Business-IT-Partnership: It’s complicated

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Information Management January 2017

Business-IT-Partnership: It’s complicated

Nothing runs without IT: In the era of digitalization the partnership between business and IT is more essential than ever, but the partnership is running into trouble

There is no digital future without adequate information technology.
In theory, IT should act as a business partner. As the central interface within the company, it connects all business operations and processes, forming the platform for digitalization. In reality, a perfect relationship between business and IT is rare. [...]

Beyond the best network operations!

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TIME January 2017

Beyond the best network operations!

How telecom operators can enhance network operations efficiency and customer experience

Current international industry trends predict mid-term reductions of profitability margins for telecom operators, in particularfor mature markets. This is a result of huge investments (GSMA estimates that telecom operators will invest $1.7 trillionon capex during 2014-2020) that are required to build next-generation networks in order to satisfy the data- demandexplosion and revenue reduction caused by mobile price wars and competition from OTT. [...]

Building the Smart Hospital Agenda

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Healthcare January 2017

Building the Smart Hospital Agenda

A comprehensive approach for Hospitals executives to develop their Smart Hospital Strategy and Implementation program

A number of factors have been contributing to a rapid change in care delivery models world-wide. Increasing cost of care, need to improve access to care, inherent complexity in treatment options and increasing involvement of patients in the care delivery cycles - all of these factors have fostered an environment where hospitals or other care delivery institutions have started shifting focus from treating episodes to managing overall health of patients, while focusing on overall value of care rather than efficiency. [...]

Battery Storage: Still  Too Early?

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Energy & Utilities January 2017

Battery Storage: Still Too Early?

A report by Arthur D. Little

Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business models and positions in the market in order to be resilient to these changes and benefit from them. [...]

Next Generation applications in a Gigaworld

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TIME January 2017

Next Generation applications in a Gigaworld

Liberty Global World Economic Forum 2017 Breakfast Workshop

Broadband connectivity has increased exponentially over the last 20 years and so far, end users' usage has always followed. Soon many European households will have access to very high capacity networks, bringing Gigabit speeds and high quality broadband to consumers and businesses. Embarked on a journey towards a Gigaworld, our society will see next-generation applications like "enhanced discovery", new forms of telepresence and "automated things". These families of applications are expected to be the front-runners requiring both increased bandwidth and improved quality of service. [...]

The Future of Healthcare

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Healthcare January 2017

The Future of Healthcare

How to embrace the opportunity?

Unprecedented changes are ahead of us: artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and social and commercial networks are radically changing the way we live and do business, and the impact of these changes will go above and beyond the 1990s experiments with the "dot-com" wave. [...]

Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value

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TIME January 2017

Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value

How digitalization will impact telecommunication operators’ configuration

The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly. [...]

Digital future of electrical networks

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Energy & Utilities, Technology & Innovation Management January 2017

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Digital transformation is one of the most important changes the utilities industry faces these days. This transformation is not limited to changing how companies interact with their clients, but also impacts the way they operate internally, as well as where and how value is created. [...]

Rethinking managed services group designs

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TIME January 2017

Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs. [...]

Telecom retail & consumer  Protection

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TIME January 2017

Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions). [...]

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