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4 Students, 8 months, 1 Portable Medical Diagnostic Prototype?
In a moment of great lucidity (or perhaps insanity) I decided to have Psion run a university design competition for the 2011/12 academic year. And I got ambitious. Rather than asking them to design some boring widget enhancement, I wanted to shake it up a bit. We hosted about 20 students from the...
11 Jun 2012
I've seen too many buts
I bet you could name a dozen companies that claim to have a focus on innovation. They make broad claims like: "Innovation is important to our business. We need it to beat our competitors. We need it to get new customers. We need it to support our brand." However it's an illusion. Because...
5 Jun 2012
The Ongoing Need for Capability Development
As engineering functional managers at Psion, we support development projects so we can continue to deliver great products such as the Omnii XT10 and the EP10. To achieve this objective, we follow corporate procedures, mull over requirements, design, develop and produce bone piles as we refine and stabilize...
26 Oct 2011
The Best Way to make A Profit Is Not to Try?
This article: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/10/steve_jobs_solved_the_innovato.html seems to imply that the rule of unintended consequences is at work here. Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world, and yet (apparently) they don't try to make money. Who knew? To do my...
25 Oct 2011
That is more than 4 big end-of-the-year promotions aimed at helping end-users make decisions now ...for those keeping score :-)
The Demand Better theme continues. Along with a couple of partner focused promos, Psion announced UPTIME a couple of weeks ago. VALUE and ADAPTABILITY were just announced. Click here ( http://community.psion.com/blog/b/weblog/archive/2011/10/24/demand-better-now.aspx ) to read a more comprehensive...
25 Oct 2011
The least costly error is the one that is impossible to make
I think the best thing about the fluidity of the discussions here on Ingenuity Working is how one kind of leads into another. My recent post about The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize described (in excrutiating detail) the seven forms of waste. There were a few comments made...
28 Jul 2011
Psion and Acrovision Collabrorate at Logistics Link Live in Birmingham
Last week Psion and Varlink supported Acrovision ( UK Silver Partner) at the Logistics Link Live show that took place at the Birmingham NEC in association with Subcom, on 8th / 9th June 2011. Acrovision promoted the Omnii XT10 and recently launched EP10 to a number of visiting delegates, while posing...
17 Jun 2011
How to kill innovation, in five easy steps
Eric Bonatti, C.I.D.+
9 Jun 2011
Psion / Varlink Ingenuity Roadshow / EP10 Launch
Psion UK and Varlink are half way through their Ingenuity roadshows , having launched EP10 in Manchester on May 25th attended by a number of delegates from our UK partner base, and followed up by a successful event in Leicester yesterday on June 1st, attended by a further 17 UK Partners. Supporting...
2 Jun 2011
Did you hear about the scanner that can read the stripes on a Zebra???
Interesting concept on BBC Radio 2 this morning on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.... Section " Head to Headlines" won by Moira Stewart ( Newsreader) Time at 8.30am. A news story about a scanner that can read the stripes on a Zebra (they have been likened to bar-codes) and it’s further...
27 May 2011
Psion and Herbert partner to deliver the ultimate in rugged handheld computer devices for retail stores
New alliance combines retail expertise with mobile computing innovators 17 May 2011 . London, UK, Psion (LSE: PON.L) today announced that Herbert has joined its UK Partner Programme. Working together, Psion and Herbert will offer flexible, cost effective mobile computing devices to retailers across...
17 May 2011
Psion and MMCC Consultants Partner to Provide Mobile Solutions for Field Services
London, 13 th April 2011 – Psion (LSE: PON.L), a global provider of mobile computing solutions, and MMCC, an independent software developer providing business management systems for back-office and mobile applications are working together to bring a wide variety of mobile solutions to a range of...
15 Apr 2011
B to B Magazine Gets Up-Close with Nick Eades
Close-Up with Nick Eades, CMO, Psion Close-Up with Nick Eades, CMO, Psion --> March 2, 2011 - 1:57 pm EDT Nick Eades is the CMO of Psion, a London-based company that makes handheld computers for rugged industrial environments. Eades joined the company in 2009 after holding...
