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And Their Eyes Were Watching the Sun - Solar will soon be cheaper than coal

                SolarCity announced today that it has agreed to acquire solar panel manufacturer Silevo, with the intent of constructing a manufacturing plant capable of producing 1 GW of panels per year, one of the largest on the planet. The release continues, indicating that SolarCity intends to build a follow on plant with a minimum of 10 GW of ...

For Tesla, Patents are so 20th-Century - Strategy meets vision

                Tesla has promised it will not enforce its mountain of electric car patents against anyone producing electric vehicles “in good faith”. This surprise move is consistent with Tesla’s narrative, as well as having definite strategic benefits which position the world’s premier electric vehicle manufacturer very well if other companies t...

Quantum - The Biggest Development in Computing Since Computers

Big data is the buzzword for data sets too large and complex to be analyzed efficiently using conventional tools. The ability of humans to measure and analyze more and more of our surroundings has created opportunities for control and optimization never before imagined and created markets that serve the new need to understand and use these massive ...

Strategy on Wire

The 2008 documentary Man on Wire chronicles French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s legendary walk between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers shortly after their completion. Viewers lose themselves in Petit’s excitement, as he recounts (in dizzying detail) how he pulled off (and lived to tell of) “le coup.” The film happens to be on many “best o...

Lockheed Martin to acquire Industrial Defender - Industrial Cyber-security market heats up

Cyber-security was an unknown business driver a few years back. The recent attacks and the possibility of a 'cascading failure' due to cyber-attacks on networks and industrial control systems has made cyber-security a 'must-have' solution for systems security purposes. The market initially had niche and pure-play solution providers like Industrial ...

Everything I Know about Innovation I Learned from Old Movies

By a happy accident, I happened upon Casablanca on Turner Classic Movies this past Friday. This movie always makes me happy – the wonderful dialogue, the gorgeous black and white, the melodrama… it’s just the most stylized, and stylish, thing ever, and I just love it start to finish. You know what’s funny, though? That movie – however polished and...

President Obama's Fuel Efficiency Standards to Give American Trucking Industry Major Advantage in Global Economy

Frost & Sullivan's recently promoted Global Automotive and Transportation Research Director Sandeep Kar provides his commentary in response to President Obama's Executive Order on fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks discussed earlier today in Upper Marlboro, Md. Sandeep believes that, while President Obama's fuel efficiency...

We want to know: How do you get from here to there?

It’s March, which means that most of us have abandoned our New Year’s Resolutions. The primary reason seems to be our way of thinking. We know where we start, and we know where we want to end up, but most of the middle remains murky. So, armed with new running shoes (or Chantix or some fad diet), we embark on these endeavors, hoping that if we make...

"I Want to See What You Do"

Time for a secret: One of my favorite books is The Street Where I Live, by Alan Jay Lerner. It’s Lerner’s memoir of how he (in collaboration with Fritz Loewe) wrote My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot (I really do love my golden age of musicals, I really do). I re-read it at least once a year. It’s beautifully written: funny, poignant, honest, and inc...

Big Data and Increasing Smartphone Penetration Drive the Demand for Mobile Data Monitoring Solutions

Moving from 2G to 3G to LTE, mobile communication technology has achieved rapid progress in the past few years, paving the way for innovation and developments in the wireless communication industry. With a rapid growth in the number of mobile subscribers and a proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, human-to machine and machine-to-machine comm...

A Rustling of Hot Topics - 2014 Search for Growth Survey - Preliminary Findings

Rumours about the next big thing fly in the air with the frequency of the falling leaves in London at this time of year. After a particularly windy weekend, whilst walking to work on Monday morning, I had to kick my way through a ton of chlorophyll deprived biomass. As I did this I started thinking about Spring and the hot topics that might blossom...

Cutting through the Complexity (Or: Maybe I Should Have a Yard Sale)

I want to talk about my house. It’s a lovely house: it’s on a golf course, with a beautiful view of the 17th green. It’s in northern Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C. It’s got high ceilings and lots of sunshine and is painted pretty colors. When my husband and I bought it, it was just the two of us (well, and our Corgi, Lizzie). It seemed eno...

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