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Product managers for the digital world

– The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Getting serious about blockchain

– How an “Internet of value” can redefine the very nature of transactions and transform the global economy.
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Reimagining e-commerce for Southeast Asia

– Garena’s secret to success in the region is harnessing technology and remaining loyal to locals.
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Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

– New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies need to know about new opportunities.
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Smartening up with artificial intelligence

– How AI will transform Germany’s industrial sector.
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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?
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Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

– R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams.
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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?
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Modernizing IT for a strategic role

– IT has long been seen as a cost of doing business by insurance companies. In a digital era, it must be modernized and recast as... a strategic one.
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Partnerships, scale, and speed: The hallmarks of a successful IoT strategy

– The Internet of Things both promises to enhance and threatens to undermine insurers’ business models. A three-pronged strategy... is needed to secure its benefits.
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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?

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