Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

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TIME October 2016

Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

The heat is on!

The topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se. They have been among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, launch corporate venture capital arms, and introduce a variety of corresponding managerial roles. However, realizing value from these innovation efforts have proved elusive. Today, professional investors shy away from start-ups whose business models build on telco collaboration, focusing instead on those disrupting the slow-moving giants. [...]

Digital Inclusion in public services

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Public Services, Technology & Innovation Management September 2016

Digital Inclusion in public services

Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion in public services

Despite investments and efforts, the performance in "connectivity" of different European regions is not homogenous. [...]

The Truck Industry in the Middle East

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Automotive, Strategy & Organization September 2016

The Truck Industry in the Middle East

Strategic growth opportunities in an underestimated region

Conventional wisdom in the truck industry is that the Middle East is mostly a budget-truck market, with a strong presence of Chinese manufacturers - but the reality is different. [...]

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

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Operations Management September 2016

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Transforming procurement into an agile, linked innovation leader and catalyst

The world is changing: decreasing levels of in-house value-add and increasing speed of market and technological changes require procurement to transform into an agile, linked innovation leader and real-time, integrated supply-chain manager. [...]

Risk September 2016

Escalating fines for safety offences

Since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines in February 2016, UK companies have seen much larger fines for health and safety violations [...]

The future of diesel engines

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Automotive, Strategy & Organization July 2016

The future of diesel engines

Diesel market share will stay above 50% in medium-upper car segments

Limits on emissions in the automotive sector are expected to become even more stringent in the future, with the US and EU leading the regulation pattern. [...]

How to unlock the hidden value of the customer?

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Automotive, Strategy & Organization July 2016

How to unlock the hidden value of the customer?

Capturing maximum customer spending through dynamic pricing and bundling

In the last two decades all OEMs have found new space for growth by leveraging additional revenue streams thataddressed downstream business and ancillary products and services. They realized that even though they were massivelyinvesting in marketing and sales activities that attempted to influence consumer perceptions in order to generate salesopportunities, they were achieving only 40% of customer spending. [...]

Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

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TIME June 2016

Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

How to move beyond fixed-mobile bundles

Fixed-mobile convergence has become a reality in Europe, driven by operators in markets within frastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts. [...]

Airport Parking

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Travel & Transportation, Strategy & Organization May 2016

Airport Parking

How to maximize customer experience and value creation from airport parking activities

Airport parking activities are an important contributor to the commercial revenue streams of airports. Airports must therefore offer attractive portfolios of parking products at the right prices to contribute to the overall experience of the airport passenger. [...]

Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services

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Technology & Innovation Management May 2016

Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services

It’s time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course

Financial companies are investing in digitalization to improve operational costs and meet client expectations, but few can claim success. In this viewpoint we argue that a vast majority of companies seem to have started digitalizing themselves aimlessly, with no clear objectives of how they want to move forward. It's time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course. [...]

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