Cider has been commoditised
by deeper and deeper discounting and increasingly ludicrous promotions in the on and off-trades.
By its nature, mobile broadband is a commoditised
product, consisting of the sale of raw bandwidth for laptop PCs.
Moreover, due to slow market growth, several classes of additives are becoming commoditised
, thereby losing their importance as specialty chemicals, says the analyst.
These smaller players risk finding themselves commoditised
as the tier of global providers becomes more able to challenge national specialists in their own markets.
The industry has to restructure to reduce costs - and it is responding with initiatives to "open up" the architecture of the Basestations, outsourcing development costs to specialised suppliers and cutting production costs through commoditised
components and subsystems.
However, as underwriting skills throughout the world develop, more classes of business have become commoditised
and Lloyd's must develop new products.
Best anticipates new business margins to continue to decrease due to the move toward more competitive and commoditised
The forecasts see early rapid growth of baggage tagging which then becomes commoditised
at the tag level in 5-10 years, compensation coming from rapid growth of other substantial applications in the later years.
Migration of commoditised
transport and warehousing business to integrated contract logistics players
A greater emphasis on organic acquisition would have forced a higher degree of product innovation, which is necessary for differentiation, in turn crucial to acquiring customers in a commoditised
In addition, the transparency and reporting will enable the bank to centralise commoditised
processes, allowing specialists to add real value elsewhere.
Financial sector analysts who need to understand how broadband operators can avoid being trapped in low margin commoditised