You too can now become a manufacturer overnight!

The availability of components and white label parts, as well as the expertise to assembe these into just about anything at attractive price points.

Or just buy and rebadge complete goods!

What are the implications?

What are the opportunities?

Worked example: Anyone can become a laptop manufacturer almost overnight. Standardised components, assembly techniques, blah.

Compelling differentiator: specialised laptops thin clients for security-conscious clients. Network boot, no hard disk or any local storage, GPS tracking for asset management, and remote termination.

Breakthrough combination: use standard laptop, GPS and vacuum cleaner parts to create autonomous air quality sampling stations for installation around cities or in buildings.

Food for thought I hope.