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Scenarios for Mobile Voice OTT

In this Viewpoint, Arthur D. Little identifies the key trends in the OTT sector with a focus on mVoIP, its primary challenges and key success factors in order to assess three OTT development scenarios. Depending on the scenario, Arthur D. Little expects mobile voice OTT market size to range between...

Speaking the Same Language

Improving Communications between Companies and Investors on Corporate Responsibility

Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and...
Sustainability

Optimal Results

Optimal results

Effective portfolio management has become more important than ever for energy companies. It can reduce costs and improve earnings significantly and the current volatile price environment and requirements for risk management make it even more compelling.

Government and Transport Sector Urged to Change Attitudes of Trav

Government and transport sector urged to change attitudes of travelling public

Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants hosted the Intelligent Journey workshop at Castle Ashby in Northampton. Decision-makers, opinion-formers and experts from the whole spectrum of the transport industry came together to explore how the intelligent journey jigsaw is best pieced together....

Fitting China into Your Global Footprint

Fitting China into your global footprint

China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint. This article outlines the key...
Strategy

Finding the Right Track

Strategic challenges for Nordic Public Transport Operators

Arthur D. Little has identified six success factors that characterize “cost effective innovators” in the industry: Build processes for continuous innovation – beyond the basicsBe in the forefront of understanding customer needsContinuously improve cost efficiencyExcel in writing and packaging...

Executives must Rethink

Manage IT as a competitive weapon

Many companies and institutions have large capability gaps to value the IT solution portfolio throughout the lifecycle. They build business cases that cover IT development and the deployment of single projects. However, they cannot conclude on a portfolio level whether or not the portfolio is right...
Technology & innovation management

Delivering the Brand

OEMs and customer experience at dealers

OEMs are increasingly focusing on brand rather than product differentiation in order to compete effectively. The customer experience delivered by dealers is an important component of the total brand experience. By adopting a structured approach to developing customer satisfaction at key touch...

Corporate Responsibility in the Food Industry

Too hard to swallow?

This document summarises the discussions from this event, highlighting the complexities of the supply chain in the food industry and the steps that some companies are taking to derive value and new opportunity through corporate responsibility.
Sustainability

Profits from Poverty

The ethics of making money from the poor

Two-thirds of the world's population live on less than $1000 a year. Though individually cash-poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of...
Sustainability