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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...

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

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....

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...

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for...
Financial services

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival

Traditional telecom infrastructure suppliers are coming under pressure both from evolving operator demands and from new heavyweight competitors in the form of IT players and emerging Asian suppliers. This double pressure means selling fixed and mobile network equipment in both developed and...

Online Gambling: All In?

How the Opening of the Online Gambling Market Across Europe Can Benefit Media and Telecom Companies

The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy...

Tourism industry in turbulent times

Identifying ways out of the global economic crisis

The economic crisis’ impact on the tourism industry has become apparent with a delay, but is currently putting existing business models under pressure. The set phrase that travel is the last thing consumers compromise on is no longer valid. Generally declining demand for travel in the leisure and...

Profitable Growth through Service

Profitable Growth through Service

Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation...
Industrial goods & services