IT Innovation for the Enterprise
What does it take to be an IT Innovator for the Enterprise?
There are three types of innovation, and each has an important role to play in IT innovation for the enterprise.
•Continuous improvement means making small changes to current systems and practices.
•Continuous improvement takes current practice to best practice.
•Incremental innovation means doing something in a different way because it is more effective; does the same thing better or more efficiently or does the same thing with fewer resources.
•Incremental innovation is often achieved by adopting ideas that already exist elsewhere, but applying them in a different context.
•Incremental innovation starts with the present situation and works forward to find.
•Transformational innovation means completely rethinking the way we achieve a goal and in some cases this may mean redefining the goal we are trying to achieve
•Transformational innovation means coming up with a new idea or approach and applying this in a new context. It involves risk and its introduction will sometimes completely transform the organizational landscape and render old ways of doing things out-of-date and redundant.
•Transformational innovation starts with the future in mind, and works backwards to provide a solution.