Reinventing Telecom Distribution

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TIME December 2013

Reinventing Telecom Distribution

How to Rationalize and Innovate Telecom’s Physical and Online Retailing

CEOs of telecom operators are getting concerned that distribution networks are increasingly becoming a driver of costs rather than revenues. Historically the main source of acquisitions, retail has become an expensive inheritance for telecom operators in mature markets and needs to be rethought. [...]

Suppliers – on the Road to Redemption?

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TIME November 2013

Suppliers – on the Road to Redemption?

Arthur D. Little’s 2013 Telecom Infrastructure Supplier Outlook

This report reviews the performance of leading telecom equipment suppliers, based on our global survey of over 150 Chief Technology and Chief Procurement Officers. [...]

Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

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Information Management November 2013

Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

… from hype to real business value – now is the time for strategic planning!

Big Data is a hot topic for many corporations. Yet many have struggled to find the right entry point or failed in implementation. A key learning is: Big is not enough. Hence, the value needs to be uncovered.   In order to be successful it requires a strategic approach with a clear roadmap and a new mindset in the organization. [...]

Manage IT Value to Improve

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Information Management November 2013

Manage IT Value to Improve

While IT’s value is undisputed, who actually knows how much that value is?

While IT’s value is undisputed, who actually knows how much that value is? Roughly 70% of companies still measure and manage their IT only by cost indicators. 74% see IT as an important factor for the long-term success of their business while 27% of them rate IT as business critical. [...]

Network Cooperation

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TIME November 2013

Network Cooperation

Making it Work and Creating Value

This report provides insight into the common pitfalls, and key factors necessary in order to make network sharing a success. It is based on Arthur D. Little’s expertise in conceptualizing network-sharing ventures, obtaining alignment between the key parties, detailing the venture and assisting our clients side-by-side till successful GoLive! [...]

Leading for Safety

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Risk November 2013

Leading for Safety

Developing culture to break through the safety performance plateau

Businesses everywhere are seeing their safety performance plateauing. Busy agendas and behavioral drivers frequently mean that energies for further safety improvement initiatives are diverted elsewhere. Beyond the moral and legal imperative to protect life and limb, safety is a robust metric for highlighting the financial health of operations - there is money to be made in safety – and also to be lost. The increasing focus on the role of leadership for delivering effective safety is clear. By leadership we’re talking of what leaders do and how leaders behave. [...]

Agile Safety

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Risk November 2013

Agile Safety

How to transform safety assurance - Introducing agile concepts in safety and risk-related areas

This paper seeks to start to explore the challenges of agile safety and build on a view that agile, when done well, could be safer than other (more conventional) approaches to safety management. [...]

U-Channel Retail – Update Fall 2013

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Consumer Goods November 2013

U-Channel Retail – Update Fall 2013

Transformation of the retail function toward a new model that is Ubiquitous, Universal and Unique

While retail has always been at the heart of everyday life, it has never stopped evolving and has never been changing as rapidly as it is today. Although many retailers are still transitioning to online retail, with varying degrees of success, the new wave of change in retailing is already upon them. As new customer needs emerge, today’s new technological solutions are supporting the development of new business models. [...]

"Keeping the Lights on"

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Energy & Utilities November 2013

"Keeping the Lights on"

A Much Tougher Challenge Than Before

Triggered by higher volatility in both supply and demand, the need for balancing services in high-voltage electricity networks is increasing. How can transmission system operators, traditional energy players and potential new entrants generate business value from this growing opportunity? [...]

Managing Well Integrity

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Energy & Utilities November 2013

Managing Well Integrity

Well Integrity Needs the Same Level of Care and Attention as Asset Integrity

Successful well integrity management is a critical and evolving theme across the oil and gas industry. The Macondo incident, the Elgin field leaks and other, less prominently reported incidents demonstrate that even sophisticated energy companies are not able to “get it right” all the time. [...]

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