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Ink-sinking HP’s

Hollow Promises

Winsome Whitman’s Turnaround

tale in tatters. What innovation?

 

25 Nov’14 (17:00ET updated)

Hewlett Packard (HP), the world’s #1 technology maker, continued its decline in Q4’14 ended 31 Oct’14. CEO Meg Whitman’s air of clichéd confidence and broad brushstrokes failed to convince sceptics about her ‘New style of IT’ rhetoric. Where are the real growth businesses?

T e c h  D a t a

on a growth roll

Strong growth momentum

across US/European markets

 

25 Nov’14

Tech Data Corporation, the global #2 wholesaler of technology products, reported strong Q3’15 results to 31 Oct’14...

B2B marketing?

So last century,

it's about B2U!

Confusion over old hat terms

diverts from reaching users

 

25 Nov’14

Even experienced and seasoned OP professionals don’t seem to get that B2B and B2C marketing distinctions are dead! Resellers need to reach user choosers now, not just commodity buyers. That means marketing beyond the buyer to Lucy…

More users prefer

mobile shopping

Businesswomen drive the huge

shift to browse & buy via iPhone

away from in-store experience

 

24 Nov'14

42% of users say they will do more shopping via mobile this holiday season, according to new research from Dynatrace.

Sick Samsung set 

for senior reshuffle

Will co-CEO of TV/home division

Yoo swap with mobile chief Shin?  

 

24 Nov'14

Samsung Electronics, is considering a major leadership shake-up, according to people familiar with the matter, part of an attempt to revive its fortunes after a difficult year that has hurt its profitability, market share and stock price.

Meg's music

stops at HP

Whitman outlines plan

to restructure after split

 

24 Nov'14

HP CEO Meg Whitman has outlined her plans to restructure the giant's management ahead of its split and quarterly report tomorrow...

Proficiency Post - breaking news and opinion in the personal productivity market by Peter Frost

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whitman-meg-HP-telescopeInk-sinking HP’s

Hollow Promises

Winsome Whitman’s Turnaround

tale in tatters. What innovation?

 

25 Nov’14 (17:00ET updated)

Hewlett Packard (HP), the world’s #1 technology maker, continued its decline in Q4’14 ended 31 Oct’14. CEO Meg Whitman’s air of clichéd confidence and broad brushstrokes failed to convince sceptics about her ‘New style of IT’ rhetoric. Where are the real growth businesses?

Read more: HP Q4 Financial Preview

 
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Techdata-montage-2013T e c h  D a t a

on a growth roll

Strong growth momentum

across US/European markets

 

25 Nov’14

Tech Data Corporation, the global #2 wholesaler of technology products, reported strong Q3’15 results to 31 Oct’14...

Read more: Tech Data Q3'15 Financial Review

   
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beyond-the-buyer-to-lucyB2B marketing?

So last century,

it's about B2U!

Confusion over old hat terms

diverts from reaching users

 

25 Nov’14

Even experienced and seasoned OP professionals don’t seem to get that B2B and B2C marketing distinctions are dead! Resellers need to reach user choosers now, not just commodity buyers. That means marketing beyond the buyer to Lucy…

Read more: B2B marketing is so last century

 
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Lucy-mobile-montage-v3More users prefer

mobile shopping

Businesswomen drive the huge

shift to browse & buy via iPhone

away from in-store experience

 

24 Nov'14

42% of users say they will do more shopping via mobile this holiday season, according to new research from Dynatrace.

Read more: More users prefer mobile shopping

   
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Shin-JK-samsung-mobileSick Samsung set 

for senior reshuffle

Will co-CEO of TV/home division

Yoo swap with mobile chief Shin?  

 

24 Nov'14

Samsung Electronics, is considering a major leadership shake-up, according to people familiar with the matter, part of an attempt to revive its fortunes after a difficult year that has hurt its profitability, market share and stock price.

Read more: Samsung set for senior management reshuffle

 
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HP-musical chairs-2013Meg's music

stops at HP

Whitman outlines plan

to restructure after split

 

24 Nov'14

HP CEO Meg Whitman has outlined her plans to restructure the giant's management ahead of its split and quarterly report tomorrow...

Read more: HP management restructure plans

   
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Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 5.17.02 PMBest Buy chief's

analysis paralysis

Deluded over market share

gains, Amazon & NPS scores

 

24 Nov'14 (Complete)

Best Buy chief Hubert Joly and CFO Sharon McCollam are fond of enumerating their quarterly reports. Yes, its comprehensive stuff, but we feel, misses the BIG market picture...

Read more: Best Buy Q3'15 Report reflections

 
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Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 2.13.02 PMDepot dances

with the D'elves

Christmas comes early for

Chainsaw Smith & Choppers 

 

24 Nov'14 (Updated)

Office Depot, the beleaguered bigbox, has paused its bloodletting, disintegration drive to have some holiday fun. We capture some of the action from its board 'Elfing itself'...

