Janet Rae-Dupree

Innovation Journalist

Silicon Valley/Bay Area

Janet Rae-Dupree

An award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, web sites and book publishers



Case study: Apogee Foods chooses ProcessPro ERP to support expansion

With business booming in the healthy foods category, gluten-free manufacturing company Apogee Foods had upgraded its Dallas, Texas, facility to state-of-the-art equipment and a top-tier management team. But the company still relied on QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel to track quality control, human resources and financial data.

Medical device maker leverages global ERP for expansion

But they were loathe to try to pull off such an ambitious operational move alone. Enter ERP consultant Vision33. With offices in California, British Columbia, the UK and Ireland, Vision33 has grown to become the world’s largest SAP Business One implementation partner. Flexicare wanted an ERP solution that would power all its international subsidiaries within a single unified software system.

Case study: New cloud ERP drives global emergency dispatch growth

Priority Dispatch Corporation grew steadily in Salt Lake City for three decades, tracking its finances on Intuit QuickBooks and running the rest of the business on a combination of custom-built order processing and customer service software. There was no project management software, and no back-office applications.

Can a Plant Heal Cancer Patients?

Mirko Beljanski's research into plants that can affect and heal cancer is finally getting the respect it deserves -- 18 years after his death.
The Intelligent Optimist Link to Story

Eureka! It Really Takes Years of Hard Work - New York Times

WE'VE all heard the tales of the apple falling on Newton's head and Archimedes leaping naked from his bath shrieking "Eureka!" Many of us have even heard that eBay was created by a guy who realized that he could help his fiancée sell Pez dispensers online.
The New York Times Link to Story

US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

America is starving research scientists of the funds they need to do their groundbreaking work. In response, many of them are preparing to go overseas, which would destroy the innovation economy.
Forbes Link to Story

Unboxed - Innovation Should Mean More Jobs, Not Fewer -

CREATING new jobs is a good way to get America's economy moving again. That's not the controversial part of President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus plans. As usual, the devil is in the details. And innovation advocates fear that if the devil runs amok, a short-sighted emphasis on jobs over long-term productivity may bog down the economic recovery.
The New York Times Link to Story

Innovative Minds Don't Think Alike - New York Times

IT'S a pickle of a paradox: As our knowledge and expertise increase, our creativity and ability to innovate tend to taper off. Why? Because the walls of the proverbial box in which we think are thickening along with our experience. Andrew S.
The New York Times Link to Story

Taking a Full Measure of the Future

IT managers may be called on to do any number of things over the course of a week, but there is one thing that they know they absolutely must do without fail: Measure, measure, and then measure one more time. Let just one number slide too far out of alignment with the others, and the dominoes start to fall. Keep everything in balance and systems hum along without interruption.
Defining Modern IT Link to Story

Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies

From the skeleton to skin to its systems - get a grip on the human body Pursuing a career as a health care professional? Need to understand how the human body works? No problem - this hands-on workbook gets you up to speed in anatomy and physiology facts in a focused, step-by-step manner.
Wiley Publishing Link to Story

The Sunshine Vitamin | Cleveland Clinic Health

Is fear of sun exposure leaving us with dangerously decreased vitamin D levels? Marcia Houston faced a dilemma. She had put on weight, and her blood pressure was high. But she was adamantly against taking blood pressure medication. "I never wanted to take drugs," says the 53-year-old technical specialist from Twinsburg, Ohio.
Cleveland Clinic Magazine Link to Story

On the Cover: Balancing the Equation

In middle school math, the numbers don't add up.
ONE Magazine Link to Story


Janet Rae-Dupree

I cover innovation as my beat, focusing on emerging technologies, scientific discovery, R&D, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and market transfer.