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Social Network Solutions Businesses (OSOs) Bypassing OEMs Will Impact Supply Chain

by Matthew Davis  |  December 12, 2011

10 years ago I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a dish soap that had a website link at the bottom of the ad.  I thought, "Why the heck...

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Google Acquisition of Motorola: OSO Model and the Solutions Supply Chain

by Matthew Davis  |  August 15, 2011

Unless you were hiding under a rock today, you must have heard about Google's acquisition of Motorola and there's is already chatter on motives of the deal.  My take is...

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You HAVEN'T heard of an OSO?! Let's talk about some solutions.

by Matthew Davis  |  July 29, 2011

The elevator I take to my office every day has a small video monitor that flashes snip-its of news, some stock tickers and, often, advertisements for products.  The last week,...

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M2M Connected Supply Chain ... for Ice Cream?

by Matthew Davis  |  June 8, 2011

I am at Axeda's annual Connexion conference which brings together users,  practitioners, analysts and providers in the M2M (machine-to-machine) / connected products ecosystem and found an interesting outcome of connecting the...

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Acer New Product Launch of Tablets, Iconia and Smartphones... New Supply Chain Strategy?

by Matthew Davis  |  November 24, 2010

Yesterday, Acer announced a host of new product launches at their global press conference... several of which put them into new product categories including tablets and smartphones.  Is Acer trying...

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Android: Google using content in a new "razor blade model"

by Matthew Davis  |  October 25, 2010

For those of you who use manual razors, how many times have you declared this time as the last time you're paying $25 for a pack of replacement razors?  And...

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Will government intervention scare off or encourage supply chain use of social software? Privacy a concern at Gartner Symposium.

by Matthew Davis  |  October 21, 2010

After a whirlwind of conversation at Symposium, I am both reflecting on those conversations as well as getting back to speed with current events.  The theme from both is a concern about social...

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GoogleTV: Another Spotlight on Digital / Physical Supply Chain Convergence

by Matthew Davis  |  October 7, 2010

I was watching Back to the Future II last week (the one where Michael J. Fox travels to 2015 to keep his son from going to jail) and caught myself...

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RIM's PlayBook ("the Blackberry tablet") will muddy the waters in B2B electronics supply chain

by Matthew Davis  |  September 28, 2010

One tablet, two tablet.  Red tablet, blue tablet.  As quickly as the demand for tablets was realized, it seemed the market for them has already been flooded with options.  These...

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