Five of the World’s Most Innovative Corporate Labs

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Acronis Labs

Acronis Labs, a new, $10 million research and development initiative, will address the growing challenges associated with cloud services, Big Data, archiving and mobility tools. Acronis Labs will focus a portion of investments in human resources to hire the top computer scientists, developers and programmers. The Labs will address the growing needs to store vast amounts of data, drive down associated costs and utilize cloud technologies. The teams based in Arlington, Va. and Moscow, Russia will build upon leading technologies found in Acronis True Image(R), Acronis Backup & Recovery(R) and Acronis Storage, while also focusing on creating next-generation storage management technologies. Acronis Labs will consist of four organizational units, all of which will closely collaborate with each other.

Businesses have been building incubators and innovation-focused research labs for a long time, but tech companies have taken it to a whole new level in the last few years. Some of them are “skunkworks” labs, operating in secret and attempting wild ideas that may or may not work. (Think Amazon’s delivery drones.) Others are less secretive, but still designed to move quickly and seek creative solutions for problems that impact companies and consumers in big ways. This slideshow features five examples of corporate labs doing interesting work today, as identified by Acronis.

 

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