UK | The Times | 08 June 2010

Catching the Lean bug

This article discusses Lean in the NHS. Given rising patient expectations, an aging population and shortages of medical staff, major challenges face the healthcare sector today. Petter Kilefors is quoted at the top of this article pointing towards increasing productivity as the only solution to these problems. The article includes two graphs taken from Arthur D. Little’s PRISM “Controlling healthcare costs by improving the productivity of medical service providers.”

Germany | Internet World Business | 07 June 2010

Web-Content on all screens

Google is about to conquer yet another screen: TV. The planned service “Google TV” will be based on Android, an operating system that is already often used with smartphones. “The integration into terminals and the possibility to use TV-content with Android on the PC, mobile phone and TV will change media consumption dramatically,” says Juergen Morath from Arthur D. Little. “Moreover, Google motivates developers to design new Apps for their TV,” continues the consultant.

France | L'Expansion | 01 June 2010

The car industry is going nuts

According to Arthur D. Little, the US automotive industry financial figures will drop by 28% by 2012. There are various causes: current financial crisis, oil prices and environmental legislation.

UK | Reuters.com | 27 May 2010

DRM must evolve to satisfy needs of both content owners and end users or face abandonment, says Arthur D Little

Arthur D. Little’s new report, ‘Untying the Gordian Knot’, examines the current state of play in Digital Rights Management and concludes that systems must evolve to deliver both acceptable content protection for owners and maximum interoperability for others.

Germany | Euro am Sonntag | 22 May 2010

The rules of the rings

When it comes to real estate, the economic-geographical position of an object is vital, says Martin Wentz, Professor for urban development at the International Real Estate School of the University of Regensburg. He thereby rests upon a recent Arthur D. Little study that deals with the impact of the economic crisis on airports. In this paper the consultants recommend to invest in the inner rings of the economy adjacent to the airport cities as an effective strategy to unlock new business models and refer to the example Frankfurt. There are capital expenditures of 3.4 Billion Euros planned until 2030: hotels, medical centers and an extension of the logistic infrastructure will be ere

Germany | Wissensmanagement | 21 May 2010

Benchmarking

What top-innovators do better

Key to success with innovation is the strategic management of a product and service portfolio along with structured guidance of the management of ideas. This is one central result to the Arthur D. Little “Innovation Excellence” study which was a survey amongst more than 400 companies world

UK | The Green Market | 12 May 2010

Electric vehicles need new business models to succeed

This article discusses the need for the automotive industry to develop creative and unconventional business models to combat the higher costs of production for electric vehicles. Arthur D. Little’s ‘Winning on the E-mobility playing field’ viewpoint is discussed and Stefan Lippautz is qu

France | La Tribune | 11 May 2010

Mobile internet

A headache for operators

The use of mobile phones with Internet access is currently booming but part of the profit is not going directly to the operators. The article discusses how incomes are being split between the App Store (Apple or Google) and the Application Editor. This market amounted to 3.3 billion Euros in

France | Israel Valley | 10 May 2010

GTI lab news

This article details the work of Steeve Louzoun, Senior Consultant and Francois Deneux, Senior Partner for Arthur D. Little who are writing a book with Daniel Rouarch, the GTI Lab Director at ESCP School. This book is about “incubators of the world” in 7 countries (USA, Israël, France, Switzerland, Japan, India & Ch

France | L'Atelier | 07 May 2010

Conquering the eco mobility market demands a solid business model

The Arthur D. Little study titled “Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field” discusses what attitude automobile OEMs should adopt in order to gain access to new eco mobility mar

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