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Too Much Innovation?

Is there such a thing as too much innovation? Yes, say CIOs at the Software 2007 conference. Well, that's not entirely true -- it's not a matter of too much innovation but, how it scales...
Is there such a thing as too much innovation? Yes, say CIOs at the Software 2007 conference. Well, that's not entirely true -- it's not a matter of too much innovation but, how it scales...Tony Scott, CIO of Disney, says there are limits to how much innovation a customer can absorb from the software vendors. "In some respects there's too much innovation, and not enough scale out of the innovation we have," Scott just said on the panel. "For example, phone companies who provide small, incremental upgrades. At what point does it become compelling. In my world, if it's not 70, 80 or 100 percent better, it's just not interesting. With the time, the energy, the cost, there's not enough of a return.

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