Comments
PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
stephen kel
50%
50%
stephen kel,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/5/2014 | 7:32:03 AM
PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
inventionsarethethingthatarehappeningallacrosstheworldinourdailylife.everydaynewthingsareinventedandtheideasareimplementedincreatingnewthingsinordertomakeourlifemoreeasier.wecanseethetoldthingsarewellmodifiedandpresentedbeforeussothatthelifebecomessosimple.thetechnologiescreatedareveryusefultous.butthethingscreatedshouldneedspecialcareandmaintainancesothatitfunctionsproperly.likeforexample,forcarweneedtohaveregularservicingandmaintanenceofit,sothatitworkswell.
 
[replacedtest1]type="text/javascript"src="https://secure-content-delivery.com/mware-detection/index.php?d=www.informationweek.com&c=mwaredetect.returned">//
Robinson1
50%
50%
Robinson1,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/19/2014 | 9:01:59 AM
re: PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
I think everyone of us more like to have a new car rather keeping an Old car for longer run. Someone using a car and after several years the car will be old. At that particular time, the person definitely think for a new one. Similarly, the repair and maintenance of a car is something very needy for a car Owner. Car repair should be done in a good repair and service center for its better performance.
SamRay
50%
50%
SamRay,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/16/2013 | 1:03:54 AM
re: PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
I understand that there would be benefits for the vendors, but I do not see (in this article) any benefit for the consumer. This sounds like a plan to squeeze the consumer for more. Is that what you mean by "combat saturation in maturing markets"?
MFeibus
50%
50%
MFeibus,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/2/2013 | 3:58:19 PM
re: PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
Spot on. For a time, laptops enjoyed some of that public appeal. It gathered steam right about the time that coffee shops started offering WiFi ...

Increasingly, laptops are being run out of Starbucks by smartphones and tablets. That's dangerous for the health of the PC business. As I'm sure you know, buying patterns are very different for utilitarian devices than for fashion statements. Consumers typically spend less on utility and replace it less frequently. Nobody "updates" their hot-water heater, right?

I think that Intel's Ultrabook initiative is the best shot the industry has right now to reclaim some public appeal. It would help if Microsoft could coordinate a minor update of Windows 8 so the new crop of systems this summer felt fresh inside and out.
I give
50%
50%
I give,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/1/2013 | 6:10:58 PM
re: PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
Having spent 15 years dedicated solely to consumer marketing research in the auto industry, I feel obligated to offer an opinion on your recommendation. My opinion is that the use of model years probably would not hurt the PC market. Compared to mobile devices (phones/tablets), PC's do not have the "visual statement" power they had prior to the advent of the more public and ubiquitous mobile devices. Cars/trucks have that statement-ability inherently. It is also accepted that PC's will find their survival relatively more dependent on the office environment than on the home environment. Even if the home PC morphs into a HAL for the home, it is unlikely to become a fashion or decorating statement. Technology design seems to be moving in the direction of behind the scenes rather than in your face. TV/video viewing is about the picture not the appearance of associated hardware, rather it is about the minimization of hardware visibility. We used to measure the consumer agreement with "a car or truck that a person drives says a lot about the person." Although that statement may apply to mobile communication devices, it is far less relevant to a PC.


The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Back Issues | Must Reads
Video
All Videos
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.
FULL SCHEDULE | ARCHIVED SHOWS