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MGT 603 1st GDB Starting Date Thursday, June 13, 2013 Closing Date Monday, June 17, 2013

CPM matrix:
Many mobile companies are in a rivalry to occupy the major share of market. According to the latest research, Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be giving tough competition to Apple iPhone 5, as few years back Apple iPhone had gripped the whole market with its unique features and advanced iPhone series.
Following are the estimated rating of smart phones according to their market share:
· IPhone = 2.3
· Samsung Galaxy = 3.5
Point of Discussion: Based on the rating mentioned above, you are required to
· Choose the weak and strong rival from “iPhone and “Samsung Galaxy”.
· Mention ONLY the threats & weaknesses for “weak” smart phone and opportunities and strengths of “strong” rival.




Smart phone (Choose the weak and strong rival from the above smartphones)
Threats
Weaknesses

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2)
Opportunities
Strengths
































Important Instructions:
1. No definition/explanation is required. 2. Your discussion must be based on logical facts. 3. No theoretical or subjective discussion is required. 4. Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided.5. Be concise and to the point in your comments. 6. Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course.7. Questions / queries related to the content of the GDB, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of GDB is over.

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As you are aware, GDB-1 was to remain open till today (last day), however, due to some technical error, the due date has been extended till tomorrow, i.e. 18th June 2013.

 yes there is extension in due date so you can do your gdb tomorrow 

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As you are aware, GDB-1 was to remain open till today (last day), however, due to some technical error, the due date has been extended till tomorrow, i.e. 18th June 2013.

 

You are advised to be proactive in this regard and not wait till the last moment. Similarly, if the problem persists, you may post your answers in email to mgt603@vu.edu.pk. Kindly do not send it in word file and use your OWN student login ID for correspondence

CPM matrix:
Many mobile companies are in a rivalry to occupy the major share of market. According to the latest research, Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be giving tough competition to Apple iPhone 5, as few years back Apple iPhone had gripped the whole market with its unique features and advanced iPhone series.
Following are the estimated rating of smart phones according to their market share:
· IPhone = 2.3
· Samsung Galaxy = 3.5
Point of Discussion: Based on the rating mentioned above, you are required to
· Choose the weak and strong rival from “iPhone and “Samsung Galaxy”.
· Mention ONLY the threats & weaknesses for “weak” smart phone and opportunities and strengths of “strong” rival.


Smart phone (Choose the weak and strong rival from the above smartphones)
Threats
Weaknesses

1)


2)
Opportunities
Strengths
Android/WP7/iOS strengths and weaknesses.
Ok, well I figured instead of a thread where everyone just comes in and posts their favorite OS it would be nice to put a little bit more thought into our posts. So, what are your opinion on these 3 OSes and what would you say their strengths and weaknesses are? My opinions are as follows;
Android:
Strengths- Completely open source and all APIs readily available, huge market of apps, best hardware selection.
Weaknesses- Ugly and laggy user interface due to no hardware accelerated UI, OEM's additions to the UI generally suck, able to get viruses, terrible fragmentation, worst update process ever.
General opinion- It was fun but flashing roms at least once a week was getting annoying and the fact that the update process is generally non-existent is an annoyance. It's terrible knowing that if I went out and bought the latest 2.2-2.3 phone today it's highly unlikely that it would ever see 2.4 or whatever the next iteration might be.


Weaknesses
1.High price. Apple’s products cost much more than its competitors devices. Some critics argue that the price is not justified. When there’s such a fierce competition, Apple products price becomes a weakness because consumers can easily opt for similar quality but lower price products.
2.Incompatibility with different OS. The iOS and OS X are quite different from other OS and uses software that is unlike the software used in Microsoft OS. Due to such differences, both in software and hardware, users often choose to stay with their accustomed software and hardware (Microsoft OS and Intel hardware).
3.Decreasing market share. The less market share Apple has, the less it can influence its potential customers and persuade them to jump into using Apple’s closed ecosystem products.
4.Patent infringements. The firm is often accused of infringing other companies’ patents and has even lost some trials. This damages Apple brand and its financial situation.
5.Further changes in management. Apple has lost Steve Jobs in 2012 and Tim Cook became the new CEO. Scott Forstall and John Browett (chief of retail) left the company too and this will have an impact on company’s management, which, as many think, will be negative.
6.Defects of new products. This is not current Apple weakness but one that jumps out time to time. Some of Apple’s iPod and iPhone releases had clear faults and thus disturbed sales of the products and firm’s reputation of superior product performance.
7.Long-term gross margin decline. Current Apple’s gross margin is one of the highest in the tech industry but analysts fear that due to increasing component prices and competition current margins will not be sustained. Hence, glooming firm’s future financial performance.

Threats
1.Rapid technological change. One of the most severe threats Apple and the other tech companies are facing is rapid technological change. Companies are under the pressure to release new products faster and faster. The one that cannot keep up with the competition soon fails. This is especially hard when a company wants to introduce something new, innovative and successful. Apple was able to bring very innovative products to the market so far but for the moment, even Apple hasn’t unveiled any plans for the new products (except iTV) and may lack new introductions to keep up with competition.
2.2013 tax increases. Tax increases in USA in 2013 will negatively affect Apple.
3.Rising pay levels for Foxconn workers. Pay levels for Foxconn’s workers already rose 3 times from 2010 to 2012. Foxconn is the main manufacturer of Apple products and the rising pay level for Foxconn’s workers will likely raise the prices for Apple products.
4.Breached IP rights. The companies that breach Apple patents might not be discovered soon and may benefit from it, while weakening Apple at the same time.
5.Price pressure from Samsung over key components. Samsung has already asked Apple to pay higher price for its application processors. Due to intense competition and no viable substitutes, Apple may be asked to pay even more.
6.Strong dollar. Apple earned more than half of its revenues from outside US. Dollar appreciation against other currencies reduces potential profits from those countries.
7.Android OS growth. Android OS is the main competitor for iOS in mobile device market. The domination of Android decreases iOS power over influencing consumers to join Apple.
8.Competitors’ moves in online music market. Apple faces threat from online music stores, such as Amazon, Wal-Mart and online music subscription companies, such as Spotify.

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Dear Students!



GDB-1 due date has been extended till tomorrow, i.e. 19th June 2013.

You are advised to Upload your answers in GDB section as the technical issue has been resolved successfully. All those who have emailed are also required to upload their answers immediately in respective GDB post.

 

Threats

Weaknesses

IPhone

 

Android OS growth

Rapid technological change

2013 tax increases

Price pressure from Samsung over key components

Strong dollar

 

High price

Incompatibility with different OS

Decreasing market share

Defects of new products

Long-term gross margin decline

 

 

Opportunities

Strengths

Samsung Galaxy

Growing abroad Smartphone market

Growing mobile advertising industry

Growing demand for quality application processors.

Growth of tablets market.

 

Excellence in engineering and producing hardware parts and consumer electronics

Innovation and design

Focus on environment

Low production costs

Ability to market the brand

 

V.goood

+ Saim Rao gud keep it up & thanks for sharing 

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