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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more

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Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

November 2013—A majority of urban Africans own Internet-capable devices and go online regularly. If infrastructure investment continues, the Internet will take hold on a much larger scale in the coming decade—potentially adding $300 billion a year to Africa’s GDP.more

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Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

July 2013—Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020.more

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Measuring the full impact of digital capital

July 2013—Although largely uncounted, intangible digital assets may hold an important key to understanding competition and growth in the Internet era.more

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Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead

May 2013—As technological change accelerates and adoption rates soar, ten pivotal trends loom large on the top-management agenda.more

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China’s e-tail revolution

March 2013—The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. more

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Unleashing government's 'innovation mojo': An interview with the US chief technology officer

June 2012—Todd Park explains how he has partnered technology with open-data initiatives to tap into the many talented innovators and entrepreneurs across the government.more

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Internet matters: Essays in digital transformation

March 2012—This compendium features essays by experts from the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey's Business Technology Office, and McKinsey's High Tech Practice. It tackles the theme of digital transformation as part of an ongoing research program on the economic impact of technology. more

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The great transformer: The impact of the Internet on economic growth and prosperity

October 2011—While large enterprises and national economies have reaped major benefits from this technological revolution, individual consumers and small, upstart entrepreneurs have been some of the greatest beneficiaries from the Internet's empowering influence.more

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Are you ready for the era of 'big data'?

October 2011—Radical customization, constant experimentation, and novel business models will be new hallmarks of competition as companies capture and analyze huge volumes of data. Here’s what you should know.more

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Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

May 2011—Big data will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus—as long as the right policies and enablers are in place.more

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21 percent share of GDP

Share of GDP growth that can be attributed to the Internet in mature economies in the past five years more

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