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Susan Fourtané
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Re: Where has innovation gone?
Susan Fourtané   5/24/2011 2:43:49 AM
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Clairvoyant, 

Desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets are all products of the same species. I would put them in the same market: computers. 

Different it is when a company starts manufacturing a totally different product to enter a totally different market, say, if Dell would start to manufacture phones or Nokia would start to manufacture computers. 

-Susan 

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Re: Where has innovation gone?
Clairvoyant   5/23/2011 9:53:55 AM
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I'm meaning in markets that relates to products the company already builds. If tablets really are the way of the future, if Dell does not try to get into the market now, they may always be left out.

Susan Fourtané
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Where has innovation gone?
Susan Fourtané   5/23/2011 7:29:46 AM
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Clairvoyant, 

Do you really think that getting into as many markets as possible is a good recipe for a company's success? 

As I see it, it only leads to disaster. When a company chooses to divide its effort in many markets also divides its attention and therefore the quality put in each of the products launched to each of the many markets. 

It is wiser and more advisible to focus the attention of the company in just a few markets to be able to deliver good quality in its products and good customer service. 

Unless such company is coming up with something new and innovative. This is a rarity, though. 

-Susan

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Dell: The Travails of a Comeback Kid
mario8a   5/22/2011 6:26:07 PM
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I agree wirh Dennis Q, DEll must be looking for opportunities innovating on segments called "blue Ocean" Tablet markets has been over rated and I don't think Tablets will ever replace Lap Tops.

"Dell's latest quarterly results have only confirmed what everyone believes: that the company is great at squeezing costs out of its operations and still has one of the more efficient supply chains in the industry."

SP
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Re: Dell's comback
SP   5/22/2011 1:57:02 PM
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I agree Dell has not been doing very well from past 6 years.

DennisQ
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Re: Dell's comback
DennisQ   5/22/2011 10:05:20 AM
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@tirlapur, I disagree that the tablet will eventually replace notebooks and PC's. Tablets aren't even intended to be a replacement for laptops or notebooks; they're a complimentary device. Can you imagine how horrible it would be if your PC and/or laptop were taken away and you had to work on a tablet full-time? It would be a miserable experience. Just typing a fairly long forum comment would be unnecessarily difficult.

Yes, perhaps someday it will be common for "tablets" to essentially be laptops with detachable screens (or tablets with attachable keyboards, whichever way you'd like to refer to it), but PC's aren't going away for many reasons: for one, you can upgrade a PC's components, you obviously can't with a tablet, a PC is easily shared with large numbers of people, the most powerful PC will always out-perform a tablet, you can hook a huge number of peripherals to a PC, etc.

It's also silly to say that tablets will replace PCs when -- outside of the iPad -- no one has made a really commercially successful tablet yet: is there really even a tablet market, or is there just an iPad market?

The future does not involve most of us using a tablet as their primary computing device. Just isn't going to happen. It isn't really practical to carry one around all the time anyhow.

There are too many tablets on the market right now and the majority of these products will fail. There is no need for Dell to add itself to the list of disappointments and failures.


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Re: Dell's comback
tirlapur   5/22/2011 1:26:53 AM
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" I actually disagree with Dell's decision to attempt to jump into the already over-crowded tablet market"

@DennisQ, Competition is everywhere, be it notebook market or tablet market. I dont think competition should scare Dell from releasing their own tablet. Dell realises tablet will eventually replace notebook and PC's. So for Dell iIts better to take plunge now rather than left behind.

pocharle
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Re: Dell's comback
pocharle   5/21/2011 10:15:39 AM
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I don't necessarily agree with that. Companies should focus on their core strengths and do that to the best of their ability. If you divert from that and do not have a good strategy, the company's resources will be wasted (to be honest) and even worse, you may not even be successful in the new market.

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Re: Dell's comback
Clairvoyant   5/21/2011 8:23:15 AM
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I believe Dell trying to get it's hand into the tablet market is a good idea. Companies need to get into as many markets as they can to be successful. Even if some products don't sell as well as others, they balance it out and keep the company running if one product was to do poorly.

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Re: Dell's comback
Anna young   5/21/2011 7:52:23 AM
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@t.alex, you may be right that "tablet may not be long term for Dell", however, why would Dell venture into area that is already crowded. Dell targets low range market, it should focus more and innovate on that in order to excel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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