Digital Signatures

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TIME June 2014

Digital Signatures

Paving the Way to a Digital Europe

Digital signature solutions are quickly replacing paper-based signatures and have the potential to dominate signature-related processes. The financial services industry is the pioneer in the adoption and development of digital signature solutions, and we expect other industries, such as telecommunication, commerce, utilities, notaries and healthcare, to follow soon. The primary benefits of digital signatures include increased efficiency, lower costs and increased customer satisfaction. [...]

Healthcare Innovation

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Healthcare June 2014

Healthcare Innovation

Value Creation in a Patient-Centric Healthcare Ecosystem

The rapid growth of specialty pharmaceuticals is creating structural changes across the entire healthcare landscape. Substantial differences between specialty and traditional pharmaceuticals – not only structurally and chemically but often in terms of distribution, marketing, and regulation – are creating new market opportunities while simultaneously challenging the current healthcare ecosystem. [...]

The Future of Active Safety

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Automotive, Risk May 2014

The Future of Active Safety

The next steps towards autonomous driving

Active safety and driver assistance systems are taking big steps towards greater autonomy, as systems are becoming increasingly “connected” and algorithms to process the data are becoming more and more advanced. Nissan has announced plans to develop a fully autonomous car by 2020, Volvo aspires to have autonomous cars on roads by 2017, Mercedes demonstrated its self-driving S-class in 2013, and Google has been testing its self-driving car on Californian roads since 2012 for a planned product launch by 2018. [...]

Leveraging ICT for a World-Class Education System

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Technology & Innovation Management May 2014

Leveraging ICT for a World-Class Education System

Momentous ICT-Enabled Opportunities Lie Ahead for the Education System

It is widely accepted that education is paramount in a knowledge-based society. Young Shim Dho, South Korea’s ambassador to UNWTO, once said, “Education is what transformed our country from poverty to the 14th-largest economy in the world.” Yet, education itself is today on the brink of the most significant transformation ever experienced. The underlying vehicle of this change is information and communication technology (ICT), which has already transformed other industries and is now introducing myriad opportunities for students to improve their learning, as well as their results. [...]

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014

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TIME May 2014

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014

Capex: the long march

The 13th edition of the joint annual report by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas focuses on the investment in the telecoms industry. We held 118 meetings in the telecom-media-technology arena, across 24 countries. [...]

The Headquarters Redesign

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Strategy & Organization April 2014

The Headquarters Redesign

A New Paradigm for Corporate Governance in Turbulent Times

For a long time, steering a corporation from its head offices was like a long-distance drive on a straight and broad highway: a smooth and comfortable ride – no sharp turns, constant speed and high reliability. For most corporations, the global economic crisis in 2009 changed this driving mode to “off-road”. Today we frequently need radical turns to steer the corporation in the right direction. The role and effectiveness of a corporate headquarters become more important to mastering megatrends as well as industry specific changes. This development affects whole industries. [...]

The Struggle for Survival

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Automotive March 2014

The Struggle for Survival

Helping automotive dealers in enhancing business profitability through effective operational practices

The last years the European automotive industry has faced an unprecedented downturn dramatically impacting sales volumes and profit margins both at OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and automotive retailers' level. [...]

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

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Automotive February 2014

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

How to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities such as online sales, better customer experience and analytics, as well as connected cars

Efficient processes and systems in automotive retail are gaining importance for OEMs. They actually are a critical success factor to reach sales targets by enabling efficient customer facing processes and lean processing of large sales quantities. Dealer management systems (DMS) play a major role in this field. Therefore in-depth knowledge and capabilities need to be developed how to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities like online sales, better customer experience and analytics as well as connected cars. [...]

Transformation by Radical Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2014

Transformation by Radical Innovation

Turning Megatrends and Emerging Technologies into Growth Opportunities

Is your company sufficiently innovative? Most CEOs and CTOs would like to say yes, although Arthur D. Little’s recent Global Innovation Excellence study reveals that most companies are focusing on incremental, rather than radical, innovation. The most successful innovators in the study, in terms of EBIT and sales from new products, spend as much as one third of total R&D resources on radical innovation activities. [...]

From Silos to Layers

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TIME February 2014

From Silos to Layers

How Operators Need to Change Their Operating Model to Cope With Industry Dynamics

The industry dynamics of telecoms services has lead to an increasing disintermediation of the value chain and the emergence of new interfaces between operators and external partners. The “IP-ization” of networks requires telecoms operators to rethink their organizational design beyond the traditional Sales, Network and IT. [...]

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