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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.” [...]

TIME UK, London - 27 May 2010

DRM must evolve to satisfy needs of both content owners and end users or face abandonment, says Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little's new report, "Untying the Gordian Knot", examines the current state of play in digital rights management (DRM) and concludes that systems must evolve to deliver both acceptable content protection for owners and maximum interoperability for users, otherwise DRM may be abandoned altogether.

While DRM has been used since the early days of digital content distribution, it has long been a source of controversy, with complex proprietary systems creating integration headaches for manufacturers and distributors, and preventing end users from legitimately sharing content across different devices and platforms.  The rise of digital piracy can even be part-blamed on the inflexibility of traditional DRM systems, with users resorting to file sharing as not only the cheapest, but also easiest way of accessing and sharing content. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 04 May 2010

Arthur D. Little: Electro-mobility players must do more to develop business models

Green market challenge goes beyond developing new technology

In the current automotive crisis, everyone is plugging into electro-mobility. However, little focus is placed upon developing adequate business models. According to “Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field”, the latest automotive Viewpoint from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, OEMs, utilities, infrastructure, leasing companies and service providers will all be competing for consumers’ mobility budgets and must identify the right business model to fully capitalise on the green market. [...]

Technology & Innovation Management UK, London - 15 April 2010

Arthur D. Little: Creating competitive advantage by transforming data into intelligence

New report outlines the necessity to imbed a clear intelligence management system into core business

In today’s high-risk world, foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they happen is the ideal many executives strive toward.  As business environments move at a rapid pace, making the most of the increased volumes of available market and customer data has becomebusiness critical, a new report from management consultancy Arthur D. Little warns. [...]

TIME France, Paris - 13 April 2010

European mobile operator revenues can stabilise from 2010 onwards driven by growth in mobile data according to joint report from Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas

"Mobile Internet: blessing or curse?” predicts improvement in mobile industry performance driven by accelerating smartphone penetration and control of CAPEX over the mid-term

  • Key points:
    • Mobile internet revenue growth could stabilise operators’ revenues from late 2010 fuelled by accelerating smartphone and mobile broadband markets
    • Operators need to encourage a more balanced smartphone market to ease the pressure on margins
    • Despite expected huge traffic growth, CAPEX should remain under control in the mid-term thanks to HSPA+ technologies and traffic offload to fixed-line networks

TIME UK, London - 31 March 2010

Central and Eastern European telecom operators take bold approach in broadband market and beyond, Arthur D. Little finds

  • While DSL has been the dominant fixed broadband technology in the EU, the CEE experience has confirmed that other technologies, such as wifi, LAN, and FTTx, may better fit local markets
  • Spectrum licences represent major opportunity for new players to enter the market, and for current players to expand their service offerings
  • Pay TV and telecom operators are reacting to increasing competition by expanding their services and diversifying revenues

Arthur D. Little’s new report, “Space for Creativity: Innovative Solutions in Central and Eastern European Telecommunications", has revealed that operators in CEE have often deployed new innovative technologies earlier and faster than their Western European counterparts. This bold approach has driven growth in the broadband market, contributed to the ascendancy of mobile telecommunications, and effaced the line between telecom companies and TV operators. [...]

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