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Subcontracting safety?

Subcontracting safety?

Strengthening control of supply chain safety using a culture-based approach

In the face of relentless and growing pressure for efficiency, companies are increasingly outsourcing to suppliers and contractors, meaning that managing safety across the supply chain is more challenging than ever.

Released: January 2016

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Pricing Benchmark

Pricing Benchmark

Voice and MBB Services Tariff Plans Benchmarking

In our current  Voice and MBB Services Tariff Plans Benchmarking edition we observed, mostly in the Western Europe, continuous trends of decreasing prices and an increasing of data allowances and consumption with a consequent growing demand for Networks Infrastructure

Released: January 2016

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Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management

Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management

Findings from Arthur D. Little’s R&D Management Best Practice Study

In the current era of technological disruption and global competition, it is more important than ever to have a clear grip on how the full intent of corporate strategy is manifested in the R&D portfolio. Allocating resources in line with that strategy achieves better results - yet all too often, companies rely on stage gate controls at individual project or program levels. This is not sufficient to achieve the dynamic R&D portfolio management and resource allocation that global corporations need to stay ahead.

Released: December 2015

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Energize Telecoms

Energize Telecoms

Benefits and risks for telcos considering opportunities in energy management

For several decades the prospect of energy utility and telco convergence has loomed, but with limited results. All of the above change factors, however, demonstrate a transformational shift in the energy sector and open new opportunities for telecom and technology operators. Global players have already been stepping up to the challenge.

Released: December 2015

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Alternative paths for large IOCs

Alternative paths for large IOCs

Low oil prices may drive pervasive structural changes in upstream oil and gas

In the same way that the low oil prices of the 1990's triggered a major structural overhaul of the oil and gas sector, it is important now to ask what impact the current phase of low oil prices might also have on future structural trends in the industry, in particular on the large International Oil Companies.

Released: December 2015

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Emerging technologies in Solar

Emerging technologies in Solar

Traversing the PV lab-to-fab “valleys of death”

The rapidly declining unit cost of silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) cells over the past four decades has facilitated the advent of PV as a commercially viable energy source. However, emerging PV technologies currently in development show the potential to disrupt and replace the dominant market incumbent crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology in the future.

Released: December 2015

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How to create breakthroughs in nine months

How to create breakthroughs in nine months

Build fast and effective capabilities to deliver breakthroughs with The Breakthrough Factory™

The challenge of creating "breakthrough innovations" is one that many large corporations struggle with.

Released: December 2015

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

How to become Digital Leader

Turning digital has become a well-understood imperative. Although digital has commonly found its way into corporate strategies, the path to transforming adequately remains unspecified.

Released: November 2015

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Smart Home: Bridging the Islands

Smart Home: Bridging the Islands

Why telecom operators are best positioned to unlock untapped potential in Smart Home

The Smart Home becomes a significant market for multiple industry and ecosystem players - from home appliance manufacturers to software players to telecommunication service providers, utilities and insurance companies.

Released: November 2015

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Detection and prevention of risk from third parties

Detection and prevention of risk from third parties

Better safe than sorry

As companies’ reliance on third parties (such as contractors, partners and suppliers) increases, the need to both detect and prevent risk from these third parties becomes ever more important.

Released: November 2015

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