Automotive Germany | Automobilwoche | 15 November 2010

Bad recommendation

When it comes to captive insurances, Germany’s large car manufacturers feature quite a large backlog. The extension of additional aftersales-services would be of great importance in order to tap further revenues. However, there are only a few licensed dealers capable of selling the respective captive insurances to privat buyers or business customers. "Thereby, the licensed dealers do not make use of the potential, because combined offers for insurances, leasing and finance products can be very attractive not only for customers looking for a new car but also for buyers of used cars", says Dr. Andreas Gissler, Automotive-expert at Arthur D. Little.

Energy & Utilities UK | Financial Times | 01 November 2010

Energy Supplement – Investors aim to profit from US experience

In a special printed report on the latest energy issues/topics Sheila McNulty discusses the partnerships between US small gas producers and foreigners and how they have led to billions of dollars worth of investments. The article includes a short quote from Joe Coote following an interview with the reporter.

Chemicals UK | FT.com | 29 October 2010

Shale gas extraction: Investors aim to profit from US experience

Sheila McNulty from the FT discusses the issue of US gas producers partnering with foreigners to join their drilling programmes on US shale fields. The article puts forward the notion that the US government should provide incentives for domestic companies to use gas to replace dirtier coal in power plants. Joe Coote is quoted as saying this is a “tremendous resource for the nation.”

Strategy & Organization UK | Computer Weekly | 29 October 2010

White Paper: Manage IT as a competitive weapon

This leading technology publication reviews Arthur D. Little and Volvo’s joint white paper on the need for board executives to see IT as a competitive weapon and recognise the importance of making the right IT investment choices. The piece includes an image of the white paper and a download button to access the full report from Arthur D. Little’s website.

Automotive Germany | Automobilwoche | 18 October 2010

Fight for the fleet market

Regarding the after-sales market, OEM’s turnover seems to melt - particularly independent service networks as they try to gain a larger share of the business in the fleet service market. At least that‘s the result of a recent Arthur D. Little study. “As soon as these independent networks succeed in fortifying their brand and become more well-known, OEMs will lose further market share,” says Andreas Gissler, Automotive expert from Arthur D. Little.

Automotive Germany | Financial Times Deutschland | 15 October 2010

Net-car

Internet access in cars is still in its infancy. Several OEMs and IT-firms therefore strive to get wireless access in cars as a standard feature. Nonetheless, Stefan Lippautz, Director in the Automotive Practice from Arthur D. Little remains sceptical, he says “As long as there are no cutting-edge applications for the internet in the car, OEMs will be reserved, as these gimmicks skyrocket the costs”.

TIME Germany | Financial Times Deutschland | 15 October 2010

Knowledge in the clouds

Companies incrementally use third-party-servers for their own IT needs. “There is still a lot of potential to tap,” says Volker Pfirsching. “Companies not only save up to 30 per cent of their working time, but also up to 35 per cent of their IT costs”, continues Arthur D. Little’s IT Principal.

TIME France | Le Figaro Economie | 04 October 2010

NRJ is not for selling

NRJ, the media group, wants to set up a new TV channel on the cable network. The group already has three TV channels: NRJ 12, NRJ Hit and NRJ Paris. To launch his project, Jean Paul Baudecroux, CEO, has used the results of an Arthur D Little Study carried out five years ago.

Chemicals UK | Journal of Petroleum Technology | 01 October 2010

R&D Investment Trends and the Rise of NOCs

Questions have been raised about the current business model for international oil companies. Dealing with increasingly complex oil fields, some have argued that IOCs can maintain competitive advantage by leveraging internal technology competence. Ben Thuriaux Aleman, Sam Salisbury and Paolo Dutto discuss in a three page contributed article.

TIME UK | Computer Business Review | 27 September 2010

Its time the business learned to speak the language of IT

This article is a review of a combined white paper from Arthur D. Little and Volvo on how IT should be viewed as a competitive weapon in the boardroom armoury rather than merely a business function. The article also discusses ADL’s IT Solution Portfolio Management Model and encourages all readers to click through and read the full report.

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