innovation

Open, Social Transformation

Henry Chesbrough's concept of Open Innovation has recently come alive, fuelled by Open Standards compliant Cloud and the explosion of Social Business. Organisations now use these methods to help them transform, and in this blog post I use storytelling to outline a project we have recently implemented for a major Defence Ministry.

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Brain-inspired Computing for Defence

Breaking away from traditional sequential processing architectures, brain inspired computing mimics how the human brain is constructed, resulting in a massively parallel yet very low power consumption chip. NeuroSynaptic processors take a radical new approach to military challenges including image recognition, machine vision, multi sensor fusion and signal processing.

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Measuring Up: How CIOs Can Take Stock

Savvy leaders know that it is important to not only know what and how you are doing, but for your key stakeholders to know, as well. . . . . Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dash­boards, scorecards, and heat maps. This […]

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Military “Bring Your Own Device”?

Military organisations can reap economic and efficiency benefits from personal device usage. But it’s more than that. Without a proactive, informed approach to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this will happen anyway introducing vulnerabilities to cyber attack, or unintended malware infection.

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Military Cloud – Case Studies

Cloud computing offers much promise to the military by addressing the fundamentals of increasing mission agility / complexity in a climate of economic constraint. In this post I will illustrate inspirational use of Cloud by the military & government, referring to two IBM projects.

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Social Business for Government

Social Business is already making a real difference to commercial organisations.  For example over a half of companies expect to support their Customer Service processes with social capabilities within two years, and 60% will socially-enable their Sales processes in the next two years. What is Social Business? The prolific use of Social Media has raised the bar for collaboration in […]

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How Can Cities Leverage Their Community to Innovate Service Delivery?

How can cities successfully partner with nonprofits, foundations, universities, and private businesses to improve service delivery to citizens using technology? A new report by the University of Texas’ Sherri Greenberg for the IBM Center for The Business of Government observes: “Increasingly, cities are the public sector delivery engines in the United States.” She says that […]

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Military Cloud – First Steps

My first post in this series Cloud for the Military? I described how cloud computing can help overcome the hard challenges faced by defence organisations, concluding that it’s really a question of what kind of Cloud is going to be deployed when rather than *if*.   I followed this with a short analysis of the most common blockages to military cloud adoption and how these could be overcome.   […]

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Overcoming military cloud BLOCKAGES

In my previous post – Cloud for the Military? – I described how cloud computing could help overcome the challenge of increasing mission complexity & agility in a climate of aggressive budget reductions.  I concluded that the military don’t really have a choice and it’s really a question of what kind of Cloud is going to be deployed when rather than *if*. […]

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Cloud for the Military?

Cloud Computing is often misunderstood, shrouded in technical gobbledygook.  Once striped this away, we see the real potential that Cloud offers to organisations wishing to adapt & transform.  Let’s start with a pictorial definition, shown in Figure 1, Figure 1 – Cloud : A Pictorial Definition Clients in all industries are reaping benefit from Cloud adoption, including: Speed & Agility – Using […]

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Open Innovation in Government

Open Innovation is a term originally coined by Dr Henry Chesbrough in the early 2000’s best summarised by Figures 1 & 2 below. Figure 1 – Open Innovation  Figure 2 – Open vs Closed Innovation Open Innovation has been compelling to Governments for some time, but lacking the technical platform to realise the enormous potential gains. This is where IBM’s Bluemix platform […]

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Discover your cognitive future – New IBV study on cognitive computing

In today’s world, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest technological trends and distinguish true opportunities from overhyped fads. Despite tremendous advances in cognitive computing capabilities, organizations have only begun to scratch the surface of potential for this innovative technology. From improving customer engagement to enhancing research capabilities that identify new, life-saving […]

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