After You’ve Been Hacked is Too Late to To Take a Hard Look at the Security of the Cloud-Based Apps Your Employees are Using

InnoEngines corporate blog provides a single simple question to help you understand how likely, or unlikely, the web-based applications your employees are to expose your company’s confidential information to hackers.

Think that Cyber Espionage only Happens to Big Companies? Think Again. Hackers are Targeting Smaller Companies, Vendors and Suppliers


Think that cyber espionage only happens to big companies?  Think again, because hackers are increasingly targeting smaller companies, vendors and suppliers.  Although corporate hacking of the worlds largest companies and those of the military-industrial complex get the most news coverage.  Hackers are targeting information that can provide them with a competitive advantage.  This includes hacking […]

R&D Software Tools Was One of the Most Surprising Things Heard at Harvard’s Cyberposium

Of the five most surprising things heard at Harvard’s Cyberposium on Sunday, #4 was Designers Use Badly Designed Design Tools. Sadly, the hardware and interface designers whose job it is to create wonderful, well-designed products use tools that are badly designed. Asked why that was, Mariah Levitt, senior usability specialist at Continuum, didn’t mince words: “One of […]

New Innovation Inventorying Software Saves Global Company From Repeating Costly Projects

Frustration, a new kind of innovation management software, has been saving a Fortune 250 company’s innovation department from repeating costly R&D projects. combines the most effective elements of knowledge management software (Oracle and SAP), idea capture software (BrainBank, BrightIdea, Goldfire HypeInnovation), and cloud storage applications (,, sugarsync, and SharePoint) into a powerful and […]

The Six Features Needed in Your Idea Management System

Not every idea management system is equal.  Phil McKinney identifies the six features needed in your idea management system. We’ve found these are the six key features of, the leading idea management system for R&D, design and innovation. Idea Management Is Key To Your Innovation Strategy Ideas are the currency in the new creative economy therefore […]

New Resource for Competitive Insights:

From The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes. That’s the promise of a new startup: InfoArmy.  There are other companies that do similar things: D&B (formerly Dunn & Bradstreet), Capital IQ, a host of business directories of varying but mostly poor quality, and, perhaps, CrunchBase. But InfoArmy […]

The Best Software for Managing Design and Innovation Ideas

In the last few years a number of new applications have been introduced to help companies, brand managers and design studios manage their ideas. The first generation of these applications, such as Imaginatik, were expensive, required time-consuming training and integration, and were only available only for enterprise customers, running on their expensive and complex IT […]

5 Reasons Designers Shouldn’t Use Dropbox,, Cloud Drive, Google Drive, SkyDrive or SugarSync

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Cloud-based file storage services such as Dropbox,, Cloud Drive, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync are widely used by designers, engineers and innovators. These idea management software leaders have made storage and sharing of files easier and cheaper, increasing collaboration, productivity and lowering costs. Nobody denies the clear success of these established services. However, there are […]; Cloud-Based 3D Modeling Sample 3D CAD Model

  Sunglass, which came out of beta at TechCrunch Disrupt New York in May, is a web-based collaborative 3D modeling application. “This is like Google Docs for 3D objects,” said CEO and co-founder Kaustuv DeBiswas. “We’re taking traditional desktop software from the architecture world and putting it in the cloud.” Sunglass is undercutting existing computer-aided […]

5 Reasons Why New Product and Packaging Development Needs Their Own Knowledge Management System

Knowledge management (KM) systems have been adopted by both large and small companies.  Enterprise KM systems include Microsoft’s SharePoint, SAP, Oracle, IBM’s ECM, Docuware, Alero Technology, and  These idea management software leaders provide companies with the advantages of centralized document storage, retrieval, management and backup. KM systems make information easier to find and access quickly, […]