Innovation is central to the success and continued growth of the technology industry. Without innovation, there would have never been an iPhone or a Kindle Fire HDX, Windows or app stores. Innovation and the ability for companies to go beyond what they know to try something new is what pushes the industry forward and changes how we view and interact with the environment around us. Still, real innovation is somewhat hard to come by in the technology industry. At times when one new company springs up to deliver something truly new and innovative, others will simply follow its lead in the hopes of getting a piece of the business.
Tesla makes really cool, high end, electric cars. Buyer get high end tech, but pays for it.
SpaceX makes rockets and space stations. Bet they get outsource work from NASA as US & Russia not buddies.
Amazon is cool, building high tech warehouses and buying drones.
Google is an innovator too. Just heard they want to start production on driverless cars.
Aereo is a big and innovative “Over-The-Air” Broadcaster. Supreme Court is way behind them in thinking.
Never count out IBM. They have been at it a long time.
Nest is owned by Google. Watch for all kinds of cool things
Corning is an old, established company but it is an up and coming innovator: Gorilla Glass: tough yet beautiful;
Square is making mobile payments not square
Vidyo is all about video over wireless. They are doing stuff Cisco can’t seem to do.
The most noticeable difference between VAN1 (the “traditional” VAN from the 1980’s) and VAN2 (today’s technology) is the fact that a company can operate their own network instead of being a customer on somebody else’s. Control the network according to your needs, Embed EDI Network functions within your code, and start creating completely unique EDI management functions that will overturn 20+ years of non-optimized EDI integration nightmares!
ECGrid is an example of VAN2. It supports AS2 and FTP and API, combined with superior account control, all at a fraction of the cost of running your own communications racks. It includes:
- Intersystem interconnections via API calls and world class net ops.
- Next generation routing architecture connecting to a world of global commerce networks.
- VAN2 empowers cloud ventures to penetrate the SME sector – the next EDI frontier – with an estimated $30B of untapped IT revenue waiting to be captured.
- These new B2B cloud services are the place to participate in supply chain and horizontal commerce operations. It allows you to run a “virtual VAN”.