TIME USA | Forbes | 03 August 2013

Why Enterprises Need To Address The Mobile Trust Gap

In this article business publication Forbes discusses the question of employee data security and the use of employee's own devices. The article also mentions the role of 4G LTE and Arthur D. Little's study on the Business Benefits of 4G LT.

TIME UK | Forbes | 03 August 2013

What enterprises need to address the mobile trust gap

Forbes’ Louis Columbus considers the role of employee trust in effective corporate cloud computing, supported by a comprehensive study from Arthur D Little on the business benefits of 4G LTE. The  study is used to demonstrate the relevance and importance of 4G in the workplace. The global research spans the US, Germany, Australia and South Korea. Despite the demonstrable importance of workers’ own devices, the article shows a lack of knowledge and trust from employees over how much personal data can be viewed by employers. If businesses are to realize the benefits presented by the Arthur D. Little research, they must overcome this challenge.

Energy & Utilities Germany | Handelsblatt | 31 July 2013

Upswing with nuclear power plants’ deconstruction business

Firms specializing in deconstruction expect large volumes of assignments in Germany from 2016 onwards. Respective nuclear power plants will be free from nuclear fuel and will be ready for dismantling. Depending on the size and type of each reactor, costs for deconstruction range from 200 to 900 million Euros. According to analysis from management consultancy Arthur D. Little, Germany’s four largest energy companies will have to spend at least 18 billion dismantling the 17 nuclear power plants.

UK | europerbusinessreview.eu | 26 July 2013

Innovativeness requires a climate of trust

Tom Sommerlatte and Wilhelm Lerner from ADL write concerning the mismatch between the intellectually best solution that emerges through innovation and the implantation of that solution. The gap, research has shown, is caused by the strong link between the climate of trust and an organisation’s innovation performance. In ADL’s Global Innovation Excellence Study, it became apparent that maintaining a lead in innovation performance is more difficult and success is determined by the ability to mobilise the whole organisation to develop new ideas. For the whole organisation to develop new ideas and increase innovation performance there must be a climate of trust, which recent research shows is in decline.

TIME Germany | Focus | 23 July 2013

Rise in turnover and jobs

About a quarter of Germany’s economic growth results from the internet. Online-dealers contribute the largest share with Amazon being the most important player. “The Americans have expanded their market leadership as a result of economies of scale,” stresses Dr Nicolai Schaettgen from Arthur D. Little.

UK | The Daily Telegraph | 10 July 2013

Powering a business boom

Olaf Swantee (CEO of EE) comments on the mass change consumers have seen in the past decade with regards to technology. The next decade, he continues, will see business opportunities grow due to the technology sector delivering a range of superfast, secure and always-on innovations to meet the exacting and high standards of the industry. Furthermore, he believes that a transformation in terms of productivity of UK businesses has already begun. A report by ADL says that technological advances such as superfast 4G will unleash the potential of businesses, and ensure that “connectivity will no longer be a barrier to realising the benefits of enterprise mobility”. ADL’s report dictates that benefits such as increased sales; improved customer service; productivity gains; direct cost reductions; improved employee motivation and better decision-making will arise from this.

Technology & Innovation Management UK | The Times | 08 July 2013

Ticking time bomb for project management

Many companies are wondering where the next wave of growth is coming from. One thing is clear though, it will most certainly come from the development of new products and services. This is one of the results of Arthur D. Little's 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study. While 68 per cent of global executives believe that innovation is more important now than prior to the recession, a staggering 80 per cent see much room for improvement in their own tracking and monitoring of innovation performance. The way in which innovation is managed has therefore become more crucial than ever.

UK | The Times | 08 July 2013

Ticking time bomb for project management

The Times dictate, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), that one source of economic growth is going to come from emerging economies. The development of new products and services are the suspected main contributors of this new growth. Management consultancy Arthur D. Little found in its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study that 80% of organisations are not content with their tracking and monitoring of innovation performance. Project management roles will become particularly important if emerging economies want to meet business goals. Project Management Institute (PMI) research highlights that business goals are not being met due to poor project management. They noticed that organisations with formalised project management practices have positive outcomes as they ensure the right set-up is in place for individual projects as well as enabling experience and knowledge around project management to be passed on. Therefore the message is simple: organisations should put in place processes and systems to develop project management skills because they will be 14 times more likely to achieve the results they want.

Travel & Transportation UK | Rail Technology | 01 July 2013

Launch of Achilles Link-up set to save industry £5.5m per year

Achilles, the global supply chain management company, expects to save the UK rail industry more than £5.5m per year through the launch of Link-up Engage – the advanced portal used to register and prequalify suppliers. The innovation comes after the ADL report, produced on behalf of RSSB, revealed that improving supplier assurance processes in rail could save the industry £35m per year. Peter Rowlands is the assurance manager at Alan Dick Communications – a buyer and supplier member of Achilles Link-up. Speaking about the launch of Link-Up Engage he said, “Link –up Engage is a better reflection of the industry and more truly represents its capability and depth. It caters for the larger operations with the greater capability right through to a lone supplier with a single product. It enables all 115 buyers on the system to see and select suppliers based on clear and relevant information and all suppliers – however small, to be visible to the industry in the best possible light.”

TIME Germany | Handelsblatt | 26 June 2013

Internet boosts jobs in Germany ADL-study says

The internet economy is expected to double annually until 2016. According to a joint study between global consultancy Arthur D. Little and an association of the German internet industry, turnover will rise between 10.9 and 12.3 per cent to 87.4 billion Euro per year. Moreover, the growth will yield some 80,000 new workplaces. “We see quite a lot of opportunity for all medium-sized businesses to fill niches here” says Arthur D. Little-consultant Lars Riegel.

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