Who is to blame for the PC sales debacle?

The results are in, and for PC sales they are neither good, nor bad – but ugly! The pundits are out to find a scapegoat – and the most convenient scapegoat at the moment is Microsoft. For example see this report in today’s Wall Street Journal – which hails Microsoft’s mea culpa. There is no

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Is Dell a one trick pony? Or, are there more tricks up its sleeve?

Dell has not made as much news as it is making in the last few weeks for nearly a decade. Dell is once again back in the news this week, after opening its books to scrutiny by activist investor Carl Icahn. It has been a rocky road for Dell of late; 2012 saw Dell’s share

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Apple’s Business Network Conundrum: To Dump Samsung or not

Has Apple learnt the lesson that Dell never learnt? Apple has grappled with this conundrum for a while now – when, if at all, to dump Samsung? There comes a point in every business network when the erstwhile suppliers become more powerful than the ‘customer’. Dell continued to rely on its suppliers in far east

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US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!

US PC makers’ market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august institutions, and which has become endemic of the American industry on the whole. Other commentators have written sufficiently on the hollowing out of the US economy and the conversion of the economy into a FIRE

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