I think, as difficult to predict also would take Nokia-Windows phone conjures up something special to overtake Apple and Samsung. Do you ever think Samsung smartphone would suffer in world market irrespective of OS it operates?
_hm are you predicting MS acquiring RIM? Nokia/Microsoft patnership already in market, we just have to wait to see dimension smartphone market would take 2012 to 2013. Is it not difficult now with uncertainty hangs in the air? I bet you hardly foresee magical thing from Windows in mobile sector, though.
By the way windows has released different version of windows known as Windows RT for its ARM processor. This is creating lot of confusion among application developers. Mozilla product director has already said that Firefox on Window RT 'probably not worth it'.
I think Microsoft has better future than android. I've heard many people complain about heat and battery depletion issues in android phones. With windows8 coming out soon Microsoft is certainly heading towards a great success. If this works successfully on arm there is no turning back for Microsoft.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
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.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
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.