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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

It’s 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. It’s 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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Outsourcing model redesign

Outsourcing model redesign

Unleash latent improvement potential by taking a fresh look at established partnerships

Outsourcing has been widely implemented in all industries. While some of these partnerships have failed miserably, others were perceived as successful. The aspired advantages, such as cost savings, flexibility and access to innovation, have often turned into dependency and inability to get the full value of the relationship. Taking a fresh look can provide the opportunity to transform the operational as well as the contractual set-up and to radically increase the value.

Released: May 2016

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The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

Improving performance in technology management

National Oil Companies (NOCs) are spending more and more on R&D. But this has not yet had much of an impact. With the oil price currently well below the break-even point of their nations’ budgets, they are still behind Independent Oil Companies (IOCs) in terms of R&D effectiveness. IOCs have been shown to adjust faster to a new baseline price. Arthur D. Little (ADL)’s framework for E&P Technology management suggests that better focus on delivering the corporate strategy through active portfolio management, and an organizational form that links technology with projects or operations and embeds deployment in budgetary planning, can help.

Released: May 2016

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The age of collaboration

The age of collaboration

Start up and Corporates need each other

Technological adoption has never been as fast as today, and many corporates have already suffered from not being able to keep up with the pace of change. Over the past 10 years, an average of 45 companies joined the Fortune 500 every year compared to only 29 during 1986-1995. 65% of today’s Fortune 500 companies only joined within the last 20 years. Startups have played a key role in accelerating this change. Today’s well experienced, well-educated and well-funded startups are certainly here to stay. We will likely see some correction at the high-end range of valuations, but we do not expect any bubble to burst, as fundamentals are intact.

Released: May 2016

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