Daily Archives: June 29, 2012

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RIM’s Dramatic Losses – The Blackberry Is In Danger Of Extinction – Infographic

This chart sums up the current state of RIM’s business. How in the world could this happen? Over the past quarters, revenue and sales dropped like a stone. The situation became downright dramatic.

Source: Statista

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The iPhone Turns 5, A Success Story – Infographic

Love or hate Apple products, there’s no denying the iPhone’s indelible mark on technology, culture and business. Five years ago, the first iteration was unleashed on throngs of early adopters, who ogled its touchscreen interface and poked at little icons. Today, the smartphone concept is no longer the bastion of tech nerds and fan girls. It has become standard issue, thanks in large part to the iPhone’s overwhelming success and iconic design.

The device revolutionized Apple itself. iPhone sales were a tiny slice of Apple pie in 2007. In 2012, it accounts for 58% of the company’s revenue (which, overall, has skyrocketed, thanks to a culture of iTunes and apps propagated by the iPhone)…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Statista

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Maximizing Millennials – How To Manage Gen Y? – Infographic

In just eight short years, 46% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Whether you’re frightened or excited by the prospect, the fact remains that young adults born between 1976 and 2001 will be running this country.

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the YEC have teamed up to compile research and create this infographic, which details the who, how and why of managing millennials.

Aside from their preference for engaging work environments, millennials value jobs that encourage social media activity. One-in-three indicated he would prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility and work mobility over salary when considering a job offer.

After all, millennials switch between devices and forms of media (i.e., laptops, smartphones, tablets and TV) an average of 27 times per hour. Today’s companies would do well to harness that hyper-connected, multi-tasking energy.

If you’re a millennial in today’s workplace, what are your priorities? Do you value a dynamic office environment or would you prefer to forge your own entrepreneurial path?

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, aldomurillo, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the YEC