What If Your ISP Could Stop Cybercrime Before It Happened?

Although major hacks generate news headlines, most companies and institutions quietly contend ongoing web-based probes and attacks, with the average CISO at the largest...

The Connected Enterprise

A few years ago, the benefits of using new technology and processes to innovate its own connections between the shop floor to the top...

Customer-Driven Innovation

“Splunk started as a tool for IT people to interact with log data and connect the dots,” said Haiyan Song, the company’s SVP of...

Can You Name Your Browser?

The web browser industry is 25 years old, which is an eternity in the tech world. Though some of the early entrants have disappeared,...

Shopping Or Reading?

Every morning at 6 a.m., Editorial Director Jim Kaminsky starts Slacking (yes, it’s a verb now) with his dozen or so writers and data...

Will Consumers Manage Their Electricity Use?

Most people are about as engaged in their monthly electricity bills as they are in tracking the amount of air they breathe. Direct Energy is...

Build, Don’t Just Buy

When Experian’s Eric Haller put his five-slide proposal for an innovation lab in front of his boss’s boss back in 2010, the exec stopped...

An OS For Human Resources

There’s no shortage of software in human resources departments; in fact, there’s too much of it, and too little of it is integrated, according...

Reality Is The Best Innovation Challenge

Nowhere in the detailed wrap-up report on a huge energy demonstration project in 2013 in the Pacific Northwest was there mention of an important...

How To Launch A New Network

Seafaring analogies are nothing new from a company that gave the world Bluetooth, named after a 10th century Viking, but Ericsson’s advocacy for a rising...

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The Oldest Innovation: Monopoly

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