IDEASCALE BLOG

Tag: disruption

Innovation or Disruption: What’s Your Aim?

Engineer touch screen factory.

The terms “innovation” and “disruption” are commonly used in today’s business world. Often, they’re treated as interchangeable, but they’re not the same thing. Disruption is innovation, but not all innovation is disruption, just like all squares are technically rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. It’s not even as simple as that, because sometimes innovations … Continued

How Does Technology Influence Innovation?

In a recent round of research, I was reviewing adoption rates for new technologies. It took over 55 years for automobiles to reach 80 million people, whereas the internet was able to achieve the same feat in less than 18 years. It reminded me of the staggering comparison: “It took about 75 years for the … Continued

Research is Collaborative

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open, networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners. ESIP is supported by NASA, NOAA,  USGS and 110+ member organizations all working together to collaboratively share research, funding opportunities, and to network with one another. According to ESIP their mission is to foster connection between … Continued

The Complex Relationship Between Innovation and Risk

Relationship Between Innovation and Risk

Risk vs. reward can be a hard thing to balance. All of business, it has been argued, boils down to weighing the likely rewards of a decision against the likely risk. The problem with any innovation strategy is that, at some point, innovation runs into this equation. Any innovation, to some degree, is a risk. … Continued

3 Reasons Healthcare Needs Idea Management

Healthcare Needs Idea Management

It’s hard enough to keep up in a complex industry like healthcare. But just wait till healthcare is disrupted as dramatically as retail or music has been over the past decade. Clearly the healthcare industry has long been a competitive vertical (on numerous fronts: from patient services to technology and edge disciplines), and its complexity … Continued