Throughout history, enterprise-sized companies have experienced numerous threats that have caused major setbacks, including closing their doors to business, sometimes even permanently. The threats have increased and progressed in sophistication as time has passed. This infographic illustrates a historical timeline of the threats to an enterprise. From the East India Company to nowadays, many enterprise businesses had difficulties and minor financial results. The infographic below provides several examples of enterprise companies such as Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, Woolworth’s, Montgomery Ward, Stutz Motor Company, Enron and Blockbuster. For instance, the government regulations helped Standard Oil to become a monopoly but after the United States Supreme Court rule Standard Oil became an illegal monopoly. Similarly, the cheap imports and unions cost U.S. Steel billions of dollars and a major market share.
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