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A dear commodity

Any company’s supply chain may easily be affected in summer months during water draughts that occur in some countries. A recent study by Arthur D. Little on the water margin pointed out four main pillars concerning water supply: disruption of business processes, as water shortages endanger the...
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Why do we fly?

The international aviation industry expects to lose $5.6bn in 2010. Rising operational costs and current overcapacities are seen as the major problems. There are still too many airlines in the market. Governments often fund their national airlines so that natural shake-outs don’t work. This is one...
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Airlines becoming ever more alike

The business models of the airline industry are fast getting ever more alike as a result of the crisis in the aviation industry and in conjunction', i.e. charging for some services that were formerly included is 'en vogue'. "When it comes to costs though, there is still a tremendous difference...
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Internet-economy expects upswing

A recent study by Arthur D. Little on the German internet economy shows that German internet companies have a positive outlook on the future: "Their growth will continue in the near future" forecasts Juergen Morath from ADL who coordinated the study with the ‘association of German...
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Freemium the free product is a real money maker

According to Didier Levy, Director of the Telecom Practice at Arthur D. Little Paris, a product that is first given or rented can lead to a paid service. For instance, a mobile phone is given for free for every contract signed, you can get an I-pad if you subscribe to newspapers.
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Low cost ISPs have launched cheaper Internet access but...

Didier Levy, Director of the Telecom Practice at Arthur D. Little Paris, confirms that the price to have broadband plus TV plus telephone has been around €30 per month for some time now. To gain more customers, Operators are testing new and innovating packages. Numericable and Bouygues Telecom...
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Sanofi Aventis has laid off part of its R&D Staff

Fourteen months after the arrival of its new managing director, Sanofi Aventis has started the transformation of its research models. One of the challenges of these models is to master its complexity: Frederic Thomas, Associate Director at Arthur D Little brings up an important question: how to...
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CEO identifies trends for competitive advantage in new book

A full page feature on Innovate Your Company outlining the main talking points from within the book and including quotes from Michael Traem.
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Publishers propel paid content offers

The German internet economy is about to grow even further: A recent ADL study in cooperation with the Association of the German Internet-Economy underlines this trend. "Eventually, publishers want to make money with a new business model" comments Juergen Morath from ADL. The model directs...
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Internet economy expects massive growth

In 2008 the internet economy in Germany generated a total turnover of more than 45 Billion Euro. "This growth will continue" predicts Juergen Morath from ADL who coordinated the study in cooperation with the Association of German Internet-Economy. One of the main boosters of this trend is...
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