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krisi
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Re: 180 turn
krisi   2/3/2014 6:36:02 PM
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I agree...every decent size organization should have a skunk works lab or formal CTO organization...but that is not the reason to call it research division...I wonder how many people are allocated there? Kris

betajet
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Re: 180 turn
betajet   2/3/2014 6:28:40 PM
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As described, the "Research Division" sounds more like a "skunk works" than an echo of Bell Labs or IBM Research.  "Skunk works" are cheap -- you just need a few really smart people who work well autonomously, with minimal management.  Every organization that designs things should have a "skunk works" IMO.

krisi
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180 turn
krisi   2/3/2014 5:40:29 PM
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This looks to me like 180 degree turn for Dell...they used to put together simple PCs and sell them on very small profit...funding R&D requires higher margins, very different strategy, very different business model

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