The End of the Galaxy Note 7 Saga

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One of the biggest recalls in the consumer electronics history continues to attract attention. But Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially dead. So far the South Korean electronics company managed to recall more than 90 percent of the Galaxy Note 7 and bring them back home. The phone is not being made any more, can not be bought from legitimate sellers, and on 19th December the company is issuing an ‘angel of death’ software update which will prevent the phones ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7- Is it All Bad?

During the last month or so we have been listening and reading news about the fallout of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Even maybe some of you have experienced first hand the issues with the battery of the phone exploding, being drained while charging and so on. The issues with Galaxy Note 7 have definitely affected many consumers and the company. In the study of Business management students have to learn how to develop SWOT analysis and the Galaxy Note 7 ...

Strategic Partnerships

Partnerships have always been an important strategy for businesses looking to grow in unfamiliar markets, attract new customer segments, or sell additional products and services. But they have also been tricky to work due to clashing corporate cultures and different business aims. Let’s look at some of those strategic partnerships that have happened lately and what are the business aims behind them. The Japanese auto-maker Toyota and the San-Francisco based ride-sharing company Uber are entering into a strategic partnership. Toyota is ...

Apple’s China Strategy

Doing business is China is really, really difficult and this is a point on which there seems to be a broad consensus among foreign investors and foreign companies in China. The external environment with its various factors is too important and businesses need to consider those factors carefully when planning to move to a certain market. The importance of the external business environment jumped at me while reading some recent Apple news. Thus I would like to explore the story of ...

The Intricacies of Branding

We all know the famous brands such as Adidas, Nike, iPhone, Apple and others. But what exactly is a brand and why do companies need to brand their products? Branding is a marketing strategy that involves creating a differentiated name and image, often by creating a logo and/or a tag line, in order to establish a presence in the consumer’s mind and attract and keep customers. It needs to be clearly understood that branding is not just a logo or a ...

Social enterprise, Social business and Sustainable organanizations

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who can help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Business management plays a key role in the process of putting the IB philosophy in practice. The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns, as well as issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at both a local and global level. Business does not have to just be about maximising profit. The Business management course encourages ...

Desirable accessory, technology solution or fad?

Wearable technology, wearable devices and fashionable technology are clothing and accessories that incorporate computer and electronic technologies. Smart clothes can be both practical and aesthetic, making technology a part of daily life. By embedding garments with electronics and sensors, they can exchange data with people and other connected devices, without human intervention. Wearable devices are, therefore, a good example of the Internet of Things, since they are part of the network of physical objects or "things". According to GlobalWebIndex, 71% of ...

VW’s smoke and mirrors

The German car giant Volkswagen (VW) is in crisis. In a scandal labelled “diesel dupe”, the world’s largest automaker has admitted that it rigged diesel vehicles in the US to pass emissions tests in the lab. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some VW diesel cars sold in America had devices that could detect when they were being tested, and then change the engine performance to improve emission results. Once on the road, the engines switched back from ...

Google in the Alphabet soup

At the beginning of August, Google announced that it planned to create a new public holding company: Alphabet Inc. to reflect its new operating structure. In an official Google blog, its CEO Larry Page said the business is proposing a structure in which the business funnels some profits into its more speculative ventures, like driverless cars (Google X) or Calico, which aims to extend the human lifespan. The Google name will not die. Divisions under the "Google business" will included search, ...

Working smart – Say goodbye to 9 to 5

As the demands for a 24/7 consumer culture grows, organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of working flexibly for both their staff and their profits. Technology has been a huge driver to changing the nature of the typical workplace from one where staff arrive at nine in the morning and leave at five, to organisations that accept a range of working arrangement giving employees flexibility on how long, where and when they work. Dave Coplin, the chief envisioning office at ...