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As the buzz around Startups and specifically Unicorns heat up the business world and the arguments that these wont last also arise, its imperative to analyze if businesses get built on Insights. My observations in such startups has been that businesses redefining categories seem to have a longer trajectory of survival and may well become the businesses of the future. These also align to long standing requirements of customers which have been sub served due to constraints in the physical world and of course inefficiencies in execution. One Insight which may well stand the test of time is that your customers would be willing to Pay More for Less of your product. This could lead to explosion of revenues in that Product Category and serve to expand the Product Line itself.
This is amply substantiated in the latest HBR article: Excerpts below:
The Billion-Dollar Opportunity in Single-Serve Food.
As consumers, we want what we want, when we want it and how we want it — fueling the demand for personalization and customization. To our credit, we’re willing to pay a premium for it. The single-serve experience is a powerful intersection of great business (higher margins, incremental sales) and increased consumer benefits (more choice, more customization). Technology enables unbundling that creates the single-serve revolution.
For businesses, this is a huge opportunity for growth.
Total food and beverage spending in the US is $450 billion dollars within grocery. Single-serve coffee, which didn’t exist a few years ago, now accounts for about 30% of the total amount of coffee sold in grocery stores. It’s quite possible there is another $100 billion in single-serve business opportunities within just food alone. And likely there are several more $100 billion opportunities beyond food and beverage. As you plot your own innovation strategy, take close look at single-serve solutions.
Read for full details: https://hbr.org/2015/10/the-billion-dollar-opportunity-in-single-serve-food
Back in 2009 while doing my master in eBusiness Technologies, I was introduced to SaaS and Saasonomics: The “Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure”. I still remember when my professor mentioned this term for first time – Saasonomics comes from the word SaaS (software as a service) and was coined by Matt Shlosberg, a businessman who co-founded several firms in the SaaS field. Although this field is relatively new, numerous books and articles have been written about it. Indeed, Shlosberg wrote the first book on this topic: “Saasonomics 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Business in the Cloud” – this book gives a brief introduction to the on-demand economy and helps readers understand economics of the software as a service business.
So what is Saasonomics? Saasonomics is a science that studies economics of on-demand computing. Although saasonomics looks at the on-demand industry as a whole, its main goal is to study the…
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(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 15, 2015 ) Dallas, TX — In cloud gaming, the games reside in a vendors server. These games can be accessed through a pre-installed client program from any internet-connected device. These cloud games utilize streaming technology and gamers can access a game from any geographical…
Public Cloud is mainstream. Undoubtedly. Whether it’s AWS or Microsoft Azure, it feels great to push a few buttons, run out to grab a coffee and somewhere, somehow a server is spun up and by the time you return, it’s up and running with your database, web server all configured. It’s cool and, for small companies like frevvo, it’s amazing. AWS has been a godsend for us as it has been for thousands of others. And, we ourselves use many other Cloud services.
There’s very little reason to host things like email on-premise anymore but, for many applications, large enterprises just have more complex needs. Security for one but cloud vendors are addressing this. Large enterprises have tons of existing infrastructure from Active Directory/SSO solutions to ERP systems with critical employee information to important customer data in Oracle SQL to regulatory requirements. 59% of IT Professionals say that this…
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