Building business on ideas from the techies

Saran, Cliff
April 2003
Computer Weekly;4/29/2003, p22
Trade Publication
This article focuses on views of Nicholas Donofrio, vice-president of the information technology company IBM Corp. regarding business strategies of the company. In the past decade IBM inventors have received a record 22357 patents. According to Donofrio reason behind this success is “treating the technology team in a holistic fashion”. At IBM there is a sliding scale of financial rewards designed to incentivize technical innovation. In terms of research Donofrio is looking forward to breakthroughs in human-computer interaction that will allow people to communicate with computers in a more natural way. INSET: CV: Nick Donofrio.


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