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The Truck Industry in the Middle East

The Truck Industry in the Middle East

Strategic growth opportunities in an underestimated region

Conventional wisdom in the truck industry is that the Middle East is mostly a budget-truck market, with a strong presence of Chinese manufacturers - but the reality is different.

Released: September 2016

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Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Transforming procurement into an agile, linked innovation leader and catalyst

The world is changing: decreasing levels of in-house value-add and increasing speed of market and technological changes require procurement to transform into an agile, linked innovation leader and real-time, integrated supply-chain manager.

Released: September 2016

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Escalating fines for safety offences

Escalating fines for safety offences

Since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines in February 2016, companies have seen much larger fines for health and safety violations

Released: September 2016

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The future of diesel engines

The future of diesel engines

Diesel market share will stay above 50% in medium-upper car segments

Limits on emissions in the automotive sector are expected to become even more stringent in the future, with the US and EU leading the regulation pattern.

Released: July 2016

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The roadmap to IT spending review

The roadmap to IT spending review

Boosting IT cost efficiency within the public sector

Italy's Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) manages the most relevant information systems for the country system, in terms of both dimension and treatment of sensitive data, and is also the front runner among the public and private Italian operators in terms of IT expenditure.

Released: June 2016

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The evolution of the public HR system

The evolution of the public HR system

From regulatory compliance tool to knowledge management system

The DSII, the information systems management division of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), has requested a thematic and functional support intervention to design the evolution of "NOIPA", the centralized personnel management system of the Italian Public Administration.

Released: June 2016

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Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence

How to move beyond fixed-mobile bundles

Fixed-mobile convergence has become a reality in Europe, driven by operators in markets withinfrastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts. 

Released: June 2016

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Airport Parking

Airport Parking

How to maximize customer experience and value creation from airport parking activities

Airport parking activities are an important contributor to the commercial revenue streams of airports. Airports must therefore offer attractive portfolios of parking products at the right prices to contribute to the overall experience of the airport passenger.

Released: May 2016

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Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services

Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services

Its time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course

Financial companies are investing in digitalization to improve operational costs and meet client expectations, but few can claim success. In this viewpoint we argue that a vast majority of companies seem to have started digitalizing themselves aimlessly, with no clear objectives of how they want to move forward. Its time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course.

Released: May 2016

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Why risk management is failing

Why risk management is failing

Embracing complexity and uncertainty with value-based risk management

In today's business environment of uncertainty, complexity and continuous change, conventional risk management approaches are all too often ineffective: they are poor at dealing with complexity, too slow to adapt, and focused on reporting outcomes rather than supporting decision-making. A different approach - "value-based risk management" - can help organizations strengthen their decision-making capabilities and ultimately achieve better alignment with the strategic needs of the business.

Released: May 2016

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