Business Technology


Deploying a two-speed architecture at scale

– How can companies determine which technologies and processes to fast-track and which to leave alone? They need to identify their desired digital business capabilities and the role technology plays in supporting them.



Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.

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Which commercial models make mobile-enterprise SaaS start-ups successful?

– A new survey shows that some SaaS providers achieve greater value per customer than others. Their strong go-to-market strategies... may help explain this trend.

IT as a service: From build to consume

– The cloud debate is over—businesses are now moving a material portion of IT workloads to cloud environments. The impact... will be considerable, for consumers and vendors of technology alike.

What’s next for China’s booming fintech sector?

– The fast and furious growth of the country’s Internet finance industry will inevitably slow. Companies need to begin positioning... themselves for sustainable success.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Adapting your board to the digital age

– Many directors are feeling outmatched by the ferocity of changing technology, emerging risks, and new competitors. Here are four... ways to get boards in the game.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Where machines could replace humans—and where they can’t (yet)

– The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.

Five questions boards should ask about IT in a digital world

– CIOs, business executives, and board directors need a shared language to discuss IT performance in a fast-changing environment.... Here’s a framework for those conversations.

Shifting gears: Insurers adjust for connected-car ecosystems

– Insurance companies seek to deliver enhanced products and services by investing in new technologies and partnering with others... in the smart-car environment.

Becoming a better business technologist

– There’s no silver bullet, but success requires being able to identify technologies, understand their implications, and deploy... them in an effective, structured way in your organization.

Partnering to shape the future–IT’s new imperative

– To better serve companies, perform effectively, and meet emerging challenges, executives say their IT organizations should collaborate... as partners with the business.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Five priorities for competing in an era of digital globalization

– As digital flows command a growing share of trade and economic growth, executives must answer new questions.

An operating model for company-wide agile development

– Organizations are succeeding with agile software and product development in discrete projects and teams. To do so in multiple... business units and product groups, they must rethink foundational processes, structures, and relationships.

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