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Forrester Update: Poor Use of Idea Management Systems

I was chatting recently with Chris Andrews, an analyst at Forrester Research, on the topic of Innovation Management. We discussed how the industry was evolving, indeed how interest in the area has exploded the last 18 months. At the same time, he shared concern that many of his research clients on the company side complained […]

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Top 10 Myths about Idea Management & Why They Are Wrong

  I have worked on Idea Management at Imaginatik since 1998 – I was in the room when the first was first coined as a discipline. During this time, I’ve heard many people, including purported experts, describing how idea management is supposed to work, and in many cases I am sorry to say that their […]

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Case study time: Cargill’s enterprise-wide deployment of Idea Central

I recently came across a way of sharing PPTs on the internet more productively (www.scribd.com) – thanks to seeing a presentation from an Imaginatik competitor on the same site. I then thought it would be a good idea to share some of the case studies we have had at Imaginatik in our client base. Unlike […]

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Another Idea Management Start-Up – Kindling

I try to keep track of the emerging market for Idea Management – a term that is developing a variety of different strains. One of the ones that hit my radar recently (thanks Twitter friends!) is Kindling. In terms of their web site, I quite liked their Tutorials section, although it really highlighted to me […]

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The Hallmark Case study of Idea Central – a real test

I was just going through some of our ‘old’ case studies of how Imaginatik‘s Idea Central software is used to support idea management initiatives. We have recently updated the customer case study section of the Imaginatik web site, including all the PPTs and PDFs presented by customers, present and past, on the various uses of […]

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Reviewing an online collaboration initiative – the IBM Partner Jam

http://acceleratingbusinessvaluejam.ning.com/forum An interesting experiment in what NOT to do. Normally I would not write about something which my company might just about be involved in In this case I am prompted to share my thoughts based on visiting the web site for the first time in a couple of months, and seeing some pretty damning […]

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Money, money, money – how an emergent business area shapes up

My company, Imaginatik, has had some great months recently.  The reason for my post though is not, amazingly, to blow our trumpet. It was more an observation on the state of the emergent industry of software applications that tap into the brainpower of thousands to support innovation and collaborative problem solving, and a warning to […]

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Beware of laying off IT administrators?? Held to Ransom by IT!

Sitting on a BA flight from London to San Francisco, I was disheartened to read a sidebar article in the Daily Telegraph: “Beware of Laying off IT Administrators”. According to Cyber-Ark, an identify management firm, 88% of IT administrators would “steal valuable and sensitive company information” if they were laid off. Are you kidding! In […]

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