The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

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Travel & Transportation February 2017

The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

Arthur D. Little explores the future development of long-haul air travel

Since the mid 2000s the air-transport industry has been in an era of hyper-competition. Medium-haul has been irreversibly disrupted, and the sector has become a mass-market industry. Now airlines are preparing for the next battle in the sky: the fight for the long-haul traveler. [...]

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

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Automotive February 2017

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles fully demonstrate their benefits with the uptake scenario still uncertain and OEMs already investing?

The development of new and diversified technologies is creating exciting opportunities within the automotive industry. Arthur D. Little has already analyzed and reported the evolution trends in traditional and innovative powertrain technologies. In this report Arthur D. Little provides its perspective on the present and future of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), providing a synthetic comparison with other technologies, as well as an overview of FCV benefits and the main obstacles to their adoption. [...]

Consolidate, diversify or perish

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TIME February 2017

Consolidate, diversify or perish

Arthur D. Little Media Flow of Funds, 2017

The media industry is experiencing a massive digital transformation. This creates a complex and volatile environment for media companies and the transformation will significantly affect value flows going forward. Traditional media companies will need to take (tough) portfolio decisions as the digitization of the industry progresses. [...]

The customer meeting of the future

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TIME February 2017

The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

Our new report has been co-authored by Arthur D. Little and Telia as part of a series highlighting various aspects of digitalization and the impact it has on companies and organizations. This report takes aim at the digital transformation of customer interaction and experience, what we refer to as "the customer meeting of the future"· [...]

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

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Energy & Utilities February 2017

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

Substantial savings can be achieved in a decade

Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for several years. It is one of the most important levers when improving the productivity of developed societies, as well as their environmental impact - a unit less of energy consumed for the same productive activity reduces not only costs, but also the pollution associated with it. For many countries that depend strongly on energy imports, it also impacts the commercial trade balance. [...]

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. [...]

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