High Tech

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.

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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.
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.
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.
Interview

How blockchains could change the world

– Ignore Bitcoin’s challenges. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency,... have the potential to revolutionize the world economy.
Survey

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.

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