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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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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Intel gearing up to face the mobile assault: It may even beat them at their game

News Release Contact: Angela Crown, Angela.Crown@globalscgroup.com Due: November 26, 2013 Forwarding: Permitted The world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer has announced plans to expand the use of its state-of-the-art factories for other chipmakers. As competition escalates, Intel hopes the move will push its revenue by taking advantage of its multi-billion dollars’ worth of supply chain investment. Specifically,

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Has Intel missed the mobile boat?

Intel has long been the model of Innovation. In particular, its famous tick-tock product development strategy has been hailed as a case study for learning how to balance the current product profitability with the pipeline of future products. For example, when I was researching an appropriate public domain case study for my book The 5-STAR

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