This paper from Prime Design Associates describes the only way IT companies can stay competitive is to implement consistent, predictable innovation strategy. Companies can also use this strategy to determine whether new product is technically, economically feasible, as well as how to produce it. Toward end, four rules to keep in mind when applying a disciplined innovation at ones organization is given here.
A high-flier during the late 1990s tech boom, EMC uses its checkbook to get further than its storage roots and into software and consulting services. The company is in the middle of a multiyear attainment binge of software companies and more purchases are believed to be planned for as early as this week. The ambition is to diversify EMCs revenues while seeking growth and better profit boundaries in software, according to analysts.
A services-oriented architecture (SOA), is not specific product. Its a design approach where individual business services, such as authenticating networks or pulling up customer information, are used in different applications. Corporate customers have been adopting this technology approach in effort to make their IT systems more cost-effective and responsive. IBM has been building out its middleware portfolio, to address SOAs, which typically involve wide range of capabilities.