Radical Open Innovation News week 36-2020

Welcome to our biweekly 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 Why You — Yes, You — Need Enterprise Architecture

Adopting three enterprise architecture principles — breaking key outcomes into components with designated accountability, empowering cross-functional teams, and allowing business design to influence strategy — will help you embark on your journey. At the beginning of the current millennium, developing an enterprise architecture meant designing enterprisewide systems and processes. You — whoever you are, and whatever role you fill — need enterprise architecture to guide you through that radical redesign. In other words, the enterprise architecture designs an organization’s critical people- process- technology bundles in a way that facilitates both operational excellence and adaptability to change. Component teams, however, are at the heart of the company’s enterprise architecture and increasing componentization. Today, enterprise architecture involves componentizing a company’s key outcomes — products, customer experiences, and core enterprise processes — and assigning clear accountability for each component. So architecture helps with innovation, but be aware of the ‘Big Design Up Front’ pitfall.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

2 Cabin:Creating simple apps for Linux

In the spring of 2020, the GNOME project ran their Community Engagement Challenge in which teams proposed ideas that would “engage beginning coders with the free and open-source software community [and] connect the next generation of coders to the FOSS community and keep them involved for years to come.” I have a few thoughts on this topic, and so does Alan Pope, and so we got chatting and put together a proposal for a programming environment for making simple apps in a way that new developers could easily grasp. We were quite pleased with it as a concept, but: it didn’t get selected for further development. Oh well, never mind. But the ideas still seem good to us, so I think it’s worth publishing the proposal anyway so that someone else has the chance to be inspired by it, or decide they want it to happen.


3 Software-Defined Vehicles

But as more components are electrified — and, in particular, as the drivetrain is electrified — cars are becoming software-defined vehicles. As the infrastructure evolves, electric vehicles will be a more palatable choice across the board — and, at some point, likely the only option. Obviously, some electric cars are already available, and Tesla deals in nothing but electric vehicles. One is the constant need to reduce emissions from vehicles to ever-lower levels. Future automobiles will need to balance the need for communication with the need to keep running when communication isn’t possible.

(Semiconductor Engineering)

4 The Screwdriver You Don’t Need, But Probably Want

It’s difficult to pass judgment on how well the Kinetic Driver would work from [Gaico]’s videos alone, but it looks like it has potential. Screwdrivers are simple devices with a simple purpose, and there is generally little fanfare involved with buying yourself a new set. We’ve never seen one marketed as an object of desire, but we have to admit that [Gaico] managed to do precisely that. For many applications, especially production, electric screwdrivers might be superior, if you remember to keep them charged of course. In the video after the break, he gives an excellent insight into the development process.

(Hackers Blog)

5 Lessons from the GNOME Patent Troll Incident

However GNOME persisted with the counter claim and insisted they could settle for nothing less than the elimination of the Rothschild patent threat from all of open source. GNOME also decided to try to obtain as much as it could for the whole of open source in the settlement. Secondly Clause 11 prohibits GNOME or its affiliates from pursuing any further invalidity challenges to any Rothschild patents leaving Rothschild free to pursue any non open source targets. The third lesson is always file a counter claim to give you significant leverage over the Troll in settlement negotiations. Unfortunately such an obvious problem can’t be used to get the case tossed on summary judgement because it impugns the validity of the patent.

(James Bottomley’s random Pages)

6 ‘The Innovation Delusion’ Review: Mistaking Novelty for Progress

The vast majority of engineers will wind up maintaining existing systems and keeping them going—thank goodness. We overvalue the new.


7 Why Upgrade to modern LED Lighting

Without good light we would still live in the middle Ages. Decades of research and innovation have been spend to make complex things simple. Like artificial light when the sun is down. This background article outlines the world behind LED lighting and the environmental friendly options that are in reach for more and more people nowadays.


8 New Neuralink website gives more details on approach, goals and challenges

I love this slogan ‘Innovation pushing the boundaries of neural engineering.’ . Check the link and read the current progress.


9 New tool to analyze molecules: 100x faster than previous methods

Spectroscopy is an important tool of observation in many areas of science and industry. Infrared spectroscopy is especially important in the world of chemistry where it is used to analyze and identify different molecules. The current state-of-the-art method can make approximately 1 million observations per second. University of Tokyo researchers have greatly surpassed this figure with a new method about 100 times faster.


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