disintermediation

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disintermediation

The elimination of the distributor and/or retailer (the middleman) when making a purchase. The term is used to refer to purchasing directly from a manufacturer's Web site, the benefits of which are convenience, fast turnaround time and sometimes lower prices. Obviously, retail stores are very much against disintermediation. See re-intermediation.
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If Li & Fung has survived everything from British imperialism to the Internet bubble, it's not going to be disintermediated anytime soon.
In a paper titled The Revenge of the Disintermediated, Atkinson illustrates how these companies have used government as a means of domestic protectionism at an estimated annual cost of $15 billion to consumers.
The insurance companies came and disintermediated, said 'no, your relationship is with us now.
The true threat is that inaction will see the cards industry disintermediated from the future market 5
This is the most expensive part of the litigation workflow and the only component that can not be disintermediated.
It all hearkens back to a time where a direct Citizen to Citizen relationship drove the economy, rather than being disintermediated by channel and manufacturing.
These developments, and others described previously, continue expose agencies to potential to the risk that certain functions may get commoditized or that agencies themselves could be disintermediated in this broad media transition toward more consumer and advertiser control.
Without reinvention, institutions risk being disintermediated by nontraditional industries as new, previously unlikely competitors find their way into financial services.
The indirect sales channel has not received the same level of attention in the CRM world as the direct channel or the disintermediated channels of eBusiness or online help.
Wholesale carriers are being disintermediated by retail carriers as they directly connect via VOIP peering.
David Berlind of ZDNet explained that once a TV show is digitized and loaded into BitTorrent, "not only are the broadcasters completely disintermediated from the distribution of their content, so too is their adverstising business model.
Service providers need to make it easy for third-party developers to plug new services into their networks, but they must also ensure that they aren't disintermediated by those developers," she adds.