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IPTV growth hinges on an open standard

New report urges telecoms players to work collectively to develop an interoperable, affordable, and innovation-friendly global IPTV standard

With the telecoms industry looking to IPTV as its golden ticket to finance large-scale fibre-optic broadband roll-out, a new study by management consultancy Arthur D. Little warns that without a single, global IPTV standard, the industry’s silver bullet could fail to deliver. According to "...
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ADL’s Nieuwenhuizen: New era for Petchem

This is a five-page interview with Peter Nieuwenhuizen focusing on strategies companies can employ to manage in an economic downturn.
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Managing capital in a global downturn

Cash and business go hand in hand, and when faced with a recession, companies must make the necessary adjustments in order to survive. Continuous improvement  programmes and a ‘no nonsense’ approach to strategic investment can aid coping in a recession and produce more profitable companies in...
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All hands to the pump

The world’s largest breweries have grown in recent years. How can innovation be applied to augment the unique qualities of the   brewery and the brand, and have the greatest impact on growth? Communication and collaboration have to be significantly enhanced and innovation has to be...
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A gallic village

“When it comes to telecommunication, the Swiss market is somewhat peculiar“says Klaus von den Hoff and Oliver Lux from ADL. In comparison to other European countries, the fixed network suppliers in Switzerland intend to protect their business. Therefore new techniques, such as mobile broadband,...
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Demanded, both in good times and bad times

Despite the economic crisis, the management consulting industry retains a strong position within the business world. A central  explanation appears to be that companies, organizations and authorities have rationalized their business to such an extent that consulting services are necessary in...
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Managers afraid of losing control on operations

Jesús Portal, Managing Director of the Arthur D. Little Madrid office, explains three relevant barriers for processes outsourcing. First, Processes' leadership is highlighted as one of the most important issues, especially in those industries (such as financial services) where innovation is...
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Special Environment - To a New Sustainable Economic Model

This article explains the greatest challenge Spain is facing: how to transform its economic model into a sustainable one. Javier Serra, an Arthur D. Little consultant, declares that Spain needs to increase its model’s transformation rhythm. This opinion is based on the history of other EU...
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The burro-drivers

The history of the consulting industry - what consultants generally promise their clients: it is a history of impressive economic growth. The first management consultancy was founded in 1886 by the MIT-professor Arthur Dehon Little.
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More life for art

The Museum Island, located within the center of Berlin, guarantees high-class art-indulgences, but the adjacent surroundings leave a lot to be desired.  A recent study published by Arthur D. Little states their Germany based CEO, Diethard Bühler, as saying, “the public sphere in between the...
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