Advancing from a lab prototype to a commercial product or service offering can be a lengthy and risky process. IBM’s First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) program is an attempt to take a short cut by bringing IBM researchers and clients together in the marketplace to test new technologies on real business problems and growth opportunities. The goal is to accelerate the delivery of innovative technologies into the marketplace from IBM’s eight world-wide research labs and to generate new growth opportunities for the company and its clients.
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Volume 51, Issue 6, November-December 2008
Managers at Work