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Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos’ backyard

Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos’ backyard

Extracting maximum value from Big Data

Big Data is an invaluable strategic lever for telecom operators to reverse the revenue decline trend affecting markets worldwide. Big Data enables Telcos to leverage one of their strongest hidden assets, customer insights.

Key topics discussed are strategic considerations, use cases through which Telcos are monetizing their customer insights, operating models Arthur D. Little provides perspectives on some of the most critical issues in order to maximize this potential like necessary strategic considerations, use cases through which Telcos are monetizing their customer insights, operating models and set up of big data initiatives.

Released: April 2015

Download File ADL_BigDataGoldMineforTelcos.pdf (.PDF, 889 Kb)

Driving safety improvement

Driving safety improvement

Improving business performance through strengthened road driver management

As businesses improve safety performance in core operations, risks relating to road transport are stepping into the limelight and concerns are being raised at board level as threats to business performance are becoming clear.  The United Nations has declared 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety; it’s time for businesses tackle driving related risk as a strategic business issue.

Released: April 2015

Download File ADL_Driving_Safety_Improvement.pdf (.PDF, 507 Kb)

Time to better leverage LTE?

Time to better leverage LTE?

Benchmarks, dynamics and insights into mobile data services

The current global trend towards tariff reduction highlights the importance of generating and promoting data usage through LTE’s enhanced customer experience. Introducing value-added services can also be a functional way for mobile operators to promote broadband usage; when successfully perceived by customers as a differentiation factor, it can be a rewarding way to enhance the value proposition and support sustainable growth. To better monetize their LTE investments, telecom operators should leverage pricing models that further stimulate data consumption, such as data volume tiered pricing, speed-based differential pricing or bundling of OTT services.

Released: April 2015

Download File ADL_TimeToBetterLeverageLTE.pdf (.PDF, 907 Kb)

Clarity on carrier cloud

Clarity on carrier cloud

Staying the course, despite the odds being stacked against carriers

Carrier’s the world over are actively investing to find their niche in cloud services to drive growth, but few can claim success.

Building a credible cloud service will require to fully understand the market potential for public, private cloud and related services.

Potential entrants need to analyze how cloud technology will shape the market, what are the required technology and software capabilities and how to create a win-win situation through alliances.

Released: April 2015

Download File ADL_ClarityOnCarrierCloud.pdf (.PDF, 685 Kb)

Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit

Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit

Haven’t thought about the cloud yet? Still concerned about security limitations? Discover the hybrid cloud, a solution that combines the cloud benefits and your security needs

Today “Cloud” is a term that is present in everyone’s ears. Companies across all industries consider the new concept to profit from cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency. Yet there are essential concerns about the technology that keep many potential customers away from taking the last step towards cloud integration. However, these concerns can be dissolved using the “Hybrid Cloud”, that enables tailored solutions including sufficient security rules for proper data protection.

In this Insight, we show the opportunities for companies to enjoy the benefits of cloud without threatening their business through lacking security consideration.

Released: April 2015

Download File ADL_Hybrid_Cloud.pdf (.PDF, 89 Kb)

The China light van segment

The China light van segment

A dynamic market with increasing volume and shifting needs

The light van market in China seems to be a long-forgotten segment for foreign OEMs. The market is mostly in low-tier cities and rural areas where customers have limited budgets. As a result, most foreign OEMs have not paid too much attention to it, despite the size of the market (around 3 million units in 2014). Yet upcoming regulation and a shift in customer usage may modify the current market landscape and open a new door for foreign players.

Released: March 2015

Download File ADL_ChinaLightVanSegment.pdf (.PDF, 844 Kb)

Safety governance: Getting it right

Safety governance: Getting it right

Exercising effective safety governance across large, diverse corporations

As companies become increasingly consolidated, the challenge for their boards and executive leadership teams are to decide what form of corporate safety governance is required, and how leadership will support the effective implementation of this governance across their company’s constituent businesses.

Released: March 2015

Download File ADL_Safety_Governance.pdf (.PDF, 458 Kb)

Where now for oil?

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. We also highlight the implications of this new normal.

Released: March 2015

Download File ADL_Where_now_for_oil.pdf (.PDF, 519 Kb)

Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation

Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation

Findings from the Arthur D. Little Breakthrough Innovation Survey

It is increasingly important for companies to be able to deliver a pipeline of Breakthrough (or Radical) Innovations in order to respond to emerging competition, disruptions to core business, and increasing customer power. For example, in five years’ time, companies in our survey expect the revenue contribution of Breakthrough Innovations to be double the current levels. Yet despite this, nearly all (88%) of companies are unsatisfied with their efforts to date. In order to achieve replicable, effective Breakthrough Innovation, our survey indicated several key success factors, including having an explicit Breakthrough strategy with clear and quantified goals, single-point accountability and commitment at top management levels, cross-functional involvement, ring-fenced funding, active intrapreneur roles and agile processes.

Released: February 2015

Download File ADL_2015_Systematizing_Breakthrough_Innovation.pdf (.PDF, 438 Kb)

French media in the crisis: storm or tsunami?

French media in the crisis: storm or tsunami?

Arthur D. Little France Media Flow of Funds

The French media market is undergoing a profound transformation as a result of the economic crisis, but also because of structural changes such as the development of digital media and the emergence of new forms of consumption.

With its unique Media Flow of Funds methodology Arthur D. Little provides insight into the speed and main beneficiaries of this transformation.

Released: February 2015

Download File ADL_FlowOfFundsFrance_english_01.pdf (.PDF, 1.7 MB)