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Digital future of electrical networks

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Digital transformation is one of the most important changes the utilities industry faces these days. This transformation is not limited to changing how companies interact with their clients, but also impacts the way they operate internally, as well as where and how value is created.

Released: January 2017

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Rethinking managed services group designs

Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs.

Released: January 2017

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Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions).

Released: January 2017

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Future Telco Production Model

Future Telco Production Model

How core revenue decline is driving new production architectures

NFV and SDN technologies are emerging as enablers of new flexible production architectures that will drive major innovation and operational efficiencies for carriers.

Released: December 2016

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Race to Gigabit Fiber

Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

Fiber investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. The number of countries with more than 95% fiber coverage has increased from just one (in 2012) to seven (in 2016).

Released: December 2016

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Power to low-power

Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi.

Released: November 2016

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What is next for petroleum downstream?

What is next for petroleum downstream?

New business models are critical in a sector in which the supply of energy for mobility is changing

Petroleum downstream has been adapting to increasing competition and challenging regulations, and is suffering from lower returns than the upstream segment.

Released: November 2016

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E-Learning A tool for successful change

E-Learning  A tool for successful change

How to leverage e-learning for knowledge sharing in the manufacturing industry

Today's global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how.

Released: November 2016

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Corporate leadership beyond the gates

Corporate leadership beyond the gates

Extending governance of safety risk to off-site transportation

Extensive road transportation is an essential part of the supply chain for most major corporations. With more than one-quarter of the 1.25 million deaths on the road each year attributable to work-related driving, leading corporations are now taking the significant step of managing all off-site transportation safety risks throughout their supply chains and across their own operations.

Released: November 2016

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Demand Side Management

Demand Side Management

Untapped multi-billion market for grid companies, aggregators, utilities and industrials?

In times of energy transition, when intermittent decentralized generation is on the rise and large traditional generation assets are retiring, electricity systems increasingly need flexible solutions to ensure security of supply.

Released: October 2016

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