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5G

While a global standard is yet to be defined, South Korea has already announced a 5G trial network for the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.

Where now for oil?

Recent market turmoil is not likely to last - a new normal is in the making for oil and gas prices

The recent precipitous fall in oil was predicted by almost no-one. In this viewpoint we attempt to explain the economics of the change and highlight an emerging “new normal” for oil prices in which a medium term recovery occurs, but prices stay below US$80 per barrel.

Oil & gas

Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry

Why operators need to act now to escape from the low-profit spiral

The telecoms industry in Europe and the US is at risk of becoming a low profit business. If the current trend cannot be reversed, industry margins are at risk of dropping from the current figure of 35 - 40 per cent to 15 per cent within 5 years.

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Insight into resource & competence management

Findings from Arthur D.

The ever increasing rate of technology development and the combination of new disciplines places increasing demands on competence management in R&D and, if companies fail to develop or target the wrong areas, the consequences are greater and it’s harder to recover in time.

Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Next-Generation Product Cost Management

A holistic and networked approach to cost-efficient products beyond one-time efforts

Companies in the manufacturing industry today have to face a variety of challenges emerging from volatile market environments and increasing competitive pressure. Product cost management plays an increasing role in sustaining profitability and competitiveness. The Arthur D.

Industrial goods & services Technology & innovation management

Fit for Customer Interaction

How do automotive manufacturers with multi-level sales structures align their interaction center organizations with increasingly demanding customer an

The customer is moving more and more toward the focus of interaction, leading to more frequent and intensive customer dialogues in different channels.

Automotive Marketing & sales

Arthur D. Little’s “Future of the Internet Study” Broadens t

The internet has rapidly evolved from a static data platform to become a streaming video platform, and is soon expected to see its next wave of growth in machine-to-machine and any-to-any video communications.

Rethinking Cost Efficiency In Power and Gas Retail

The increasingly competitive landscape in power and gas retail is driving utilities to improve efficiency through cost reduction. Most companies have implemented traditional cost-cutting programs.

Healthcare Innovation

Value Creation in a Patient-Centric Healthcare Ecosystem

The rapid growth of specialty pharmaceuticals is creating structural changes across the entire healthcare landscape. Substantial differences between specialty and traditional pharmaceuticals – not only structurally and chemically but often in terms of distribution, marketing, and regulation –...

Healthcare & life sciences Technology & innovation management

Mega-Aviation Cities' Project

In the context of rapid growth in world air traffic and increasing connectivity, the airport industry stands at the cornerstone of its brief history.