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The New Reality of Network Cooperation

Mobile Network Operators Should Partner While the Window of Opportunity Exists

What is triggering the surge in cooperation? Maturing markets are forcing operators to find new ways to reach financial targets – and the financial crunch only brings more pressure to better manage CAPEX to sales ratios. Despite years of cost reductions and various levels of site sharing, there is...

Managing Technological Discontinuities

How Information & Communication Technologies Can Change Your Business

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are now an integral part of our environment and are among the most important drivers for innovation in many industry sectors. Whether complex control technologies in the field of machine tools, fly-by-wire systems in the aircraft industry or...
Technology & innovation management

Are Suppliers Poised for a Turnaround?

Arthur D. Little’s 2011 Telecoms Infrastructure Supplier Outlook

While established vendors have continued down their previous strategic paths, attempting to merge and integrate, Huawei came within a whisker of overtaking even Ericsson on a revenue market share basis. Moreover, most former sector leaders are still experiencing weak financial performance, and are...

Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast

Revised Using 2011 Model

By 2016 we predict that spending on new-build facilities in selected energy-based industries will increase by 3.8% CAGR, with maintenance spend showing overall growth of 4.1% CAGR to 2016 with most of the growth coming from outside Europe and North America. Our overall global forecast for growth...

Business Case for Corporate Responsibility

Business Case for Corporate Responsibility

In 2003, Arthur D. Little collaborated with Business in the Community to produce a concise report on current thinking on the business case for corporate responsibility, arguing that specific corporate responsibility initiatives and programmes require specific business cases. This report provides...
Sustainability

A Director's Guide to Corporate Responsibility Reporting

A guidebook by Arthur D. Little

This guide was compiled by a team comprising Arthur D Little, Business in the Community, Camelot and HBOS. The guide is designed to help directors and senior managers consider how best to develop an effective reporting strategy for corporate responsibility.
Sustainability

The Innovation High Ground

How Leading Companies are Using Sustainability-Driven Innovation to Win Tomorrow’s Customers

This report examines how leading companies are using sustainability-driven innovation to win customers for the future. Arthur D. Little collaborated with Hedstrom Associates to survey 40 technology companies in Europe, the US and Japan to see how they are creating new market space, products,...
Sustainability

Sustainable Performance

Research on environmental responsibility

Scratch the surface of many companies' claims on sustainable performance and what lies beneath leaves much to be desired. Research by Arthur D. Little, for example, shows that even among Nordic companies, widely regarded as among the most environmentally responsible of corporate citizens, the...
Sustainability

Private Equity Value Creation

How successful player ensure survival

The private equity industry has survived cyclical downturns, recessions and even double digit interest rates over the last three decades. As we enter a period of market uncertainty, Arthur D. Little's latest thought piece outlines the techniques used by successful private equity firms to ensure...
Strategy

Mastering IT separation

Mergers and IT redesign

De-merger projects that split up a company to increase market visibility or operational flexibility need to consider corporate restructuring too. IT redesign has been proven to support corporate restructuring activities. But how to master the complex separation of IT processes and systems needed?...
Information management