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There are some elements of surprise with each of the Apple product. This element of surprise has been the primary strategy for Apple. Whenever Apple launches a new product, million dollars are generated in free internet publicity. This has been an important part of Apple’s carefully designed strategy in order to gain customer attention (OGrady, 2008).
Today some of the major products of Apple include Macintosh computer, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, iTunes etc. In April, 2003 Apple first launched its online music store, iTunes. The music store was launched with 200,000 tracks. There are exclusive tracks 20 special artists which include U2 and Bob Dylan (Borland, J. April 28, 2003). Apple, with the launching of this new online music store, has made its position stronger than it was ever before in the digital music world. Now, the question is that could this dominance of Apple be stopped.
This paper includes an in depth strategic analysis of Apple as well as of iTunes. Strategic tools that are used are Porter’s five forces model, PESTLE analysis, and Porter’s generic model. The paper also includes a critical analysis of Apple’s competitor analysis, its current market share and position. Finally the paper ends with conclusion and some specific recommendation.
iTunes Music Store was launched in United kingdom in mid of 2004. Almost 800,000 songs were sold in the first week only. With this huge figure Apple surpassed OD2 which is the main competitor of the company in the first few days. As far as features were concerned UK stores were almost identical to the stores in US. Competitiveness of online music stores market could be better analyzed with the help of Porter’s Five Forces model.
Any industry’s structure could be analyzed by analyzing its competitive forces. According to Michael Porter there are five competitive forces that play an important role in shaping the structure of any
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There are many sources of long term finance that are available for a business. The following are the major types of capital that are long term and their characteristics. 1. Shares These are forms of ownership that are issued to the public by joint corporations that deal in stocks.
The country has witnessed poor health statistics, such as the increased number of chronic diseases and health inequalities. The health department identified that the use of information technology could help them to fight with their issues. For this purpose, Scotland launched a new e-health strategy, directed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
The strategy of the company is to provide priority to the employees in order to keep the customers happy and satisfied. Hence, the internal marketing strategy has helped the company to gain competitive advantage. An alternative strategy has been presented for further development of the company in this paper.
Auto World had 120 shops as a whole. Among these, 90 stores are of the Auto Boyz retail centre and remaining 30 are of the pit stop service centers. On April 15, 2007, Auto World announced that the company was going to wind up the pit shop divisions which offered labor service, tires and installed merchandise to provide more effective service to customers.
on stage 13 Growth stage 14 Maturity Stage 14 Decline Stage 14 Conclusion 15 References 16 Bibliography 16 Introduction In the world of consumer electronics, copy cat brands are in abundance. Consumer usually buy products belonging to such brands when they do not want have to pay higher prices required to buy products of reputed brands.
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If the Foreign direct Investment is taken as a key indicator of economic progress and political stability, then Ireland has shown some promising signs over the last few years. The rest of the essay is an attempt to understand the conditions
Also the three risks that have been chosen for this study include, as explained in the case “a) The success of our Napster service depends upon our ability to add new subscribers and reduce churn, b) We rely on the