Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Will Google enter the PC hardware market?

China Times reports Google intends to launch Chrome OS netbooks equipped with touchscreens. Compal, a Taiwan-based ODM, is tasked with the manufacturing. Per this report, Google placed the order itself rather than relying on a 3rd party like Acer or Asus as with the Nexus products. Internal components will begin shipping to Compal this month, a sign that China Times takes to mean the product itself will ship yet in 2012.
Google Chromebook
If this reports proves true, it is indeed a bad news for Microsoft, which will be threatened in its own market using its own strategy. See my today's full comment on Start2Cloud.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Apple's organization was built for a dictator, but without Steve Jobs, such an organization will not work

Apple's most important competitive advantage is its ability to create single corporate-wide strategy that made all its products and services mutually supportive. To be able to manage company in such a holistic way, you have to build a structure that resembles dictatorship.
Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs

For such a structure to work, you however need to have a trusted dictator. See more in my today's article at Start2Cloud.