Read more: Office Depot Board Elfing Itself

   
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sustainability-superstars-2013Proficiency Index Survey

The Greenest

Companies List

Who are 2014 champions

of sustainability & ethics?

 

24 Nov’14

Newsweek magazine has published its ‘Green Rankings 2014’ for US companies. We list those included from the global business supplies industry, plus the latest initiatives by market leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR): sustainability, ethics and cutting carbon emissions... later today

Read more: The Greenest Companies List 2014

 
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danger-death-signA dozen dangers

damning dealers

Complacent practices that can

cause serious loss of business life 

 

24 Nov’14

Over the 3 years we have written many articles about the death threats facing disconnected dealers. We give it another twist today and ask dealers to check what they are doing, not just to grow, but to survive the onslaught of the ‘personalised service to business users’ provided by the Amazon monster...

Read more: A dozen dangers damaging dealers

   
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Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 4.15.27 PMUber undermines 

dealers & women

Super ride sharing & delivery 

service, spoiled by exec sexist

arrogance toward best clients

 

22 Nov'14 (Complete)

Just like Amazon 3 years ago, both Google and Uber are under the radar and under-estimated by most OP dealers as competitive threats. Moreover, just like over-charging, under-serving taxi-drivers, Uber was underestimated as a rapid response delivery service for big resellers including Amazon. Take Uber seriously...

Read more: Uber undermines dealers and women

 
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Ex-SYSTMX execs' 

$9m kickback con

Fiorentino brothers charged with

fraudulent dealings with suppliers

 

21 Nov'14

Two former Systemax (parent of CompUSA, Tiger Direct & Misco) executives have been charged for taking supplier kickbacks and hiding their ill-gotten gains from the tax authorities during their time at the US-based reseller

Read more: Ex-Systemax executives ' kickback conspiracy

   
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AV-HD-projector-trainerAV/Digital display

demand on a roll

Education & corporate markets

boost growth in Asia & Europe

 

21 Nov'14

Futuresource has reported that its quarterly sales round-up showed a boost in market where some sub-segments are often thought near saturation

Read more: AV/Digital display market on a roll

 
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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 10.56.47 AMAmazon: 1 source

mobile reporting

Intros enhanced management

analysis for business users 

 

21 Nov'14 (updated from 16 Nov'14)

$100m+ in sales dual etailer/wholesaler Amazon has updated its multi-user, dynamic departmental reporting for businesses. This completes its transition to the 'everything store for business' started in 2005.  Sales to companies are expected to reach $26Bn in 2015 overtaking Staples as #1 business supplies reseller...to be completed shortly

Read more: Amazon: one source management reporting

   
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bezos-jeff-amazon-supermanAmazon's Big

Apple advance

Leasing 0.5m sq.ft same-day

fulfilment center + offices

 

21 Nov'14

Amazon #1 business supplies etailer/wholesaler has leased a 475,000sq.ft property in Midtown Manhattan to facilitate same day deliveries and house is growing army of of marketers...

Read more: Amazon's Big Apple advance

 
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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.19.49 PMThe new mobile

management era 

The Post PC generation grows:

officeless, PA less & paperless

 

20 Nov'14

There is a new dynamic happening in business leadership, replacing the sedentary style of last century. More managers are 'walking the talk' as guru Tom Peters used to say, ubiquitous athlete Frits van Paaschen, CEO of surging Starwood Hotels is a prime example of the new mode, writes WSJ's Steve Norton...

Read more: The new mobile management era

   
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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.27.23 PMMoleskine digital

designs w/Adobe

Latest partnership to slow 

decline of paper notebooks

 

20 Nov'14

Moleskine, maker of high quality paper notebooks has extendedits digital partnerships with the addition of Adobe's creative software...

Read more: Molesline digital designs with Adobe

 
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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.09.29 PMWave is up at

Salesforce.com

Benioff: no software company

is growing faster as mobility

cloud, social & data dominate

 

20 Nov'14
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff brimmed with excitement about its new Wave analytics cloud platform yesterday, reporting that it has taken off faster than any other product in the company's history.

Read more: Salesforce.com Q3'14 Financial Review

   
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Bezos-on-kivaAmazon's robot

army rarin' to go

Kiva pickers expected to cut 
order processing costs 30%

 

20 Nov'14

World #1 etailer/wholesaler, Amazon's huge investment in improving speed/lowering costs of order fulfilment, continued to accelerate with its Kiva robot installation program...

Read more: Amazon's robot army rarin' to go

 
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Best-Buy-montage-2013Best Buy battles

back to black


Renew Blue rally cry cuts 
costs

& restores profits; only Apple

iPhone6 secures positive growth 

 
20 Nov'14

Best Buy, the US #1 consumer electronics retailer, showed markedly improved results for Q3’15 ended 2 Nov’14. The signs were encouraging, but it’s still deluded and well behind in online growth and shopping experience

Read more: Best Buy Q3'15 Financial Review

   

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