High Tech

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Grow fast or die slow: Why unicorns are staying private

– Technology companies worth more than $1 billion—and many worth $10 billion—have fewer reasons to go public than they did in the past. Here’s what that means for them and their investors.

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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.
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Beyond agile: Reorganizing IT for faster software delivery

– The integration of software development with IT operations can rev up companies’ delivery of new applications. But this... approach may not be right for every part of the IT portfolio.

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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.
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.
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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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How savvy, social shoppers are transforming Chinese e-commerce

– Our latest survey finds emerging sources of growth in the world's largest e-commerce market, creating opportunities for companies... that act quickly.
Article

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.
Interview

Cisco's John Chambers on the digital era

– How significant is the digital era? It’s the biggest technology transition in history, according to Cisco’s executive... chairman—and requires a proportional response from companies.
Article

Improving the semiconductor industry through advanced analytics

– New techniques can help companies make better decisions by using accurate, reliable, and scientific information to analyze risk,... optimize processes, and predict failure.
Article

Capital equipment: Will further shrink bring growth?

– The midterm outlook for the capital-equipment industry is positive, but companies need to prepare for the slowdown of Moore’s... law.
Interview

Ray Stata on the evolution of the semiconductor industry

– The cofounder of Analog Devices looks back on his long career and assesses the state of semiconductors today.
Article

Memory: Are challenges ahead?

– The memory segment has been profitable since 2012. Can this continue as new technologies emerge and the competitive landscape... evolves?
Article

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

– Semiconductor companies can help take ADAS applications to a new level—provided that they are ready to embrace change.

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