approach has been adopted successfully worldwide.  It has also been applied in the crowdsourcing model of new product development. Besides, businesses are using common social media tools — such as Twitter and Facebook — to monitor their customer suggestions for product or service enhancement. With…

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How a B2B2C Cloud Platform Fosters Innovation

…d be maturing those web services APIs to a point that we can publish them to our partners to unlock third-party innovation, so third parties can bring their creativity to these devices.” Developing Apps via Open Ecosystems Projects are also under way to bring app ecosystems to the TV, some of which are quite mature. Verizon’s Widget Bazaar, for example, allows subscribers to download interactive third-party apps for their STBs. DIRECTV also off…

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