Companies are experiencing the most difficult economic environment that they are forced to adapt to changes to stay afloat such as budget cuts, layoffs, and reduce production, to name a few. However, none of these has happened with Apple Inc. This company continues to defy economic gravity. In fact, at the end of 2009, Apple posted a net income of $8,235 million an increase of 34% higher compared to 2008 result and this was due to the released of iPhone 4. Its net income even went soaring in 2010 with a $14,013 million; a record increase of 70% compared to 2009. The huge increase was attributable to the release of the first version of the iPad. (MSN Money Central, 2011)
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3. Apple believes the criticalness in the continuous improvement of the innovative products and technologies, therefore, should also have continuity in investment in research and development. (Apple.com, 2010)
4. Apple continues to enhance a robust platform to allow for the delivery of a third-party applications in the iTunes Store and by linking the App Store and iBookstore with the iTunes Store, it will give easy access for the consumers to download these third party apps through any computer.(Apple.com, 2010)
Another role that is just as important as anyone else in the management is the role of
Human Resources. Apple offers a wide range of opportunities and programs for companies and the individuals working for the company. Aside from dealing with the suppliers, human resources play an integral role in ensuring that the code of conduct is maintained and supplier responsibility is adhered. The human resource is also responsible in facilitating for the training programs and channel programs offered by the company to the community of Apple. They are also responsible in hiring the best candidate to work in each field of expertise. Apple fosters individuality and excellence that reliably draws talented people with strong technological know-how. Apple also created a Fellows program where individuals who possess extraordinary technical or leadership contributions to personal computing while at Apple and...