Friday, February 28, 2014

Bill Gates Losing His Job?

Bill Gates, about-to-be ex-ceo of Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, Wash.), is reportedly in danger of being replaced as chairman of the board, as well.
Bloomberg News reports that as the Microsoft board prepares to appoint Satya Nadella as its new ceo, it’s considering relieving Gates of his chairmanship. However, according to the rumor, Gates would remain a director and get heavily involved in product development. Bloomberg sources say Gates is weighing going to work at Microsoft at least one day a week.
Gates was originally instrumental in building the innovative Microsoft products that ushered in the personal computing age. However, said Bloomberg, the company under his chairmanship has struggled to replicate those early successes in new areas, including mobile devices and Internet services. It has fallen behind Google, Apple and Facebook in making things people want to buy.
“The more time Bill spends on product development, the better,” author Geoffrey Moore told Bloomberg. “He and Steve Jobs seem very different on the outside, but at their core they were very similar. They both saw things that others didn’t see, and they were both very demanding.”
Moore’s book, “Crossing the Chasm,” chronicles the challenges of marketing technology products to a widening market.
However, Todd Warren, a Microsoft veteran of 22 years who left the company in 2009, told Bloomberg, “My concern would be that the tech landscape has shifted away from the PC in recent years.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Ikea Still Believe Store Growth Better then E-Commerce!

Peter Agnefjäll, new ceo of The IKEA Group (Leyden, Netherlands), said the company’s ongoing growth will still depend on its expanding its retail network around the globe.
Agnefjäll joined IKEA in September 2013, one day after the company reported significant gains in its just-completed fiscal year. Net profits jumped 3.1 percent and it had 1.3 billion visits to its web site and nearly 10 million downloads of its catalog app.
At the same time, store visits declined by 1 percent despite the addition of five new stores, including two in China. The company's store count has almost doubled over the past decade, It now has 349 stores in 43 countries.
Nonetheless, Agnefjäll said, "I think that in 2020 the absolute majority of sales will still be in our stores." The ceo, who was a store manager shortly before taking the chief executive job, said the company will add more than 10 stores in fiscal 2014, but it is unclear how many new markets – if any – will get the option to buy online.
"We see that Internet and e-commerce is growing, but at the same time, when buying a new bed a lot of people want to try it first, and if you buy a sofa you may want to touch the fabric."
The Wall Street Journal reported that IKEA plans to spend $1.72 billion to open 25 stores across India. The next step is to find the right location for its first Indian store. It has land in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Karnataka.