Apple Tops Most Innovative Company List for Third Year

For the third consecutive year, Booz & Co. has highlighted Apple as the globe’s leader in innovation, despite the tech giant spending less on research and development compared to other tech behemoths like Amazon, Google, and IBM.

The key, according to the report, lies in Apple’s strategic allocation of its R&D resources.

…it is not how much companies spend on research and development that determines success – what really matters is how those R&D funds are invested in talent, process and tools.

Apple continues to lead the pack, followed closely by Google and 3M, which also maintained their positions for the third year running. Notably, Samsung has made significant strides, moving up from ninth place in 2010 to fourth this year.

Detailed insights into the findings can be explored on Booz & Co.’s official website.

Additionally, interested readers can download the complete PDF report, view a video discussion by the authors of the study, and access other related content.

[Via Fortune’s Apple 2.0]

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