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CommentWire
CommentWire

Young drivers: design matters

A raft of recent vehicle launches, in particular from Japanese manufacturers, has demonstrated the automotive industry's obsession with the so-called Generation-Y market. But designing specific lifestyle oriented vehicles is a gamble that may not pay off.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2003
Expert View
Expert View

Yet another worry for Indian offshoring companies

It was recently reported that various problems with the Indian outsourcing industry are forcing UK and European firms to look elsewhere for their offshore provision. The issues cited include big wage rises, skills shortages, and incidents around data security. Such problems threaten to topple India's leading offshoring position, and come as rivals are growing ever stronger.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yahoo!/HSBC: PayDirect from New York to Hong Kong

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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Expert View

Xigris: Lilly's sepsis flop misses out

Eli Lilly's Xigris sales have proved disappointing, for the year-to-date period ending February 28 2002 sales reached just $14 million, bringing total sales to $35 million since the drug's launch in late November 2001. Industry analysts had predicted sales of between $300 and $500 million in 2002, but this now seems unrealistic, so where did it all go wrong?

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Women's health: 7.2 million PCOS sufferers in the US

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Women's health: 20 million HPV sufferers in the US

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

wLANs: taking the trophy

Avaya's wLAN linked World Cup stadiums, officials, volunteers, local authorities and the media in a major feat of networking. Meanwhile, BT has announced widespread wLAN roll-out plans in the UK. These stories highlight that wLAN technology is increasingly viable; converged LAN networking is the next major step in telecoms.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wine: value of brands a constant amongst the change

The wine industry's journey towards integration continues apace, even while some of its larger constituents face shrinking profits. Parts of the industry have been swept by consolidation, but it will take time to change an industry still composed largely of privately owned family firms. In the meantime, the industry's newly emerged giants must focus on retaining brand equity.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2003
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Expert View

Why do organizations not make more of industrial networks?

Many manufacturers use programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, to control and manage production equipment. These PLCs are traditionally not connected to the corporate IT network, or even the responsibility of the IT department. While it would make sense to open up industrial networks and make available data contained within production control systems, security issues must first be addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wessex Water: less of a bargain in the long term

After months of wrangling, Azurix has secured the sale of its Wessex Water subsidiary to YTL of Malaysia for GBP1.24 billion after increasing its offer to bondholders for the third time. YTL is one of several companies looking to pick up UK water firms 'on the cheap' as tightening regulatory controls depress stock values. However, their long-term attractiveness could be questionable.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2002

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