Germany | Harvard Businessmanager Online | 25 February 2010


A dear commodity

Any company’s supply chain may easily be affected in summer months during water draughts that occur in some countries. A recent study by Arthur D. Little on the water margin pointed out four main pillars concerning water supply: disruption of business processes, as water shortages endanger the manufacturing and transport processes. Moreover, there are threats to reputation damages in the event of proven pollution by a company. Furthermore, government regulations request a permanent adjustment to production processes and finally, finance institutes render considerable and sustainable water-handling a condition for attractive credits.

UK | Financial Times | 24 February 2010

Prepare for take-off

In an article discussing the right strategies for growth before a business can hope to prosper again, Stefan Stern references Arthur D. Little’s "Ten management priorities for today and tomorrow" PRISM article.

France | Le Nouvel Economiste | 18 February 2010

Freemium the free product is a real money maker

According to Didier Levy, Director of the Telecom Practice at Arthur D. Little Paris, a product that is first given or rented can lead to a paid service. For instance, a mobile phone is given for free for every contract signed, you can get an I-pad if you subscribe to newspapers.

Austria | Format | 17 February 2010

"Controversies about the digital dividend"

The business weekly Format presents the new Telekom trends for 2010 in great detail. Karim Taga is the only consultant, who is quoted on the topic Digital Dividend. His main message, "Splitting up infrastructure is an international trend, which is going to reach Austria as well."

France | Le Monde | 13 February 2010

Low cost ISPs have launched cheaper Internet access but with less features

Didier Levy, Director of the Telecom Practice at Arthur D. Little Paris, confirms that the price to have broadband plus TV plus telephone has been around €30 per month for some time now. To gain more customers, Operators are testing new and innovating packages. Numericable and Bouygues Telecom among others have entered the market by segmenting it and by offering various deals.

UK | FT Energy Source | 11 February 2010

Another carbon index shows industry remains keen

Full page write-up following the Global Carbon Equity Index launch announcement. This includes a quote from Davide Vassallo.

France | L'usine Nouvelle | 04 February 2010

Sanofi Aventis has laid off part of its R&D Staff

Fourteen months after the arrival of its new managing director, Sanofi Aventis has started the transformation of its research models. One of the challenges of these models is to master its complexity: Frederic Thomas, Associate Director at Arthur D Little brings up an important question: how to coordinate all this and who will make the decision at global level to continue or abortp a project.

Germany | Focus Money | 03 February 2010

Why do we fly?

The international aviation industry expects to lose $5.6bn in 2010. Rising operational costs and current overcapacities are seen as the major problems. There are still too many airlines in the market. Governments often fund their national airlines so that natural shake-outs don’t work. This is one of the results of a recent survey by Arthur D. Little.

Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 02 February 2010

Internet-economy expects upswing

A recent study by Arthur D. Little on the German internet economy shows that German internet companies have a positive outlook on the future: "Their growth will continue in the near future" forecasts Juergen Morath from ADL who coordinated the study with the ‘association of German Internet-Economy'. "Whereas online-retailers will still grow, those who provide the infrastructure will face problems keeping to their margins", foresees the expert.

Germany | Handelsblatt | 02 February 2010

Airlines becoming ever more alike

The business models of the airline industry are fast getting ever more alike as a result of the crisis in the aviation industry and in conjunction', i.e. charging for some services that were formerly included is 'en vogue'. "When it comes to costs though, there is still a tremendous difference between budget airlines and the traditional players", comments Nathan Zielke, Arthur D. Little’s leader of their Aviation Competence Center

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