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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of

apple acting vertical  product (i.e., one-stop shopping). Apple ’s stores are great at this. At the Genius Bar  in-store spot , a team of specialists instructs consumers on a variety of topics without pressuring them to buy. Consumers who need one-on-one advice on how to operate Apple’s devices can pay $99 a year for appointment-based training (under the No pain, all gain slogan), from basic advice on how to set up a Mac personal computer (PC) or iPhone to editing digital videos and running graphic design software. Read More
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Breathing Open Air at NetSuite
It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to

apple acting vertical  support Google Chrome , Apple Safari , and other non-mainstream technologies. Targeting Service Businesses NetSuite has not squandered its hefty IPO  market capitalization  on acquisitions like a drunken sailor, but has rather used a couple of prudent acquisitions to provide vertical on-demand solutions for service-based businesses. Those businesses, whose revenue is primarily derived from delivering time- and project-based consulting offerings (e.g., professional services, legal, accounting, Read More
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

apple acting vertical  500 are carried through. Apple Computer Inc. has moved to act vertically as well, jumping into the retailing business in 2001. Today the retail part of Apple 's business is substantial: over US$4 billion, or 17 percent of the company’s total revenue. But we will revisit these two (and several more) buoyant retailers later. Vertical Integration Going Passé   While some form of vertical integration still persists in some companies (e.g., wireless phone companies may still purchase [although not Read More
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

apple acting vertical  catalogs, and the Web. Apple organized its stores (which have the highest per square foot sales in retailing) not by technology categories but rather by how customers use them. Its about 250 stores group hardware, software, and accessories in sections such as music, movies, photos, and children. Marketing that communicates the brand promise across all channels and showcases how the retailer’s offering and experiences enhance their customers’ lifestyle. More details and examples can be found on Read More
Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

apple acting vertical  have all heard about Apple buying almost all of the global laser cutting capability to cut Apple logos and other precise holes and openings into metal cases for its trendy consumer electronics products. As another example, sourcing and procurement were crucial in ensuring the production of the cheap Tata Car in the Indian market.   Sourcing and procurement is also about protecting the company’s brand—think of using fair trade suppliers, non-conflict minerals, minority owned suppliers, and other Read More
Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe

apple acting vertical  like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe that's because the cost of data quality is hidden. That cost can be huge. What Are The Costs? Data quality problems cost money. Internally, decisions based upon flawed data results in poor decisions. Fixing the problems caused by data quality takes time and money. Fixing the data itself is also expensive. Today, with extended supply chains and collaboration, the Read More
Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords?
Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to

apple acting vertical  keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more. Read More
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Six: Market Impact--Nurturing Channels
The merging vendors, Sage/Best and ACCPAC, have understood that a broad, impeccably integrated, horizontal offering with selected vertical enhancements, a

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i2 Adds More Verticals To Ra-b2b-it Stew
As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. The latest addition, FreightMatrix, may prove to be the

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Microsoft’s Latest Acquisitions: Who Benefits?
Microsoft recently acquired four vertical solutions that target process manufacturing (Fullscope Inc.), professional services (Computer Generated Solutions Inc.

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Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Three: Competitive Analysis
Contrary to most of its competitors that had opportunistically pursued their customers randomly, and whose latest vertical initiatives stem from the sudden

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The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 1)
The title of this blog post might sound like a no-brainer: as clear and indisputable as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt

apple acting vertical  as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt with a seemingly not-really-knowledgeable call center person over the phone or a clueless technician that showed up at your door? To be fair, maybe those folks were knowledgeable in principle, but were still ill-informed about your particular problem, previously explained at a great length to someone else within their company. Why on earth then did the call center agent ask you to repeat all those personal and problem-related Read More
VSI Joins Microsoft Dynamics Emerging Partner Program
Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI), a provider of field service management (FSM) and customer experience (CX) software solutions, has been selected to participate

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BOSAL Selects Infor's Micro-vertical Automotive Suite
The Infor LN enterprise resource planning (ERP) system seems to have a great new life under Infor and with help from its sibling products (and is far away from

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