High Tech

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A smart home is where the bot is

– Within a decade, our living spaces will be enhanced by a host of new devices and technologies, performing a range of household functions and redefining what it means to feel at home.

Connected homes

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

Article

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

Article

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 - 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.
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

The changing market for food delivery

– Online food-delivery platforms are expanding choice and convenience, allowing customers to order from a wide array of restaurants... with a single tap of their mobile phone.
Article

Leaders and laggards in enterprise cloud infrastructure adoption

– Investments in organizational capabilities rather than specific technology choices separate the leaders from the laggards.
Survey

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.
Interview

Speed for simplicity: An interview with Lenovo’s Gerry Smith

– Simpler to use, cheaper to operate, faster to implement, easier to adapt—what IT customers want is changing an entire industry,... and one of its largest players.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Improving semiconductor R&D

– Using data-driven insights speeds up delivery time, helps change mind-sets, and allows companies to tackle more complex projects.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The evolution of social technologies

– Leading companies have passed through three distinct phases of organizational usage. What should we learn from them?
Survey - McKinsey Global Institute

How social tools can reshape the organization

– Not all social technologies bring equal benefits. In a new survey, respondents say the most valuable tools make it easier for... employees to collaborate—and could even transform the way organizations work.
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.

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