Thursday, September 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
LG To Offer Amazon Titles In HDR On webOS Smart TV Platform
Qualcomm Details New Snapdragon 820 and Kryo CPU
IFA: Samsung Launches The "HumanFit" Wearable Platform
Panasonic To Showcase New Technics Products And THX-Certified OLED TVs At IFA
NHK To Showcase First 85-inch 8K LCD With HDR at IBC 2015
This Is The New Moto 360
Lenovo Yoga Tablets Feature A Built-in projector, New Phab Smartphones Look Impressive
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Iomega ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Iomega in troubles…


"...There's not much zip in sales of Zip disks. Nor is there anything jazzy about Jaz drive sales. Barring a miraculous surge in demand for Zip disks and drives, Iomega's best strategic move may lie in helping other electronics companies design devices that incorporate its storage technologies.

That was also before CD drives that can record or "burn" data for a fraction of the price of Zip disks became prevalent. While the CD drives themselves, which range in price from about $150 to $350, are more expensive than a sub-$100 Iomega Zip drive, the discs are the problem. A single 100-MB Zip disk sells for more than $10, but you can buy a pack of 25 CD-R discs, each with 650 MB of storage capacity, for less than $20.

Iomega did get into the business of selling its own brand of CD burners and discs, but Jim Porter, president of Disk/Trend, a storage market research firm in Mountain View, Calif., says it's unlikely the company is making much money from them. "They're basically reselling drives made by other companies. And there's no significant margin to be made in reselling," Porter says.

Likewise, it might help if Iomega gets out of the business of selling competing technologies. Its CD-RW drive division reported $21 million in losses on $18.3 million in sales. Also looming on the horizon is an update to the core Zip product line. Little is known about what Iomega has in store. Higher capacity disks are certain, but it must have a good price-competitive position against CD-based products in order to produce a badly needed jolt in sales..."



Previous
Next
GEAR Software announces "GearPro for Unix"        All News        GEAR Software announces "GearPro for Unix"
GEAR Software announces "GearPro for Unix"     Optical Storage News      GEAR Software announces "GearPro for Unix"

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array Relased
Iomega New Flagship NAS Comes With McAfee Security on Storage
Iomega Releases The eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive
Iomega Brings External USB 3.0 SSD Flash Drives To the Market
Iomega And Sonic Solutions To Deliver New High Definition Media Player Products
New Iomega DVR Expander Drive Adds Incremental Storage for Digital Video Recorders
Iomega ScreenPlay HD Multimedia Drive Brings High-Definition Content From the PC to the Home Theater System
EMC to Buy Iomega
Iomega Announces New Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive
Iomega Announces New Data Recovery Services in Europe
Iomega Announces Availability of New Iomega REV Loader 560
Iomega Announces Managed Services Marketing Agreement With C I Host

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .