To my point of view, there are three main reasons that Jeff Hawkins succeeded in launching the palm-sized PDA, Pilot, while others failed: he learned from his mistakes and knew what customers wanted, used the orchestrator business model which fits the situation best, and finally he did a very good job in protecting his intellectual property. These three main factors along with some minor points contributed the success launch of Hawkins’ PDA. The first reason that Hawkins succeeded was that he did a great job in catering to customers’ need and guided them when they don’t know what they want. He also did very well in learning from his mistakes. After the core products (the Z-7000 and the Zoomer) that Hawkins’ technology mostly depended upon failed, he did plenty of surveys to get customers’ feedback and figured out the failure reason for the Zoomer. While other companies are still focusing on applications in the PDA, Hawkins shifted his gears to cater to the customers and began to focus on four factors that customers cared most including connectivity, form factor, data entry, and performance. Hawkins did encounter some difficulty in introducing a brand new technology to everyone. This technology called “Graffiti” has never been adopted before, however, Hawkins did a great job in guiding the customers and teach them what they really want. Due to Hawkins’ guidance and the easy use of the Graffiti, Graffiti succeeded in the market. Thus, Hawkins’ focus on customers’ need contributes to the success of Pilot. Another reason for Pilot to succeed is that it utilizes the fittest business model: Orchestrator. Orchestrator simply means keeping the core technology to the company itself and outsourcing some other work to other companies. After the initial success of Pilot, Hawkins maintained Pilot’s design and development process and shifted the packaging and manufacturing work to a small company. Since Pilot was in its early stages and much more development could be realized, utilizing the orchestrator model enabled the company to maintain its core technology while saving more time and money for developing the product. In addition, there were many big companies working on the similar products in the market at that time, which made the market a really competitive one. By outsourcing the packaging and manufacturing instead of doing all the work by the company itself, the company saved more time on development process to compete with other companies. Also, the orchestrator model requires less investment, which is crucial to a new product in a start-up like Pilot. Less investment reduces the cost and results in a lower price of the product. The utilization of Orchestrator model assists Hawkins’ successful launch of Pilot. Utilizing the Orchestra model without knowing well how to protect intellectual property will be a catastrophe to a product. However, Hawkins did very…
Running head: Cloud Computing
25 August 2013
By now most of us in Information Technology (IT) have heard the term “Cloud Computing”. In my own words, Cloud Computing is the future of IT, combining capabilities of virtualization, distributed computing, utility computing, and networking. Cloud Computing provides consumers and businesses with software and services while reducing footprint and overhead. Along with the…
source ingredients from companies that protect local farmers' rights, buys palm oil from an organisation that pushed for the eviction of peasant families to develop a new plantation.
Daabon Organics, a Colombian firm that provides the British chain with 90% of all its palm oil, was part of a consortium that asked the courts to remove farmers from a sprawling ranch 320km north of the capital Bogotá with a plan to grow African palm. Police in riot gear evicted the farmers in July.
Now solicitors for…
No Name Palm Oil
I guess I was never aware of what palm oil really was, or how big of a problem it is becoming throughout the world. These two articles really opened my eyes to the negative effects that the need for palm oil causes.
I read the Forbes article first, and that article took time to scrutinize the Rainforest Action Network. The author does not agree with the extensive practices that the RAN takes to get their message across. The author also takes time to…
Kennesaw State University
This paper will define what green computing is as well as the history. There will be information on how this currently impacts our daily lives and will affect us in the future. The following composition will explore the different types of Green Computing. Suggestions will be made of how to improve our computer usage in future to make this a better world at present and in the future. Finally, this work will examine…
Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that is transported as a service/product. Cloud computing is a service that lets the consumer have remote access of their data, software and computation from any device with Internet service. The cloud part of cloud computing is the symbol for the complex system of cloud computing.
This event is on the option stage of the Revolution Timeline because many large companies have created cloud computing. The companies…
the meaning of Palm Sunday? We know the simple facts: Jesus arrived in Jerusalem and asked his disciples to bring him a foal, the colt of a donkey to ride upon into the gates of Jerusalem. As Jesus entered the city the crowds began shouting, 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!' and waved palm branches and spread out their coats on the streets. But this story is quite rich with symbolism and points to something much deeper.
First of all, the waving of palms and laying down…
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, Rhode Island
Assignment #1 Cloud Computing
Course: Accounting Information Systems
June 24, 2013
Cloud computing according to IBA “is often referred to as “the cloud”, is the delivery on on-demand computing resources-everything from applications to data centers-over the Internet and on a pay-for-use basis” (Cisco, para, 1). There is no software to purchase, install, update or maintain, which is handled by the services…
The Palm sized, pen based computer that Hawkins plan to bring to market in early 90’s was entirely new to market and first of all Hawkins should do a initial market research to estimate potential demand for his visionary product. This assessment should be used to select the potential market segment and market needs the product will serve so as to meet and serve greatest need. The forecasting of market potential can be based on performance of similar less advanced products…
IN PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS
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July 21, 2013
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July 21, 2013
Dr. Arthur C. Johnson,
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