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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...
11-10-2012, 01:56 AM #1
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.
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
11-10-2012, 02:32 AM #2
They judge innovation completely different than I do.
11-10-2012, 02:42 AM #3
[FONT=Verdana]IDK..I mean i'm & Apple Fanatic and i own a iPad3,iPhone5,& iMac 21.5/w intel i5. I don't see any new innovation SO far, other then the Fusion Drive, which i have to admit it pretty impressive. The New iMac line up isn't TOO bad; i guess thin is in, and from these new line ups looks nice, BUT..I'm going to buy one because for the same price i get & extra 500GBs & 2 thunderports, makes it ALL worth the upgrade. When i bought mine i paid for 21.5-inch starting at $1299; So basically the same price but with more options.So it makes sense for me./FONT]
11-10-2012, 03:15 AM #4
I don't see it either but I sure do like apple products don't mean it's the most innovative company due to the fact that iPhone 5 is everything of an S3 just short on a lot of things."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
11-10-2012, 04:44 AM #5
Well there is no smartphone which is thinner or faster.
They still make the best MP3 players.
Fusion drive is stupidly fast.
Yeah, I think they deserve it.
11-10-2012, 04:50 AM #6
I've always been a fan of Apple and their innovation but this past year I've been very disappointed and it pains me to say it - Microsoft, Samsung and Google on course to surpass Apple very soon computer/gadget industry. Maybe it's because of the absence of Steve Jobs or maybe it's a result of their arrogance misleading them into thinking that they don't need to innovate. I really do hope that they return to their innovative roots soon because the only think that is maintaining my loyalty at the moment is my respect for their history, growth and product reliability and quality; although I'm disappointed with the number of faults with iOS 6 and iPhone 5, I don't think Steve would have ever let such an unfinished product reach the market.
11-10-2012, 05:47 AM #7
Too bad the jailbreak community isn't a company....
11-10-2012, 08:32 AM #8
My uncle who works at Samsung has told me how infuriating it is to work with android because updates have to go through androids beta testing THEN samsungs beta testing etc. before it can come to the devices. However iOS comes straight from apple and can be updated immediately
11-10-2012, 11:21 AM #9
I beleive it!! People think innovation is only on the outside. Apple thinks outside the box in designing precision products that manage everyday tasks the best.
Everyone wants to call other companies innovative because they stick a full OS in a tablet. Sorry everyone but that has been out for a long time. Apple takes a product and streamlines it.
Ya ya I know I'm just a fan boy but, don't see how liking a company that produces product after product that sets the bar for form factor, and usability.
With out apple products would not have the high quality screens, the ultra thin devices and stream lined designs. But just my opinion.
11-10-2012, 11:42 AM #10
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11-10-2012, 03:07 PM #11
Innovative to Apple means steal the idea and claim it is their own idea
11-10-2012, 03:14 PM #12
11-10-2012, 04:44 PM #13
Lmao. People think innovation is putting existing technology in something. Ie the surface. People say its so innovative. There have been tablets that run windows for a long time.
Also apple was the first to actually make a successful tablet in form and function. I guess that isn't innovative either lol.
11-10-2012, 05:34 PM #14
I think that "3 years in a row" is not fair. The reason being that updating a phone or an iPad every year, doesn't make inovative. Inovation means exactly it...inovation...not refreshment of what actually exists... Putting a new chip, whatever else, is not innovative... Making something new, remarkable, changing the way we do things...that's innovative... Don't take me wrong, Iam a huge Apple addict, with a bunch of Apple products, but they are not inovating... They are just improving what currently exists... iPhone was innovative, iPad was... the iPad! From then on, it has been just updating, not inovating...
11-10-2012, 05:41 PM #15
how can that be they running the same ****
11-10-2012, 10:22 PM #16
But if you look at what people expect in a device, it's because apple pushed it.
11-11-2012, 05:27 AM #17
Is anyone as sick of this word "innovation" as much as I am?
Apple's most innovative action was its marketing. Tell enough people that your 'innovative' enough times, all the time. Soon enough people keep using that word to describe you whether its true or not.
Check Lil' Wayne and his "Best Rapper Alive" claim.
Last edited by decoy88; 11-11-2012 at 05:34 AM.
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11-11-2012, 11:34 AM #20
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.
Last edited by Ozzie5374; 11-11-2012 at 11:56 AM.