Samsung Tops Apple in Enterprise Smartphone Use

ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories. Nine smartphone OEMs were compared on eighteen criteria including workspace management solutions, partnerships and business customer adoption. Samsung’s…

Flextronics Places Huge Bet on Google

Google Inc. is fast becoming the hottest must-have partner for many supply chain service providers in the electronics manufacturing industry. With the Web search engine provider expanding its roster of electronics hardware, sales and profit opportunities running into billions of dollars have opened up at the company for semiconductor makers and other component suppliers, distributors,…

Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

Perks and Pitfalls of Knowledge Diffusion in the Supply Chain

Do you collaborate with and learn from your suppliers, or are you serving them the knowledge to compete with you head-on on a silver platter? This question is increasingly relevant in today’s global competitive environment. Firms are routinely leveraging global sourcing to gain cost advantages, but competition nowadays occurs between supply chains rather than businesses.…