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Real Options for the Future Energy Mix

Coming to the right decisions

In the coming years, both the demand for climate-friendly energy generation and the replacement of aging conventional generation facilities will lead to large capital investments and planning efforts in the utility sector. With these massive investments ahead, the competitiveness of nearly all...

Advanced Metering Management

Deploying the new technology for business success

Environmental and economic pressures have seen many utilities reconsidering the use of smart metering technology to end the high operational costs associated with traditional energy usage monitoring and enabling a broader range of service offerings to consumers. In its latest report, Arthur D....

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...

Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis

An Opportunity for Mobile Network Operators

With the right approach, mHealth can outperform even the highest of expectations Advances in mobile technology have the potential to transform theway health care is delivered. mHealth, or mobile health, is the appli-cation of mobile technologies in health care systems that enables the...

Building a New Equilibrium

Measuring Externalities to Demonstrate the Value of Investment in Oil & Gas Projects

In fact, resource owners, Oil & Gas managers,  regulators, investors, environmentalists and communities, frequently find themselves in opposing camps as they debate strategies to safeguard the reliable and sustainable supply of this fundamental resource (In previous analyses1 Arthur D....

Major Transformation in CEE TV Markets

Shake Up Likely to Continue

Television markets in the CEE region have experienced rapid growth in recent years. The number of multichannel TV households (households that can receive cable or satellite television, as well as terrestrial channels) grew by almost 50 percent and the share of Pay TV increased to over 40 percent...

The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Peak Oil: A Demand-side Phenomenon?

The consensus is that oil will resume its long-term growth trend when the world emerges from the current recession. However, there is a distinct possibility of a radical shift in the energy path the world is following and an uncertain future for oil demand.

Defying Downturn through Innovation

Innovation Restructuring: re-investment as an alternative to lay-offs

Amid the restructuring of innovation activities in response to the recession, businesses must take care to position themselves to take advantage of the upturn when it comes. Only by simultaneously adopting a prudent approach to streamlining operations and focusing on developing their technology,...
Technology & innovation management

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...

All at Sea

The Future of Offshore Wind in Europe

Offshore wind is clean and renewable and can be deployed well away from public view. It is well supported by the public and governments as a way of meeting renewables targets. However, the future is by no means assured. Supply constraints, logistical difficulties and technical concerns present...