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Germany | Handelsblatt | 16. Juni 2014

Mobile IT-strategies to fight imprudence

Smartphones and tablets ease everyday work. But such mobile technologies open up gateways for offenders to intrude into corporate IT. Yet clear rules for mobile communications for all employees, protective software and sophisticated encryption can stop invaders. Of course, all security upgrades imply investments. “But this is only a small fraction of the cost for devices and connections – and definitely a rewarding investment considering the importance of corporate data,” says Claus Heerlein from Arthur D. Little.

Switzerland | Finanz und Wirtschaft | 21. Mai 2014

Mobile telephony will soon be one data service

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) transforms mobile calls into data packages and thereby reduces the network capacity necessary for the call. Further advantages of LTE technology include lower operating costs and new economies of scale. “On top of that, VoLTE can free up mobile telephony capacities formerly occupied by GSM or 3G for data services with higher margins,” says Christian Niegel from Arthur D. Little. By 2019, Niegel expects 20-30% of all mobile customers in Europe to use VoLTE.

Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 20. Mai 2014

Hong Kong further expands its infrastructure

The rocky island at the southern Chinese coast invests heavily in its infrastructure. But the city is forced to invest in public transportation because there is no other way to efficiently get people to work. Streets in Hong Kong have always been built too narrow, not to mention parking spaces are a curiosity down there. Due to the city`s constraints on space, it has always counted on unconventional modes of public transport. No wonder global management consultancy Arthur D. Little recently awarded Hong Kong the first rank in its Urban Mobility Index.

Germany | Der Tagesspiegel | 05. Mai 2014

Corporate On the history of management consulting

In the 1960s they were still a rather odd way of doing business, but consulting services nowadays are a global standard. With the opening of the markets in the 1960s, several American consulting companies came to Germany – among them McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Booz Allen Hamilton and Arthur D. Little. Since then, these firms have helped companies with new business models, ideas and technologies to survive and extend their footprints.

Germany | Wirtschaftswoche online | 29. April 2014

Germany`s threatened flagship industries

High costs, new competitors, strategic omissions, governmental interference endanger Germany`s welfare. Cost pressure forces companies like Airbus to cut jobs and optimize sourcing. This in turn squeezes aerospace suppliers. According to a recent Arthur D. Little publication, the suppliers are still profitable as they can continue to sell either to Boeing or to Airbus – but these options are short-term.

Germany | manager magazine online | 17. April 2014

How realistic is this scenario?

Although economically irrational, there is a political risk that Russian gas delivery to Europe could cease. Manager magazine developed a scenario together with international gas experts from Arthur D. Little. “One option for Germany would be to switch gas demand to liquefied natural gas (LNG)”, says Dr Matthias von Bechtolsheim. “Although Germany does not have a LNG-terminal at its disposal, there are several bordering counties with re-gasification plants – most of them are 80% unused.”

Germany | Bloomberg | 11. April 2014

Gas Carousel Making Spain Europe’s Biggest LNG Exporter

Spain overtook Norway last month to become the region’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas but Spain’s gas use dropped eight per cent last year. “Spanish demand for the gas probably won’t recover any time soon” predicts Stephen Rogers, a partner at consultancy Arthur D. Little in London. “It is likely to be many months, or possibly years, before Spain needs all of the gas that it has contracted for use in powering its own economy” he added.

UK | The Sunday Times | 23. März 2014

When a spin-off is the only answer

If your employees have come up with a promising innovation, a separate venture may be the best home for it.  Some companies invest a lot of time and money in innovation in the hope that their staff will come up with profitable ideas.  It doesn’t necessarily follow, however, that they should develop those ideas themselves. Rick Eagar, partner at Arthur D. Little says “Parents naturally want to retain some interest in the spin-out, such as minority share ownership, royalties on the transferred intellectual property or opportunities to be a supplier to the new business.  These are all reasonable and normal, and perfectly sensible if done carefully.  But too much ownership and interference in the spin-out’s operations, heavy initial royalties – choking the spin-out’s cash flow – and tight restrictions on its freedom to choose other suppliers…are all good ways to ensure early failure.”

Germany | Handelsblatt | 19. März 2014

Hong Kong is best

By 2050, over 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities - but how will people move from one place to another? To answer this question the global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has researched the mobility range of 84 cities around the globe. Only 11 of these cities are positioned well enough to master the challenges of tomorrow's mobility. The overall winner is Hong Kong; Stockholm and Amsterdam follow; midrange is Copenhagen, Vienna, Singapore, Paris and Zurich; lagging desperately behind are Hanoi and Baghdad.

UK | The Energy Industry Times | 16. März 2014

The future of energy utilities

Companies operating in the electricity sector are at a crossroads.  While the future of the utility business is impossible to predict, there are some possible business strategies that utilities should adopt to survive in the new paradigm. Market conditions in the energy utility sector, at least in Europe, are the most challenging in living memory.  The centralised, integrated giants, which emerged from waves of central planning and international consolidation, now see their historical business model challenged by several factors including completion, political initiatives, regulation and structural changes.  Furthermore, technological change creates additional challenges in areas such as smart meters, micro-generation and distributed generation.