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An executive’s guide to software development

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

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

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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.
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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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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.
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.
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 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?
Article

How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem

– As the high-tech and automotive worlds merge—with four disruptive technology trends driving change—a complex ecosystem is creating... new rules for success.
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.

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