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Planning With Rivals for the Unexpected

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Planning with rivals
Barbara Jorgensen   4/5/2012 4:25:26 PM
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In the days of vertical integration, the lines between partner and competitor were pretty clear. Outsourcing has made those boundaries very fluid. And you all are right--if it wasn't for the business relationships, many of these companies probably wouldn't interact at all.

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bolaji.ojo   4/5/2012 11:05:00 AM
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Money is the bottom line and for big companies with multi-business divisions like Samsung, it makes sense to explore opportunities with competitors.

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jbond   4/5/2012 7:43:42 AM
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This does not surprise me at all. In today's marketplace it is all about money. And if one division can make money by selling to a competitor, it helps the companies bottom line.

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FLYINGSCOT   4/5/2012 5:52:58 AM
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It sounds to me that these alliances all boil down to dollars and sense, either short term or long term.

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Barbara Jorgensen   4/4/2012 1:17:24 PM
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It's heartening to hear Renases was helped by its competitors--even if it was for their own purposes. Interdependency in the industry is a fact that companies have learned to deal with. It doesn't always make sense to those of us on the outside looking in, particularly when it get as acrimonious as Samsung/Apple. The end result for Renases was it got up and running more quickly. Regardless of the motivation, the result was a net positive for the company, its customers, and its partners.



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