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  • New Report Labels Apple "Most Innovative" Company for the Third Year in a Row

    The global management consulting firm, Booz & Co., recently named Apple the world’s most innovative company for the third year in a row. According to the report, Apple spent less than its rivals on research and development but still managed to trump companies such as Amazon, Google, and IBM because of the way it invested its money. The following quote sums up the gist of the report:

    ...it is not how much companies spend on research and development that determines success - what really matters is how those R&D funds are invested in talent, process and tools.
    The Cupertino California company managed to keep its top spot over Google, which came in second place, and 3M which came in third place – both of which also defended their spots successfully for the third year in a row as well. One of the few companies that also managed to make a large improvement in terms of innovation according to the management consulting firm was Apple’s rival, Samsung. The South Korean electronics giant climbed from the ninth spot in 2010, to the seventh in 2011, and finally to the fourth this year.

    Those of you who are keen on learning more about Booz and Co.’s 2012 Global Innovation 1000 study, you can do so on the firm’s website. The report is also available to download (in PDF format) and you can also watch a video discussion of the results from the study’s authors while browsing through other relevant material.

    Source: Booz & Co. via CNN
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Report Labels Apple "Most Innovative" Company for the Third Year in a Row started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
      Yeah, that was great wasn't it?

      That was also almost 3 years ago.
      My point is I see a lot of companies following apples foot steeps. Yea I would say that android has really stepped it up, but as far as innovation? What has google really done? Haven't seen any google products that change the way things are like the iPhone and the iPad did.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie5374 View Post
      Yes, I agree. But "Booz & Co"? WTF? Alcoholics?

      I think Apple have been screwing up over the past 18-24 months & the other companies catching up if not passing by. What other company builds a phone that then gives out rubber bands for coz of signal issues? I'm sick of all the OS updates, inheritantly beta versions. They need to get things "right" not "fast" for marketing purposes. Now I see issues with iphone 5 "swiping".
      I'm sorry but I see other products now with that wow factor and Apple playing catchup. iPad mini? Look at Samsung & Google products. My wife's Sony Ericsson Experia has an amazing screen and amazing 8mp camera. And that's a 2011 phone! Maybe this is why I'm still on iphone 4 & haven't bothered to upgrade. Don't get me wrong. I love the glass and alloy. The wow factor is there every time I use the iMac and trackpad but their phones have lost it.
      Lol please research this swiping issue. It literally happens intermittently when swiping your finger back and forth like a crazy person haha.

      And if you wanna use something that feels like a beta please go try ice cream sandwich OS. But that's just my opinion.

      Anyway what in saying is innovation. In sorry making an open product that windows and other platforms have been doing for years is hardly innovation. Making a product that changes an industry is innovation.

      The iPhone and the iPad are the only products that changed those devices forever. Other companies have adapted and have started to grow of of it. But let's face it. The iPhone paved the road of smartphones and the iPad changed tablets forever.

      Has apple gone stale for a lot. Yes they have. But for me and a lot of others. Having a device that handles everyday tasks with out flaw and also communicates flawlessly with all my other products is just not replaceable.