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



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.
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SMEs driving 160% cloud ERP market growth by 2021

Driven by increasing demand from small-and-medium-sized companies, the cloud ERP market is expected to grow 10% annually - 160% over the next five years to nearly $30 billion, new research has found. A report by research firm MarketsandMarkets puts the current cloud ERP market at $18.52 billion and calculates the growth will occur across industry verticals and in multiple regions.
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Decking the holiday halls via ERP offers lessons for all companies

Decking the holiday halls via ERP offers lessons for all companies. When custom holiday ornament maker ChemArt Co. decided to deck its own halls with a new enterprise resource planning system, finding the right match wasn’t easy. The company, which has made the official White House holiday ornament for more than two decades, knew back in 2009 that its ancient Unix infrastructure would need to be replaced.
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ERP market for educators blasts off

The education market for ERP systems is expected to grow even faster than the overall market, ramping up to $15 billion by 2024 – a compound annual growth rate of 15%, according to a new report from Global Market Insights. Several factors will help drive that growth, the report notes. Increasing global demand for educational services means new schools are opening every year.
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Two Companies, One Common ERP system

When two affiliated companies decide to deploy the same ERP system at the same time, they get more bang from their IT bucks. Witness Diversified CPC International, based in Illinois, and its Texas subsidiary, Diversified Pure Chem LLC. Both were growing fast, needed to replace legacy ERP software and wanted to leverage resources across companies.
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Glowing Stem Cell Structures Light a Path Toward Understanding

Getting a clearer view inside a normal cell is a critical part of understanding what goes wrong when disease sets things awry. At Saturday’s sub-group meeting on the biology of stem cells, the Allen Institute for Cell Science debuted the first group of human induced pluripotent stem cells designed to provide exactly that level of clarity.
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How a software evaluation firm can help find the right ERP solution

It’s a story common to many growing midsize companies: New Pig, the world’s largest supplier of leak and spill containment supplies, had a patchwork IT infrastructure that had expanded without a framework over three decades. By the time the Pennsylvania-based company decided in 2016 to fix that situation, its IT comprised 31 different systems, including two separate ERP systems - each more than 25 years old.
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Catching Single Molecules in the Act

The ongoing quest to delve ever deeper into a living cell has brought new insight into dynamic biological processes. But conditions inside a cell, including crowds of individual molecules, often flout the best efforts of modern imaging technology to observe activity. And that’s not to mention the fact that cells become unhealthy and die during time-lapse imaging.
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Trojan Tech Talk

Ellis Meng didn’t intend to become an entrepreneur – all she really wanted was to get tenure. But natural-born innovators need an outlet. Today Meng, 40, is co-founder of research micro-pump company Fluid Synchrony and is on the verge of creating a second company aimed at treating hydrocephalus, a serious, abnormal buildup of fluid in the brain.
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Stanford engineers observe moment when a mind changes

A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind. Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind.
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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.
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Common Core: Year One

Shifting educational standards are no easy problem to solve. Learn how the Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative is helping the region’s schools prepare.
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Janet Rae-Dupree

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