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Transitioning to standard software: Lessons from ERP players
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Transitioning to standard software: Lessons from ERP pioneers

May 2015—Banks and insurance companies are at an inflection point with their aging proprietary IT systems. A move to standard software may allow them to save time and costs and create new digital services.more

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Building a fast-moving digital enterprise

May 2015—Large companies face significant hurdles in transforming into digital businesses. McKinsey’s Edwin van Bommel explains how organizations can quickly develop digital capabilities.more

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Building the cities of the future with green districts

May 2015—Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically.more

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How Dow reinvented itself

May 2015—CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives growth and innovation.more

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How do you govern a disrupted world?

May 2015—Seismic economic shifts are placing new demands on governments globally. In this excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends, its authors explain how policy makers can respond.more

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more

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CEO succession starts with developing your leaders

May 2015—Focusing on future priorities and debiasing decisions help, too.more

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Rethinking the water cycle

May 2015—How moving to a circular economy can preserve our most vital resource.more

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Unearthing performance gains to boost bank value

May 2015—Many performance improvements can raise bank valuations. The most powerful may not be the ones you’d expect.more

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Sewing up lower costs from falling commodity prices

April 2015—Apparel and footwear companies should be helped by tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton. But many miss out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.more

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Oil-price shocks and the chemical industry: Preparing for a volatile environment

May 2015—The outlook for oil prices is highly unstable. To assure they have the agility to navigate this, chemical companies need to build new organizational capabilities.more

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Closing France’s €100 billion digital gap

May 2015—Accelerating the country’s rate of digital adoption could unlock billions of euros in economic value. The key is in executing a comprehensive digital transformation.more

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How digital is changing strategy

May 2015—The strategy leader of McKinsey Digital discusses the strategic implications of digital disruptions.more

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