Rethinking managed services group designs

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TIME January 2017

Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs. [...]

Telecom retail & consumer  Protection

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TIME January 2017

Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions). [...]

Future Telco Production Model

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TIME December 2016

Future Telco Production Model

How core revenue decline is driving new production architectures

NFV and SDN technologies are emerging as enablers of new flexible production architectures that will drive major innovation and operational efficiencies for carriers. [...]

Race to Gigabit Fiber

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TIME December 2016

Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

Fiber investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. The number of countries with more than 95% fiber coverage has increased from just one (in 2012) to seven (in 2016). [...]

Power to low-power

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TIME November 2016

Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi. [...]

What is next for petroleum downstream?

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Energy & Utilities, Strategy & Organization November 2016

What is next for petroleum downstream?

New business models are critical in a sector in which the supply of energy for mobility is changing

Petroleum downstream has been adapting to increasing competition and challenging regulations, and is suffering from lower returns than the upstream segment. [...]

E-Learning – A tool for successful change

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Manufacturing, Operations Management November 2016

E-Learning – A tool for successful change

How to leverage e-learning for knowledge sharing in the manufacturing industry

Today's global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how. [...]

Corporate leadership beyond the gates

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Risk November 2016

Corporate leadership beyond the gates

Extending governance of safety risk to off-site transportation

Extensive road transportation is an essential part of the supply chain for most major corporations. With more than one-quarter of the 1.25 million deaths on the road each year attributable to work-related driving, leading corporations are now taking the significant step of managing all off-site transportation safety risks throughout their supply chains and across their own operations. [...]

Demand Side Management

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Energy & Utilities October 2016

Demand Side Management

Untapped multi-billion market for grid companies, aggregators, utilities and industrials?

In times of energy transition, when intermittent decentralized generation is on the rise and large traditional generation assets are retiring, electricity systems increasingly need flexible solutions to ensure security of supply. [...]

The future of higher education

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Strategy & Organization October 2016

The future of higher education

Transforming the students of tomorrow

The global Higher Education (HE) market is transforming rapidly, with nine major trends changing the educational landscape over the next 15 years and posing challenges for universities that wish to remain competitive. [...]

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