Strange Bedfellows: Innovation and the Powerful Role of Deep Pockets

cross post with the IBM electronics blog  There’s a well accepted premise that big companies by and large have an anti-innovation bias. Simply put, they have a vested interest in maintaining the sales pipelines of the products that have put them in the market to begin with — covering the sales top line, and spreading… Read More Strange Bedfellows: Innovation and the Powerful Role of Deep Pockets

Semiconductor Companies: You Need Digital Marketing, Now

(Cross post with IBM.com electronics) In 2012, the top ten semiconductor companies locked up 51% of the business, with Intel leading that pack – with nearly 16% market share followed by Samsung with 10%. It was, of course a mixed bag of economic results – with different companies taking different strategies, some succeeding and some… Read More Semiconductor Companies: You Need Digital Marketing, Now

eCommerce Best Practices – Getting Great Reviews

Reviews are now a critical part of the shopping cycle. This is true not just for consumer electronics providers but for every part of the electronics value chain – from power and automation to service providers. As my colleague Shaji Thomas recently shared with me, 57% of the B2B buyers journey is complete before a… Read More eCommerce Best Practices – Getting Great Reviews