National Fibre Strategies

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TIME May 2013

National Fibre Strategies

National economic imperative or just another private industry task?

The socioeconomic benefits of advanced telecommunications infrastructure and services are intuitive, as well as definitive. Arthur D. Little studies have demonstrated the links between advanced telecommunications and the diversity and strength of economies. [...]

“We need Smart Countries”

An interview with Andrea Faggiano, Principal in Arthur D. Little’s TIME Practice in Rome, Italy on the results of Arthur D. Little's report on National Fibre Strategies and how governments now need to act on their plans for fibre. [...]

Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

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Energy & Utilities May 2013

Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

Actively Manage Risk to Deliver Capital Projects on Time and to Budget!

The main objective of this paper is to highlight how important it is for companies to proactively manage risk in the delivery of their capital projects to ensure that capital projects are completed on time and to budget. [...]

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

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Energy & Utilities May 2013

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

How Utilities Compete on the Web to Capture and Retain Customers

“The dynamics of online competition are affecting the gas and power retail markets. The number of different offers, their widespread accessibility and increasing energy costs has caused a transformation in customers' behavior that is already noticeable in other industries. [...]

New GDP guidelines: looking beyond

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Healthcare May 2013

New GDP guidelines: looking beyond

Regulatory changes of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of Medicinal Products increase complexity

In 2013, the EU-guidelines on GDP of Medicinal Products for Human Use have been augmented: Now for example, the required storage conditions of pharmaceuticals are to be maintained during transportation. In addition, new requirements apply concerning cleanliness and security of any intermediate storage facility. Although increasing complexity these specifications create space for opportunities such as differentiation or benefit from cost advantage over competition. [...]

Launch excellence for new medicines

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Healthcare April 2013

Launch excellence for new medicines

Global challenges require new approach for market entry

After years of low productivity, R&D in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies is starting to deliver on its promises and the number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approved by the US FDA has leveled out. Once approval has been gained there needs to be a launch. However, complexity of global market access has substantially increased. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little assesses the key success factors for launch excellence in times of global market access challenge. [...]

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013

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TIME April 2013

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013

4G - going faster, but where?

The 12th edition of the joint annual report by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas focuses on 4G LTE. We held 91 meetings in the telecom-media-technology arena, across 15 countries. [...]

Restructuring Debts of Discoms' for Sustainable Power Growth

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Energy & Utilities April 2013

Restructuring Debts of Discoms' for Sustainable Power Growth

Overcoming supply shortages in India

India is fast catching up and the availability of power has a huge impact on the economic growth. In the last years, the country has massively enlarged its power generation. Still though, India faces the challenge of poor reliability and quality of electricity, leading to occasional blackouts. This report takes a look at the various issues on India's way to reliable electricity. [...]

A Glint in the Eye of the Customer

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Strategy & Organization March 2013

A Glint in the Eye of the Customer

Outstanding “Wow-Effects” Through an Innovative Customer Journey

Today, differentiation from competitors by just delivering a failure-free customer journey across all touch points is not enough anymore. Companies need to take Customer Experience Management (CEx) to the next level and surprise customers with outstanding “wow-effects”. [...]

Arthur D. Little’s Global Innovation Excellence Survey

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2013

Arthur D. Little’s Global Innovation Excellence Survey

Getting a Better Return on Your Innovation Investment

Arthur D. Little completed its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study, a global, cross-industry survey of trends and best practices in innovation management. [...]

Cloud from Telcos: Business distraction or a key to growth?

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TIME February 2013

Cloud from Telcos: Business distraction or a key to growth?

Open action point: Make Cloud a sustainable growth reality for Telcos!

Cloud service revenues are passing 75bn USD a year globally and Cloud continues to be at the top of minds of IT managers and CIOs globally as well as those striving for growth opportunities in Telco portfolios. [...]

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