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Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

April 2014—Companies are all too aware of the disruptive power of technology. The author of The Lean Startup argues that the competitive reaction of many organizations remains fatally flawed.more

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Cloud services for SMBs
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Big business in small business: Cloud services for SMBs

March 2014—Cloud services are gaining ground in all segments, but small and medium-sized businesses present a unique opportunity. Understanding and addressing what sets them apart is the key to success.

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Grow fast or die slow: How software and online-services companies become billion dollar giants

February 2014—Growth yields greater returns and matters more than margin. But sustaining growth is really hard and the recipe for sustained growth depends on successful transition from one act to the next.

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Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution

March 2014—At a unique gathering of data-analytics leaders, new solutions began emerging to vexing privacy, talent, organizational, and frontline-adoption challenges.more

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How CIOs can lead their company’s information business

In data-driven companies, CIOs—and new chief data officers—should think big and help accelerate bold changes throughout the enterprise.

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Mobilizing your C-suite for big data analytics

Leadership-capacity constraints are undermining many companies’ efforts. New management structures, roles, and divisions of labor can all be part of the solution.

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IT under pressure: McKinsey Global Survey results

Recognition of IT’s strategic importance is growing, but so is dissatisfaction with its effectiveness, according to our eighth annual survey on business and technology strategy.

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Managing the demand for IT infrastructure

Infrastructure functions can reduce costs and improve service delivery through better demand management.

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The rise of the digital bank

As European consumers move online, retail banks will have to follow. The problem is that most banks aren’t ready.

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More bank for your IT buck

Asia–Pacific’s mature- and emerging-market banks differ in many ways, but most have one thing in common: they urgently need to improve their IT operating models.

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The strength of ‘weak signals’

Snippets of information, often hidden in social-media streams, offer companies a valuable new tool for staying ahead.

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Organizing the networked enterprise for change

Executives confirm that companies’ use of social tools is mainstream, though untapped value remains. The companies reaping the greatest benefits are especially good at implementing organizational practices that enhance these tools’ value, but even they have room to grow.

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Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead

As technological change accelerates and adoption rates soar, ten pivotal trends loom large on the top-management agenda. Their implications have only grown since we last reviewed the IT landscape in 2010.

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Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

January 2014—For the world’s economy to get full value from technological innovation, it must have a robust, coordinated approach to cybersecurity. A new report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company looks at how that could happen.more

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Next-generation IT infrastructure

IT infrastructure leaders are excited about the prospect of the next generation of IT infrastructure, but they are proceeding with caution.

How technology can drive the next wave of mass customization
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How technology can drive the next wave of mass customization

Seven technologies are making it easier to tailor products and services to the wants of individual customers—and still make a profit.

Why retailers must adopt a technology mind-set
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Why retailers must adopt a technology mind-set

Retailing faces a revolution driven by technology innovation. Here's what retailers can do to get ready before it's too late.

Taking captive offshoring to the next level
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Taking captive offshoring to the next level

Captive offshore operations centers could create vast value beyond traditional efficiencies. To do so, they must change their operating model.

The enterprise IT infrastructure agenda for 2014
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The enterprise IT infrastructure agenda for 2014

IT infrastructure managers must simultaneously capture the next rounds of efficiencies, accelerate the transition to next-generation infrastructure, reduce risks, and improve organizational execution.

Using a plan-build-run organizational model to drive IT infrastructure objectives
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Using a plan-build-run organizational model to drive IT infrastructure objectives

A new way to organize IT infrastructure can reduce cost, improve performance, and help prepare companies for next-generation IT infrastructure products.

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