How Disruptive Entrepreneurship Drives Business Transformation

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Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Tech Mahindra produced a research report based on an online survey of more than 250 enterprise business leaders and innovators across North America, Europe, and Asia. APQC recently interviewed Dave Murray, director of thought leadership at BPI, and Lakshmanan Chidambaram, senior vice president of North American operations at Tech Mahindra.

Who is Driving Data Centers' Move To the Cloud?

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Transform to Better Perform is a new global thought leadership initiative developed by the Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Dimension Data.

Why Does Data Visualization Matter?

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I was recently able to speak with David Doney, vice-president of internal audit at SIRVA, Inc. about how analyzing data and presenting it visually are important competencies as the economy digitizes.

David will be speaking on our free webinar on May 28 at 11:00 a.m. CDT: Best Practices in Data Visualization

APQC: What do organizations need to make better, data-driven decisions?

Innovation: The New Competitive Equation

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This month, the Busines Performance Innovation (BPI) Network published a report, Innovation: The New Competitive Equation. The report examines innovation strategies and roadblocks in today's enterprise. According to the report, 79% of survey respondents currently rate their companies' commitment to innovation as very high or growing. While the intention is there, companies are still experiencing significant roadblocks.  

Help Recognize True Innovation

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The Edison Awards™ is inviting APQC's members to become part of the prestigious Edison Awards judging panel that recognizes, honors, and fosters innovation across a wide variety of industries and disciplines. This award honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

How Your Organization Can Better Manage Innovation Performance

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APQC recently interviewed Dr. Scott J. Edgett the CEO and Co-Founder of Stage-Gate International, who APQC recently collaborated with for the benchmarking study Innovation Performance: Critical Drivers of Success. In the following question and answer session, Edgett, one of the top experts in product innovation discusses what organizations can do to better manage innovation performance.

Nike, Microsoft, and the NFL Tackle Innovation

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What do Nike, SG Helmets, and Microsoft have in common? They are driving innovation in the products used by players and coaches in the National Football League (NFL). Although the game itself hasn’t changed dramatically over the years, today’s players in the NFL can play in greater comfort and safety, thanks in part to 2014 Edison Award winners: Nike (an APQC member) and SG Helmets.

Success Rate and Profits of Innovation at Top Performers (Infographic)

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Any organization developing a new product or service wants to ensure that it gets a successful and profitable project in return for its investment. But what kind of success rate and profit amount should organizations aim for? APQC recently partnered with Stage-Gate International to study how leading organizations perform on their innovation projects.

The Top Driver of Innovation Performance (Infographic)

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Organizations that are successful at product or service innovation have worked to make this a critical capability within the enterprise. These organizations have recognized that innovation done right can lead to a competitive advantage within their markets. Organizations looking to achieve similar success with innovation often need a starting point.

Why Cisco Builds, Buys, and Partners its Way to Innovation

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According to the The New Reality of R&D  article in the May 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine, organizations are no longer investing large amounts of money into long-term research that only offers a return on investment way down the road. Instead, they are teaming up with other organizations that have the necessary resources to improve the amount of time it takes to see a return on R&