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May 22, 2015
Businesses such as Apple, Microsoft and Google have risen to the top largely because they're founded on powerful platforms. How can companies that sell products -- like spices or sprinklers -- benefit from the platform model?
April 28, 2015
Despite the hoopla over the IoT, it's still early days for product as a service as manufacturers steer a slow course to new business models.
October 03, 2013
An IDC-Infor study reveals that more manufacturers are turning to service excellence as a revenue driver and customer strategy.
July 26, 2012
PTC and SAP are the top warranty transaction management software vendors, according to a new IDC Manufacturing Insights report.
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