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Winning the Merger Decathlon

A Guide to Mastering the Ten Challenges of the M&A Process

Just as winning the Olympic decathlon requires a combination of strength, endurance and technical skill, so mergers require organisations and individuals to excel in a broad range of disciplines. By mastering the challenges of the "merger decathlon", organisations can improve their chance...
Strategy

Mobile Vertical Applications - Driving Enterprise Mobility

The mobile application landscape is diverse, with applications aimed at a variety of end-user types and ranging from relatively standard “horizontal” solutions through to highly-specialised applications that serve a specific industry need. While it is only relatively recently that some sectors have...
Automotive, Technology & innovation management

Winning the Retail Game

Dealer performance as a success factor

With cut-throat competition characterising stagnant automotive retail markets,  high-performing dealer networks are becoming essential to OEMs' market success. Although automotive manufacturers invest heavily in developing and training their retail partners, many programmes do not generate the...

Construction Trade Convergence

The trend towards energy efficiency, “green building” solutions, renovation or value-added services, means that previously distinct construction trades and value chain structures are beginning to converge. Established construction companies, material suppliers or technical building equipment...
Marketing & sales

Marketing & Sales Excellence

Over the last years, more than 130 mainly internationally operating companies have already participated in the regularly updated study. Comparison of the cross-industry insights allows for new starting points to achieve Marketing & Sales Excellence according to best in class performance of...
Strategy

LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies

Strategic Options for Mobile Operators in Dynamic 4G Mobile Markets

These options are linked to their network deployment strategies and are increasingly implemented via network cooperation agreements. By choosing smart spectrum and network deployment strategies, operators can improve their position in dynamic 4G markets.Spectrum auctions in Europe indicate LTE will...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Beyond Voice: A Survey of Voice-Enhanced Services

Arthur D. Little and VMA, the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services, have conducted a pan-European survey on voice enhanced services offered by operators. The objectives of the survey were to assess the availability of features and services in the various European markets, measure...

Strategic Planning for Telecom Companies 2005

Arthur D. Little has conducted a global study to analyse the various approaches to planning strategies in the telecoms industry. 24 high profile interviews were conducted in 20 countries such as the USA, Germany, UK, South Korea and Japan' with 18 incumbent operators participating in this...

Deregulation of the telecom sector

Deregulation is being discussed in many countries as a means to provide incentives for investments into new infrastructure. This includes the EU, where deregulation is likely to be brought forward as one aspect of the forthcoming review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications...

Mobilizing Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Solutions have reached a development stage in which they can bring considerable benefits to companies. Arthur D. Little and the communications solutions provider, Ericsson, recently conducted a joint survey of current trends in Mobile Enterprise Solutions. The study found that...