UK | The Financial Times-Business of Consulting | 16 November 2009

"Daily rates fail to match fall in demands"

Consultancy today is a buyer’s market and the boom days of more demand than the industry can satisfy seems a long way off; in fact firms are facing a much tougher world. Mark Mulcahey contributes to this by saying; "The genuine expertise, innovation, and creativity that once attracted the best and brightest graduates to careers in consultancy are fading at the hands of procurement-driven purchasing behavior."

UK | Financial Times-Business of Consulting | 16 November 2009

"Profession is through worst of times"

While we are not yet through the period of crisis, and the early signs of economic recovery remain pretty feeble, nonetheless something almost like optimism is beginning to emerge in some consulting firms. Dr. Michael Traem is quoted in the article saying; "We have experienced the worst and are already seeing clients migrate back from pure cost-cutting initiatives to strategy projects." He goes on to describe how the economic downturn has brought about a healthy rethink regarding his profession especially in relation to clients.

France | PC World. Fr | 13 November 2009

Arthur D. Little's piece of advice: avoid delays in innovation after a merger

According to Arthur D. Little, now that M&A activity is starting again, a merger should always be thought through thoroughly. Otherwise, there is a risk of delaying the launch of new products and innovation teams are likely to lose motivation and efficiency. Arthur D. Little points out the common pitfalls and suggests 4 different types of solutions.

Germany | Handelsblatt | 12 November 2009

Emirates can feel the upturn

Impulses for economic growth in the international aviation industy recently come from the Middle East, especially Emirates Airlines based in Dubai who are planning to expand further. The Middle East-carriers can make more use of the economic upturn in Asia than their competitors from Europe and the US, because the former have a higher sales turnover in Asia than the latter.

Germany | Financial Times Deutschland | 11 November 2009

Leasing growth comes to an end

Year after year the leasing industry was used to set new records. As a result of 2009’s recession, leasing companies do not only suffer from a lower demand but also from a lack of new leasing contracts. Some players will not have any chance for new business in the future. If those players did not prepare for these hard times, they would vanish into thin air, says Thiemo Rehländer. The overall industry is therefore on the verge of consolidation, adds the finace expert from Arthur D. Little.

Switzerland | Tages-Anzeiger | 10 November 2009

Es kommen weniger Auslandfirmen

Arthur D. Little Switzerland created a huge media interest with it's "Headquarter on the move" study about trends in Headquarters relocations and Headquarters redesign. This article with citations from Thiemo Rehländer was published in one of the most high-circulation daily newspapers in Switzerland.

France | PC World. fr | 09 November 2009

Arthur D Little and Dubai Internet City strongly advise MENA telecom operators to take the carbon issue seriously

According to Arthur D. Little’s recent study, telecom operators should feel more concerned about carbon legislation. Arthur D. Little provides them with recommendations to help them differentiate themselves from their competitors by developing their strategies of "green" products and integrating sustainable initiatives within their business.

Switzerland | NZZ Fokus | 09 November 2009

Siegeszug der Breitband-Verbindungen

NZZ Fokus is a focus dossier of the daily newspaper "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" and combines the best articles about telecommunication during the last few years. Arthur D. Little managed to appear with an article about our Global Broadband Report 2005 in this prestigious edition.

Spain | El Economista | 06 November 2009

Industry beats Services

This article explains how and why Industry firms apply Energy Efficiency measures much more intensively than Services firms. Antonio España, Principal from Arthur D. Little’s Energy Practice in Spain, was interviewed on the issue and explained energy has a greater impact on Industry firms P&L and therefore these firms pay much more attention to energy saving actions and programmes. Antonio adds the rise in energy prices has also increased the attention Spanish Firms pay to their energy bills.

Italy | Emirates Business | 05 November 2009

Green initiatives are not high on Gulf telecoms firms' agenda

This article explains Arthur D. Little’s survey on Telecoms companies in the MENA region. Slim Saidi from Arthur D. Little declares that carbon and energy management must be at the top of the agenda, particularly with Copenhagen on the horizon which may change the market.

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