Apple might be going after the educational market now.
@Bolaji, this is great move my Apple, Education market is still untapped and I am sure Apple will help change the nature of this education system. Its also been rumoured that US' largest education publishers McGraw-Hill is working with Apple on a model that will facilitate the delivery of dynamic e-books to iOS and Mac devices.
Apple is also planning to add extra new features to existing products. For example Apple's future iPhones & iPads could automatically personalize via face recognition. Also there are rumours that Apple could water-proof future devices with HzO technology. It clearly shows that Apple never stops innovation.
@Bolaji: Yes, it is corporate resposibility of organization like Apple, Intel and IBM to invest heavily in University, institute like this. Apple in innovative and even they can make more money from it!
I think at this point there are so many possibilities of what Apple's new innovation will be, that we could create a giant list of speculations and still be wrong. We know Apple is up to something, when we actually find this out is a mystery.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.