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.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
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