Radical Open Innovation News week 22-2020

Welcome to our selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.

1 Glamorous Toolkit offers a fundamentally new perspective on programming

Notebooks inspire a lot of people. Notebooks offer a new perspective on programming. This project takes the concept to another level. This toolkit implemented the concept in a radical challenging way. To make programming simpler.


2 The Death Of Corporate Research Labs

Large corporate labs, however, are unlikely to regain the importance they once enjoyed. Research in corporations is difficult to manage profitably. Research projects have long horizons and few intermediate milestones that are meaningful to non-experts. As a result, research inside companies can only survive if insulated from the short-term performance requirements of business divisions.


3 Spotify doesn’t use “the Spotify model” and neither should you

Is the ‘Spotify model’ a management fad or a good way increase innovation in your organisation. This article is a real eye opener. Great lessons and with nice tips that can be used for steeering innovation.


4 Tools for better thinking

A nice collection of tools to solve problems, make decisions and understand systems. Good site to get some mind fuel when facing problems. But the best tools are missing, like Loopy ( or a good clone) and of course InSight Maker should be included in this collection.


5 Constrained Innovation

The semiconductor industry has long been seen as a risk-averse industry and that is probably to be expected. The rapid migration of technology nodes (lots of innovation happening there) produced a rapid expansion in transistor counts that stretched development teams to their limits. The semiconductor industry at that time used gate level for everything. The semiconductor industry at that time was constrained by wisdom.

(Semiconductor Engineering)

6 Why micropayments are doomed

Great lesson on micropayments and attempts for this innovation. Accepting payments and donations has their administrative cost. If you have something worth paying for, it will be worth paying more than $1. This constant administrative cost is a reason why every Credit Card processor charges a roughly similar rate for processing payments. In case of a bundle, its spread over items and in case of a subscription – over time. The promise of fast, seamless micropayments (by micro I mean <$1) has been circling around the web for a while now.

(Blog of:Artur Piszek)

7 What can your microwave tell you about your health?

They can imagine using passive sensor data to free up the need for caregivers to visit higher-risk populations and minimize overall in-person contact. The system, called “Sapple,” analyzes in-home appliance usage to better understand our health patterns, using just radio signals and a smart electricity meter. By analyzing appliance usage patterns within homes, the system could be used to encourage energy-saving behaviors and improve forecasting and delivery for utility companies. For example, using the location data doesn’t always imply appliance usage, as people can be next to an appliance without using it. For example, for an elderly person living alone, learning appliance usage patterns could help their health-care professionals understand their ability to perform various activities of daily living, with the goal of eventually helping advise on healthy patterns.

(MIT Reseach CS)

8 Feature rich or feature poor solutions

Research learns that businesses frequently choose products with too many features that they later find difficult to use or will not be used at all. Feature rich software products are often fuel for business complexity. The fallacy with feature rich solutions is that you think you are going to need the embedded features and functionality in the future.


9 How Has COVID-19 Impacted Last Mile Networks?

And most importantly for end users, how has increased traffic impacted last mile connection speeds? Across this spectrum of “last mile” Internet connections, I looked at the impact from both a provider and user perspective. Average mobile connection speeds have dropped as much as 30% (in Sri Lanka) and have grown as much as 89% (in Trinidad & Tobago). The network connections from customer- and subscriber-facing Internet service providers are often referred to as last mile networks. It has updated the data each week since, tracking changes to mobile and fixed connection speeds in more than 100 countries.

(The Internet Society)

10 Exploring open data and digital transformation in Peru: Open Data Day 2020 report

On Saturday 7th March 2020, the tenth Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. The purpose was to share tips about how the community could create their own open libraries with open source tools and create content under Creative Commons licenses.

(Open Knowledge Foundation Blog)

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