\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 I thought of calling this posting \u201cMore Good Stories About Collaboration.\u201d My colleague Chris Koch writes in the Feb 1 issue of CIO Magazine about the \u201ctremendous opportunity\u201d CIOs have to \u201cuse IT as the glue for a new, more distributed innovation process."\u00a0 There is even opportunity for CIOs to take the lead in devising new processes for innovation. But most CIOs aren't even part of the discussion. They don\u2019t see\u2014or can\u2019t articulate\u2014their role in the big picture.\n\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 I would love for someone to pick this point apart. We have some other research(from our State of the CIO survey) that shows innovators are more likely to work at smaller companies \u2014something I\u2019ve mentioned in the past. But our innovation package profiles two companies, Procter & and MasterCard\u2014where IT is playing an important role as an enabler of product innovation. So size isn\u2019t necessarily a limitation.\n\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Don Tapscott, the futurist and author of the new book Wikinomics (read an excerpt here about P&G), says competitors are going to eat you for lunch and dinner if you don\u2019t embrace innovation\u2014specifically, a model of innovation that invites collaboration via the Internet among customers, suppliers, even people who have no preexisting connection to your company. Whether all these constituencies will be able to interact with your internal experts and each other depends an awful lot on the tools CIOs provide at the front end of the innovation process, where you collect and vet and conduct early research on ideas.\n\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 So what is everybody waiting for? What\u2019s keeping you down?