3 Mar 2011
Psion UK Wins Positive Impact Award at Varlink's Meet The Manufacturer Event
This week saw host to Varlinks Meet the Manufacturer event at the Marriot Hotel in York - 15th & 16th Februray 2011. Psion was able to showcase its new icon and brand strategy to over 110 partners, generating huge amounts of interest from many discussions and a presentation by Paul Westmoreland...
17 Feb 2011
Secrets that should not be secret
In my previous career, I worked at a VAR that did not sell Psion devices. We sold just about every other brand including the biggest competition. While at this VAR, my responsibility was to know all about the different brands and makes of devices, very similar to my TC role now. When I came to Psion...
1 Feb 2011
Your Personal "Brand"
After the recent "Psion Leadership Conference", there should be no doubt in the minds of our employees, customers, partners and followers that Psion is serious about the value of social media and its ability to enable trust (or mistrust) throughout our community. We have spent a lot of time...
15 Jan 2011
2010 Show Success Highlight - IMHX - International Materials Handling Exhibition (UK)
IMHX 2010 ( International Materials Handling Exhibition) - The industry’s flagship event, which attracted 355 exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors , took place 16-19 November at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK. All Exhibitors were delighted by the quality and quantity of enquiries that...
30 Dec 2010
Interesting article by McKinsey Quarterly: "The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday"
This article from McKinsey remarks the importance and criticity to be an early adopter company in the web 2.0 era to become a "Fully Networked Enterprise". Very interesting for having a look to the point of view of McKinsey on what's happening to our organization. http://www.mckinseyquarterly...
20 Dec 2010
Collective Ingenuity and the Power of Gaming
Sunday evening, over dinner, I had this discussion with my 16-year old son about what could happen if you harness the resources of online gamers worldwide. Me: “At any one moment, there are millions of online gamers blowing each other to pieces. What if we could redirect a portion of...
26 Oct 2010
Reducing the history of innovation to a few 'big ideas' misses the full power of human ingenuity
I was reading this blog post on IngenuityWorking.com, and then I received one of my favorite daily marketing newsletters , with a directly-related article. I love it when synchronicity plays in my favor. I like this little article, because it doesn't just speak of ingenuity as some ephemeral thing...
22 Oct 2010
Comment expliquer OPEN SOURCE MOBILITY (OSM) en moins de 4 mn ?
C’est l’exercice auquel Supply Chain Magazine m’a convié à travers une interview conduite par Jean-Philippe Guillaume, directeur de la publication. Je vous invite donc à visionner cette vidéo sur la nouvelle Web TV du magazine en ligne : http://supplychainmagazine...
24 Sep 2010
Sellafield Ltd Fire and Rescue ‘Extinguishes’ Paperwork from Asset Management Process
Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning and reprocessing nuclear waste management and fuel manufacturing activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The company has proud heritage and was instrumental in the development of the world’s...
24 Sep 2010
Cradles and Ingenuity.............?
Vehicle cradles in particular, but also other docking/cradling options have been a topic for discussion and continuous evolution with more less every new product launched as far as I can remember, but this one really raise the bar (Please visit the site to view this video) I am sure many...
4 Jun 2010
Ikôn helps in diagnosing the accessibility to disabled people. A real decision aid - Watch the video...
A2Ch, a subsidiary of the ACCEO group, has been specialising since 2007 in diagnoses and consulting in the accessibility of public places and local authorities to disabled people. Accessibility to disabled people defines the level of access to an actual place or to information. Now, while most accessibility...
1 Jun 2010
When Marketing meets Open Innovation...
So, here's a thing... The whole phenomina of Open Innovation really excites me. As does the whole discipline of Marketing. And when you get to put the two together, something really exciting seems to be possible. I am part of a whole network of discussion groups and LinkedIn forum on both topics...
28 May 2010
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