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Killer Application

An informal term for a computer program so much better than its competitors that it drives them all out of business.
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Such type of applications which never existed before and had extraordinary functions that superseded their competitors are called killer applications [4].
"The market research companies have been promoting the size and growth rates of several new" "Killer Application" markets for PE (OLEDs, OL.ED lighting, thin film PV, printed RFID), but the time-to-market for the high volume production continues to lag earlier predictions.
Our PDA program had some success with porting LabVIEW data acquisition applications to the hand-held devices, but we did not find a killer application.
Few are aware of location as the next killer application and its power to enhance product and service differentiation.
Wireless, security and voice over IP (VoIP) all get more trade press coverage, but e-commerce applications (such as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning) represent new "killer applications" that corporations can use to increase revenue and reduce expenses.
Video streaming and other video-related services will become killer applications for EDGE and 3G to help differentiate operators' high-speed data services, create new added value to be enjoyed by end-users and to expand EDGE/3G.
Caliper's original business--liquid movement through microchannels--and Hamilton's (dispensing) represent the two "killer applications" of fluid operations.
It lets them create their own Killer Applications from FeatureFlex, the Killer Enabler.
"Programs like ERP [enterprise resource planning] and manufacturing execution systems [MES] are killer applications," Morely says.
The next 'killer applications' for broadband internet services are not expected to include online TV programmes or movies, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
* Recognize that because of the absence of new advanced technology ("Killer applications"), the focus of global market needs has shifted toward service excellence/customer satisfaction.