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Are you ready for 3-D printing?
article | McKinsey Quarterly

Are you ready for 3-D printing?

February 2015—There have been false dawns before, but this technology is poised to deliver cost benefits and to advance innovation in manufacturing.more

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The perils of ignoring software development

February 2015—Software is a key to market differentiation and value creation for an increasing number of products and services.more

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How big companies can innovate

February 2015—Who says innovation is only for start-ups? In these interviews, the heads of three large, established companies—Intuit, Idealab, and Autodesk—argue there’s no reason big players can’t develop the next big thing.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Harnessing the power of shifting global flows

February 2015—Here’s what countries and executives need to know to benefit from the next—and markedly different—wave of globalization.more

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interview | McKinsey Quarterly

How Google breaks through

February 2015—Lorraine Twohill, Google’s senior vice president of global marketing, describes what has and hasn’t changed for marketers trying to connect with customers.more

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Transforming the business through social tools

January 2015—The effect of social technologies in customer-facing processes is already significant. Our survey finds that while overall adoption of these tools has plateaued, companies can do more to measure and then capture social’s benefits.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

China’s rising Internet wave: Wired companies

January 2015—After a massive rise in Internet use by consumers, adoption by Chinese companies is catching up with that of the developed world.more

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The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity

December 2014—This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers.more

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How the Internet of Things could transform the value chain

December 2014—In this interview, the CEO of software company PTC, James Heppelmann, explains how connected products may help companies become more proactive and efficient.more

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Making connections: An industry perspective on the Internet of Things

December 2014—The CEO of semiconductor company CSR, Joep van Beurden, discusses the progress—and growing pains—of the Internet of Things market.more

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