The greatest ideas for innovation often comes from customers, suppliers, and employees. Enabling these people to participate in the innovation process is essential to establishing a world-class innovation ecosystem. With the solution for Innovation based on the Microsoft’s Cloud platform; Office 365 ® and Project Online, organizations can drive greater degrees of collaboration to support their innovation processes. All ideas can be captured, stored, analyzed, and protected.
For example; when people have ideas, they often look to identify subject-matter experts and thought-leaders to help refine and shape their ideas. Making a solution available to easily connect with these people is key to leveraging the immense people knowledge that organisations have.
Advanced social networking technologies such as blogs and wikis are also powerful tools for innovation. For example; an individual can post an idea in a wiki, and employees can provide feedback to help shape and refine that idea.
The net result is that more people can effectively participate in the innovation process. By supporting greater degrees of collaboration, Microsoft products can help people produce ideas that are more relevant and have the greatest impact.