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Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions1, in;addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. We...
Strategy, Organization & transformation

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with...
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

The new wave of digitalization is driven by changes in customer behavior and rapid technology development that contribute to new business logic for companies and organizations. Being able to meet customers’1 or citizens’ specific needs is central. This means a change of focus from specific customer...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

The Future of Healthcare

How to embrace the opportunity?

We’re living in exciting times! Unprecedented changes are ahead of us: artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and social and commercial networks are radically changing the way we live and do business, and the impact of these changes will go above and beyond the...
Healthcare & life sciences

Beyond the best network operations!

How telecom operators can enhance network operations efficiency and customer experience

Current international industry trends predict mid-term reductions of profitability margins for telecom operators, in particularfor mature markets. This is a result of huge investments (GSMA estimates that telecom operators will invest $1.7 trillionon capex during 2014-2020) that are required to...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Building the Smart Hospital Agenda

A comprehensive approach for Hospitals executives to develop their Smart Hospital Strategy and Implementation program

A number of factors have been contributing to a rapid change in care delivery models world-wide. Increasing cost of care, need to improve access to care, inherent complexity in treatment options and increasing involvement of patients in the care delivery cycles - all of these factors have fostered...
Healthcare & life sciences

Battery Storage: Still Too Early?

A report by Arthur D. Little

Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business...
Utilities & alternative energy

Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value

How digitalization will impact telecommunication operators’ configuration

The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly. This makes evaluating them...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Key triggers for digitalization of utility companies Digital transformation is increasingly impacting businesses around the world. The ubiquity of the Internet and the extremely rapid expansion of disruptive technologies have changed the dynamics within several industries. As...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

Telecom retail & consumer protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)