Some interesting articles:

Thought I’d pass along some more good BusinessWeek articles.

Surviving The Ills of Design Fever

Top 20 Innovative Companies

How to build Innovative Companies
(nice that while this article does talk about companies hiring more designers, it still seems to focus on how the real trick is to teach executives
how to be more creative and innovative. - Nice to know that the IDSA/BusinessWeek partnership is kinda promoting the field.)

Apple, Microsoft in battle over iPod Patent