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TIME UK, London - 14 September 2010

Arthur D. Little calls on incumbent operators and regulators to change European FTTH strategy

As consumer demand for services such as high definition TV and peer-to-peer file exchange increases, Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint “FTTH: Double Squeeze of Incumbents – Forced to Partner?" provides insight into the ultra-high-speed broadband sector.  It calls on incumbent operators in Europe to change their strategy, and for governments and regulators to adjust their policies or Europe’s economic competitiveness could be impacted.

TIME UK, London - 25 August 2010

Arthur D. Little: Telecoms operators can increase EBITDA by focussing on customer value

In order to create long-term competitive advantage in a maturing market, telecoms operators must transform their business models to extract more value from their customer base.  This is the key finding of “Making Value Management Work, at Last”, a new report by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little that shows how operators can generate two to five percentage points of incremental EBITDA margin by doing so. [...]

Energy & Utilities UK, London - 16 August 2010

Does the government have the political will to change direction on UK energy policy? asks Arthur D. Little

The UK government’s first annual energy statement recently acknowledged the ongoing need to realign UK energy policy in order to implement an environmentally responsible, secure and cost-efficient energy infrastructure.  Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little believes that the inconsistent policies so far pursued seem destined to deliver a high cost, low quality infrastructure – and asks whether the current government is willing to turn this situation around.

Central to the government’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent below their 1990 levels by 2020 are the increase in the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources, and energy efficiency measures. In Realigning UK energy policy, Arthur D. Little analyses how realistic and cost-effective some of the measures outlined for reaching this target really are: [...]

TIME UK, London - 29 July 2010

Arthur D. Little: Telecoms operators prepare to tap into the Smart Grid

A strong opportunity exists for telecoms operators to enter the power market by providing backbone infrastructure for smart grids. This is the core finding of a new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little – “Smart Grid opportunities for telcos” – in which experts analyse a range of business models in the context of smart grid adoption, and evaluate their attractiveness and feasibility for telecoms operators.  The consultancy has additionally developed a “future grid strategy kit” for telecoms operators to help them to prepare for a successful entry into the power market. [...]

TIME UAE, Dubai - 28 July 2010

Arthur D. Little: M-payments in M-BRIC to reach approximately USD 60bn by 2015

The time is right for service providers to enter M-BRIC m-payment markets, according to a recent study by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little. While only 32 million people in M-BRIC currently use mobile financial services, Arthur D. Little projects that this number will increase to 290 million users by 2015.

According to "M-Payments in M-BRIC", mobile financial services are currently experiencing a global surge. While every second person owns a mobile device in M-BRIC countries, 70 per cent of their population is currently excluded from the banking sector.  As such, there is great potential for new entrants to actively shape the local m-payment market. [...]

Information Management UK, London - 19 July 2010

Arthur D. Little: Putting IT governance at the top of the agenda

Now is the time for corporations to make fundamental changes to the way they organise business IT, with 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs pointing towards an overhaul in IT governance. This is the key finding of a study of 63 large corporations by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little. The consultancy has developed an approach to provide companies with the means for optimising IT governance.

Over recent years, corporate governance has become mandatory. As a subset of corporate governance, IT governance has made its way up the corporate agenda. With many IT organizations in survival mode due to the economic crisis, Arthur D. Little believes this is the time to align IT with business to overcome a period of hibernation and in preparation for economic growth. [...]

Energy & Utilities UK, London - 29 June 2010

Is nuclear new build more a management than a technology challenge? asks Arthur D. Little

Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has produced a major new study that examines the management and technology issues facing nuclear new build projects and provides a comprehensive framework to help owners overcome potential obstacles and reduce risk. "Nuclear New Build Unveiled" analyzes the current status of and trends within the nuclear industry, particularly in the context of many projects being run on very tight time schedules by teams with little or no experience of nuclear new build.

The study concludes that, besides its technical complexity, the management issues of a nuclear new build are often underestimated and call for professional management of the venture. [...]

UK, London - 23 June 2010

Arthur D. Little: Business is back in business

The majority of CXOs across all industries predict businesses will return to pre-crisis activity levels by the end of 2011. This is the finding of a survey by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little of 338 executives worldwide, with 71 per cent of CXOs believing their businesses will fully recover. This is a more prudent outlook compared to the consultancy’s survey conducted last year, where 84 per cent of executives predicted this result. Yet, the popular notion of the “new normal”, commonly referring to a downsizing of the global economy, has been shown to have few adherents, with 75 per cent of executives estimating growth to be at least as high as before the crisis took hold.

Executives’ optimism is linked to the lasting benefits of the fundamental restructuring that businesses could not avoid. These include lower working capital, higher productivity through redundancies, re-engineered processes, higher capacity through cutbacks, and a rationalized manufacturing and logistics footprint – going back to basics.

Spain, Madrid - 02 June 2010

Arthur D. Little announces the Appointment of Carlos Abad as New Managing Director in Spain

Arthur D. Little, the leading global management consultancy linking strategy, technology, and innovation, is pleased to announce that Carlos Abad has joined the firm as Managing Director of Arthur D. Little Spain.

Abad is a prominent figure in the Spanish business environment and well recognized as an independent consultant and advisor. He is also a member on the Board of Directors of the Spanish business association (Círculo de Empresarios) where he has been heavily involved in the promotion of new business enterprise. [...]

China, Beijing - 02 June 2010

Arthur D. Little China appoints Michael Tse as director

Arthur D. Little (ADL), the leading global management consultancy, linking strategy, technology and innovation, is pleased to announce that Michael Tse has joined the firm as director of ADL China.  Michael has over 20 years of experience in industry and management consulting in Greater China, Asia and the US.  His prior consulting experience includes leadership roles at Accenture and A.T. Kearney with a focus on supply chain management, operations excellence, transformation & restructuring and growth strategy.

Dr Thomas Schiller, Arthur D. Little China’s Managing Director, states: “This is an exciting time for Arthur D. Little as we continue to strengthen and broaden our firm's position in China. Michael’s experience and background will provide our clients in the FMCG, retail, electronics and transportation industries with unique competitive advantages.  We welcome Michael to our team and look forward to his insights and determination to deliver unparalleled growth and value for our clients in China.” [...]

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