IT Rightsizing

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Information Management March 2008

IT Rightsizing

A balanced approach to cost saving

The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut. IT "rightsizing" is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the strategic and operational value of IT.
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Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge

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Automotive March 2008

Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge

Global cities as pacemakers of regulation

The CO2 debate is changing the automotive landscape. Changes in buying criteria and their impact on automotive sales could become a real challenge for automotive OEMs in the short term. While discussion tends to focus on national regulatory developments, we believe that the large global cities will be the real pacemakers of regulation in the short term. [...]

In the eye of the telecom-media storm

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TIME February 2008

In the eye of the telecom-media storm

The principal structuring trend in the European technology, media and telecom sector during the next few years will be the advent of mobile broadband. This will be the key driver of revenue growth throughout the value chain: in access, offsetting the decline in traditional telecom revenues. [...]

Making the network count again

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TIME February 2008

Making the network count again

With competition in the mobile industry growing, mobile operators are now considering flat-rate pricing as the best way to meet customer expectations and to stimulate the take-up of mobile broadband services. Although mobile customers will appreciate the freedom to talk or be online as much as they like, operators will eventually face a very serious issue: How to meet growing capacity requirements in the network, while ARPUs are constantly decreasing? We think, it’s time to put the network access back into the pricing equation by establishing and offering distinct network based service classes for different customer groups. [...]

Innovation for Value

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2008

Innovation for Value

Creating business value through innovation

Arthur D. Little's latest report, "Innovation for Value", examines and articulates how businesses can strategically review their innovation culture and processes to create business value and long-term competitive advantage. [...]

Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability January 2008

The Role of Green Branding in the Race to Innovate World Energy Markets

Consumer-driven market innovation

At "Solutions for Sustainability", the 12th annual conference of the German-British forum held in London on 11 and 12 October 2007, Arthur D. Little emphasised the role of green branding. We are seeing consumer-driven market innovation. With green electricity tariffs, some consumers are willing to pay an ecological premium. Green branding plays an increasingly important role - especially when public policy is increasingly supportive of new decentralised generation technologies. [...]

The Carbon Margin

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability December 2007

The Carbon Margin

Translating Carbon Exposure into Competitive Advantage

The carbon margin urges all business sectors to view emerging carbon constraints as an opportunity to develop new profit streams and gain competitive advantage. This report provides a guide to the specific risks and opportunities carbon exposure presents for each major industry sector, and explains how a profitable carbon strategy is conceived. [...]

The World is becoming flat...

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TIME December 2007

The World is becoming flat...

Overcoming infrastructure issues for mobile operators

Flat-fee offerings are emerging for voice, data and multimedia services in many countries around the world. As flat-fee offers become increasingly aggressive, it can be already observed that they cause severe quality problems for all customers consuming these services. In this article we highlight the main infrastructure issues for a mobile operator and how they could be overcome. [...]

Low Carbon London

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability December 2007

Low Carbon London

Action for Green Homes

A Victorian terraced home with a twist, No.1 Lower Carbon Drive opened on 4 December to provide Londoners with examples of ways in which they can alter their homes and domestic lifestyles to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions.  Arthur D. Little worked with the London Development Agency to develop the model home as part of the mayor’s Climate Change Action Plan. [...]

Innovation Excellence in Logistics

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Travel & Transportation November 2007

Innovation Excellence in Logistics

Value Creation by Innovation

In the field of logistics, the importance of innovation is still underestimated and underexploited. However, the current fluid marketplace offers many opportunities. This study was conducted by the European Logistics Association (ELA) together with Arthur D. Little and covers more than 100 logistics service providers and shippers across 15 European countries. [...]

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