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Behind the scenes of Direct Sales
A brief IT perspective for those who wonder how it all works.You must have heard of companies like Avon, Amway, Herbalife, Oriflame and NuSkin many times by now. Or maybe you have even met or seen one of their distributors/consultants around your neighborhood, at work or at a party. These companies together generate billions of dollors worth of business each year. Despite the pyramid scheme critisms, these companies make a lot of people happy too. Actually, their distributors/consultants does just like what a typical sales team does. They SELL. And if they sell well, they can make considerable amounts of income.
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MySpace Story : A Lesson For All
Not too long ago, in 2005, MySpace was sold to News Corp for $580m. A few years later, in 2007, MySpace was a giant with over 100 million users and a market value of $12bn. 6 years later, just a couple months ago, News Corp sold MySpace for $35m. I can't keep myself wondering how and what actually led this giant to such a failure, what was the story behind this failure?
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Is the market going towards a quadropoly?
The Big 4, being Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and IBM, have speeded up their acquisitions in the recent years. They are great companies which I like and try to follow. But there is one thing that really disturbs me. Almost every magic quadrant vendor that showed a great success is either purchased and became a business line of one of these companies or somehow they have ceased to exist after the purchase. I can understand if it was only for two or three or even tens of purchases but we are talking about hundreds of purchases. I used to think that this would only happen in the Hollywood movies but it is real and it is going to have a serious impact on the market soon.
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Nightmare on ERP Street
After reading the latest news about the lawsuits opened against some ERP companies, I cant keep myself away from writing this article. One of the latest news was "Epicor" being sued by "Whaley" corp, a company that sells and fixes commercial kitchen equipment, in South Carolina, USA.
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