Κυριακή, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Porter's 5(+1) forces

Porter's 5 Forces is a generic framework formed by Michael E. Porter in 1979. It tries to represent all the general aspects that any company should continually examine. Those forces are:
1) The bargaining power of the Customers, which could lead the company to lower or increase the prices.
2) The bargaining power of the Supplier, which could increase or decrease the production cost.
3) Threat of new entrants, who could change the whole industry or at least earn a piece of the market.
4) Threat of substitute products, that customers could use as replacement of what your company produces. [It looks like being the same as [1], but it is more specific]
5) Competitive rivalry within an industry, which are your direct competitors.
And the bonus force is
6) Complementarity. It is a new trend, nowadays we do not just produce products, but it is possible to create products that participate to or establish some platform. For instance iPhone is not just another product, it is a platform that has been used from several companies which have either implemented Apps or accessories for the iPhone device.

References:

1) Porter five forces analysis - Wikipedia

Value Chain Analysis

Πέμπτη, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

aQuote, my new iOS Application!



I just submitted my new iPhone application to the iTunes App store. I hope they will aprove it soon and that you will try it ;-)

It is an easy to use app, which contains tens of thousands of Quotes organized in several categories. Those Quotes can be shared via email, twitter or facebook!


Screenshots:






Τετάρτη, 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

What is the Long Tail?

My definition is..

"Make everything available everywhere for everyone and provide tools to find them"


..which means that..
  • "..everything..": There are several unpopular products that can be sold to niche markets
  • "..everywhere for everyone..": Similar niche markets can be found all around the world
  • "..tools..": The vast amount of products need tools like search engines, suggestions, reviews and so on, to help the consumer find what he really needs
..for instance..

In case of books:
  • Amazon claims to sell more than 5,000,000 books
  • Any physical store can sell up to 100,000 books
  • It is certain that not all of those 5 million books are from the top 100,000 selling books. They are also from the less famous ones, that brick and mortar book stores would not sell at all.
  • The sales of those less famous books is nearly the 25% of the whole.




Long tail

Παρασκευή, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Mario for ever

Αφιερωμένο σε όσους μεγαλώσαμε με αυτούς τους απίστευτους ψηφιακούς ήχους!

Τρίτη, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Απεργίες.gr

Στις μέρες μας μάς δημιουργείται ένας διαρκής προβληματισμός:Έχει ΜΜΜ αύριο;Πρέπει να κατέβω στο κέντρο,θα υπάρχει πορεία;Χρειάζεται να επισκεφθώ κάποια δημόσια υπηρεσία,θα είναι ανοιχτή; Όλους αυτούς τους προβληματισμούς τους λύνει η νέα ιστοσελίδα apergies.gr! Συγκεντρώνει όλες τις απεργίες,τις πορείες και τις στάσεις εργασίας από πολλούς κλάδους και τις παρουσιάζει απλά σε ένα μεγάλο ημερολόγιο!Ένα πολύ απλό site,και πάρα πολύ χρήσιμο επίσης!

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