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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. [...]

UK, London - 25 March 2010

Arthur D. Little: Top global innovators identified

New report urges businesses to benchmark innovation against top global companies

Global executives admire Google, Apple and GE as the world's most innovative companies, a study from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has revealed.  In its bi-annual survey of 400 global companies, the consultancy compared innovation capacity against the average by industry. [...]

UK, London - 04 March 2010

Arthur D. Little: Transforming public R&D for a post-recession world

New report warns research and technology institutes to collaborate and modernise in order to meet challenges of globalisation and a resource-constrained future

Traditional state-run research and technology institutes (RTIs) face significant challenges and in some cases extinction, warns a new report from management consultancy Arthur D. Little.  With the global recession signalling cuts in state funding, more demanding industry customers and governments facing complex policy issues such as the low-carbon economy, RTIs today face a new set of challenges. [...]

TIME UK, London - 02 March 2010

Arthur D. Little: Cost reduction in the telecom industry

Report warns: operators must act to escape from the low-profit spiral

The European telecoms industry is at risk of becoming a low profit business. The new study "Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry" from the management consultancy Arthur D. Little warns that cost management must become an even stronger focus for wireless and wireline operators.

Italy, Milan - 01 February 2010

ECPI and Arthur D. Little launch global carbon equity index

Index highlights companies best-equipped to prosper in tougher climate legislation environment

ECPI, the leading sustainability research and ESG index construction company, has announced the launch of its global carbon equity index. [...]

Energy & Utilities UK, London - 17 December 2009

Arthur D. Little: Time for change – new asset management practices needed at international oil companies

New report reveals oil companies need practical measures to deal with the complex changes in delivering reserves replacement

A new report by Arthur D. Little urges international oil companies (IOCs) to rethink traditional models of asset management and consider moving towards a more integrated and cross-asset view in order to ensure long-term success in a changing marketplace. In “Time for Change – Oil Company Asset Management,” the consultancy’s Energy and Sustainability practices argue that traditional asset-based organisation and asset lifecycle management systems are not sufficient for the road ahead. [...]

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