Automotive UK | Reuters.com | 31 October 2011

Arthur D. Little Identifies Solutions for the Future of Urban Mobility

Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint entitled ‘The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050,’ identifies three strategies that cities need to implement to meet the urban mobility challenge: Network the system, rethink the system and establish sustainable core.

UK | inQuid | 19 October 2011

125 Years of Innovation Management and Still Going Strong

125 years have passed since the first innovation management company was established. In these years, Arthur D. Little has played a pivotal role in almost all major innovations that have changed the world. As a leader in linking strategy, technology and innovation, Arthur D. Little believes the future of innovation management and successful business lies in five key aspects: customer-based innovation, proactive business model innovation, frugal innovation, high-speed/low-risk innovation and integrated innovation.

UK | Forbes | 17 October 2011

Innovation: What’s New?

Arthur D. Little’s latest report entitled ‘The New Face of Innovation’ identifies five new advances in the innovation practice: adoption of design thinking, the Tsunami of co-creation, strategically choosing to capture value rather than creating it, closer value-chain collaboration leading to faster innovation and inclusive probing of uncertain futures via lead users.

| Engineering and Technology | 01 October 2011

Innovation Management- which future to choose?

Richard Eager, Director of UK Technology and Innovation Practice at Arthur D. Little, says the most successful companies of the next decade will be the ones who get a handle on the right approach to innovation. Mr Eager identifies five interrelated innovation management concepts as the most important: customer-based innovation, proactive business model innovation, frugal innovation, high-speed/low-risk innovation and integrated innovation.

Energy & Utilities UK | UK Reuters.com | 28 September 2011

Nuclear shutdown costs mount in Germany

Germany’s four operators of nuclear power stations are to face a bill of 18 billion Euros for decommissioning the country’s reactors.  Total costs might top the 32.5 billion Euros that companies have set aside for expenses relating to the shutdown. Arthur D. Little says this is because the cost of storing nuclear waste produced during the lifetime of the 17 facilities are excluded from estimates.

TIME Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 27 September 2011

Online-advertising: double-digit growth expected

Despite the crisis of the Euro and fears from the looming recession, the online-advertising industry continues to celebrate. In Germany alone, it is estimated EUR 3.5 billion has been spent in 2011 for advertising on the internet. This is a growth rate of 16 per cent. The growth will be further ramped up by the trend for more mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers. This is the finding of a current Arthur D. Little-analysis which includes input from around 200 media experts. Moreover, 80% of respondents expect the convergence of TV and the Internet.

TIME Germany | Focus | 26 September 2011

Invoice on my smartphone, please

Google Wallet is one of Google’s newer offerings. With this payment-service, the Californians are not only attacking banks but also mobile service companies. Meanwhile, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and O2 are all working on their own concepts. “The digital moneybag is a multi-billion-market, we see growth rates of 80 per cent per year“, says Nicolai Schaettgen from Arthur D. Little. Mobile service firms and commercial banks often neglected this trend by now, says Schaettgen.

Automotive Germany | Financial Times Deutschland | 09 September 2011

New mobility models

Larger cities often suffer from congestion due to limited space for parking lots. “Therefore, cars predominantly cannot solve the traffic-related problems within cities“, states Stefan Lippautz, an Arthur D. Little mobility-expert. He advises OEMs to invest into new business segments and names BMW as an example; the Bavarians already cooperate with the New York-based company Mycityway, which has an App that suggests the easiest and fastest means of transport – and often, this is not a car.

Chemicals UK | ICIS Chemical Business | 05 September 2011

The New Chemical Renaissance

Arthur D. Little says significant social and economic forces are reshaping chemical markets and creating new opportunities via portfolio and product innovation. Arthur D. Little foresees these developments leading to a chemical renaissance that will benefit global players and assets centred on North America, prompting continued restructuring and consolidation of the chemical industry.

TIME Germany | Computerwoche | 01 September 2011

Networked Society City Index

The Networked Society City Index is a new ranking that tries to convey the correlation between investments in information- and communication technologies (ICT) and the ecological, economical and social developments of a city. Developed by equipment manufacturer Ericsson and Arthur D. Little, the index shows that cities investing more than the average in ICT-infrastructure are as a rule leading in areas like infrastructure, environment protection, public security and healthcare. Singapore, Stockholm and Seoul rank 1-3 proving that ICT-investments make a significant contribution to making urban cities not only wealthier, but also more worth living in.

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