Innovation is at the heart of software development, and it's the name of the game in the Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad competition. Held in conjunction with both the Santa Clara and Boston editions of the 2010 Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Launch Pad produced four finalists at each site -- the best of the best applications produced and submitted to the competition that year. Best of all? Entering Launch Pad was free, and open to all software developers -- large and small -- who were building, launching
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How many great ideas get lost in the frenzy of day-to-day business? Too many to count -- and that's the problem that InnovationCast aims to solve. The developer of an "end-to-end enterprise innovation management" application wants to help organizations foster good ideas from concept to execution. In fact, InnovationCast goes takes one extra step back in the process, actively promoting innovation by asking users to identify and address challenges. Anyone can pose a challenge in InnovationCast's system -- which runs on Telligent's platform -- and solicit ideas, which can then be discussed, refined, and put into action through a variety of collaboration and project management tools. Analytics tools help track results, while "innovation profiles" help managers gauge individual performance and progress. Similar features can be deployed for competitive tracking, research, and development use cases.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.