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An executive’s guide to software development

– This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders.

Connected homes

There’s no place like (a connected) home

While device sales are growing rapidly, our latest research shows many consumers don’t understand connected-device value propositions and the problems early adopters face.

Growth tech

Internet of Things

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Creating a successful Internet of Things data marketplace

– Monetizing the flood of information generated by the Internet of Things requires a well-executed strategy that creates value.
Interview

The promise of the connected home

– The connected-home industry is poised for a new wave of growth, with projections showing every home in the United States being... connected in the next five to ten years.
Survey

Getting the most out of Industry 4.0

– A new survey of global manufacturing experts explores the progress companies have made in implementing Industry 4.0, the challenges... many still face, and the ways more players can unlock value.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

– If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year... in economic value by 2025.

Software Development

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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.
Report

Software Development Handbook: Transforming for the digital age

– Software development is no longer the domain of Silicon Valley tech start-ups. Our new handbook explains why, and how organizations... should approach development to achieve true competitive advantage.

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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Big data: Getting a better read on performance

– The benefits match those of earlier technology cycles, but companies must scale up their data-analytics skills to reap the gains.
Report

Smartening up with artificial intelligence

– How AI will transform Germany’s industrial sector.
Article

Reimagining fabs: Advanced analytics in semiconductor manufacturing

– Fabs want to streamline the end-to-end process for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. Will innovative analytical tools... provide the solution they need?
Article

How semiconductor companies can win in China’s new product-development landscape

– Product-design centers in China want to become stronger engines of global innovation. What does this mean for semiconductor suppliers?
Article

Optimizing back-end semiconductor manufacturing through Industry 4.0

– Can Industry 4.0 tools help back-end semiconductor factories capture elusive gains in productivity, throughput, and quality?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive... overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
Article

From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

– Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Nokia’s next chapter

– The Finnish giant has exited mobile phones and doubled down on its networking business. Chairman Risto Siilasmaa explains why—and... how.
Report

The rise of the machines: How Chinese executives think about developments in artificial intelligence

– Our survey finds that despite the promise artificial intelligence holds, Chinese companies in traditional industries are struggling... with how to invest in the technology.
Report

The Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor

– Canada’s nascent technology supercluster in the Toronto-Waterloo region has the potential to become one of the world’s top innovation... ecosystems. This report examines how it can be achieved.
Article

Video meets the Internet of Things

– Video-analytics technology is transforming the Internet of Things and creating new opportunities. Are companies prepared to capture... growth?

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