How to manage the risk of obsolescence

IT, stocks, infrastructure, security... nothing really escapes the risk of obsolescence. For a company, the product lifecycle is well known: Market introduction, Growth, Maturity, Decline and, inevitably, Obsolescence. What is now changing is that cycles are getting shorter and shorter, as manufacturers launch new ranges earlier to show innovation and maintain a competitive edge, thus ceasing to support older models. For a company, integrating obsolescence risks into their strategy is crucial. The transition to a new generation of products or systems is accompanied by increased productivity and/or safety. On the other hand, if badly anticipated, obsolescence can have a...

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