Germany | Manager Magazin Online | 03 May 2010

The World is not Enough

Google and apple aggressively attack the established business models of German companies. About seven per cent of Germany’s economic performance shall be under pressure due to their threatening strategies, according to an Arthur D. Little study. In several branches, such as telecommunications or the music industry, 20 per cent per year is at stake, mainly due to the inte

UK | Excellence in Leadership | 01 May 2010

Five steps to success

A three page review of Michael Traem’s Innovate Your Company, the article highlights how Traem uses his extensive R&D and consultancy experience to look at the many influences driving the modern economy. Traem outlines seven basic trends companies cannot afford to ignore, and five corresponding innovation success fac

Germany | Handelsblatt | 30 April 2010

German government provides start-up aid for E-cars

German railways have the chance to take over a frontrunner role with the removal of electric mobility. Their presence in large hubs allows the German railways not only to build up the necessary infrastructure for electrically pursued vehicles, but also to respond directly to customers if they want to go into town. This is one of the results of a study which Arthur D. Little will present shortly. However, because the forecast for the E-car market volume sways between 2 and 25 percent, the car manufacturers are still unsure about their engagement, explains Marc Winter

France | Israel Valley | 29 April 2010

University : Sciences and R&D projects

A delegation of Israeli students will be in Paris on May 2nd and 3rd 2010 for Euro-project. This visit will help validate the projects developed by ESCP Europe, an international business school based in Paris, France and The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa Is

UK | Total Telecom | 29 April 2010

Net neutrality is ‘Communism’ in the network

This article details Arthur D Little’s advice to operators against treating all web traffic equally, comparing network neutrality to communism. The article quotes comments made by both Klaus von den Hoff and Ansgar Schlautmann, following the panel session hosted by Arthur D Little in Lo

UK | Total Telecom | 28 April 2010

Mobile traffic offload is not free

This was the lead article on the publication’s website and highlights various warnings about the cost of routing mobile traffic via fixed networks and the need for the cost to be passed on. The piece also discusses how non-integrated operators are still at a disadvantage. This article directly followed the UK’s Exane breakfast briefing event in London where the editor of the publication was pre

Germany | Bild Online Trade Fair | 25 April 2010

AutoChina 2010

Germans accelerate!

Today, China is the biggest automotive market in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that all German producers show up at the "AutoChina 2010". The enthusiasm for German engineer's art seems to be particularly distinctive among the Chinese. Therefore, even for 2010, a sales increase of 25 percent can be calculated, says Jiang Chonglong, manager at Arthur D. Little. As one major reason for this, the Chinese expert names the gigantic mobility-need of the new wealthy private buyers in C

Switzerland | Bilanz | 23 April 2010

SBB’s new procurement

The SBB, Switzerland’s biggest travel and transport company, spends 3.5 billion Swiss Franc on material purchase. Too much, said CEO Andreas Meyer who launched a reform program to unlock saving potentials in 2007. In 2009 the issues had already been reduced about 150 million franc and until 2011, further measures are supposed to occur. Today, the SBB's procurement directly connects the perspective of the engineers with the control of the costs. That is at least the judgment of Bernd Schreiber, Managing Director at Arthur D. Little Switzer

France | L' | 14 April 2010

Shall we be afraid of the Internet becoming "neutral"?

Mobile Internet traffic increase will cause access issues. It is urgent to update networks to meet consumers' demand. The Arthur D Little and Exane BNP Paribas study, explains why those investments will not be profitable until 2013. Who will have to pay the bill? Will it be Operators or Consumers? The debate has just begun…

UK | Total Telecom | 13 April 2010

Operators need not rush to deploy LTE

Following an extended interview with Didier Levy ahead of the publication of the ninth annual Exane report, Nick Wood, the editor of Total Telecom, the leading telecom publication in the UK, highlights that players should focus on upgrading HSPA networks, the need to manage demand for data services along with the impact of ‘app’ stores on the mobile marketplace, Didier Levy is heavily quoted throug

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