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The platform play: How to operate like a tech company

For tech to be a real driver of innovation and growth, IT needs to reorganize itself around flexible and independent platforms.
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The journey to an agile organization

– You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation... is another question.
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Fusing data and design to supercharge innovation—in products and processes

– While many organizations are investing in data and design capabilities, only those that tightly weave these disciplines together... will unlock their full benefits.
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Selecting the right platform for IT automation

– Selecting a platform to support automation has significant repercussions that business leaders often miss.
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Ten trends shaping the Internet of Things business landscape

– Experience working on the Internet of Things indicates where the value lies.

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Essential content on key issues in digital reinvention, from modernizing IT to competing in digital ecosystems.

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Planning in an agile organization

– Agile organizations rely on an innovative mix of stable and dynamic elements to bring planning up to speed with their fast-paced needs.
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The right digital-platform strategy

– Many incumbents are starting to build their own platforms or to forge ties with others. The penalty for not playing may be steep.
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Five moves to make during a digital transformation

– Surveyed executives confirm that digital transformations rarely achieve success. But in those that do lie the structural elements... that may help organizations overcome the odds.
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The seven make-or-break API challenges CIOs need to address

– Application programming interfaces hold great promise for tech modernization—if CIOs develop a coherent strategy in advance.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Taking digital transformation to the limits at Koç Holding

– The CEO and HR director of Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate describe how a leadership-development program is preparing... the company for a digital future—and shaking up the status quo.

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Our short takes on everything from digitization to design.

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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital game.
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A blueprint for successful digital transformations for automotive suppliers

– Leaders in the automotive-supply sector are mastering six elements of successful digital transformation—and reaping the rewards.
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Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital

– Rather than fear the disruptive potential of insurtechs, commercial insurance executives should view them as a catalyst for digitization.

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Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Twenty-five years of digitization: Ten insights into how to play it right

– The world that has been radically transformed since the commercial internet emerged a quarter century ago. Ten insights help frame... the digital journey.
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Managing data as an asset: An interview with the CEO of Informatica

– Anil Chakravarthy draws on his experience leading a data-management business to discuss new technical and organizational approaches... that help companies create value with data.
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Building a habit of disruption in marketing

– To be successful, creative disruption must be a constant process.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence

– With great power comes great responsibility. Organizations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced... analytics by embracing three principles.
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Turbocharging the next-generation operating model

– More and more companies are embarking on creating their next-generation operating models. Here we share the lessons we have learned,... the best practices that have started to emerge, and stories from leaders who have been through the transformation.
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For OEMs in the United States, the aftermarket is fertile ground

– To capture value in agriculture and construction, OEMs should innovate in four areas, including mastering digital and enhancing... service with the newest technologies.
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Digital reinvention can spur South Africa’s economy

– If companies in the country embrace digital, they could outpace peers and see an increase in profitability and revenue growth.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth

– New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows how good digital ID is a new frontier in value creation for individuals and... institutions around the world.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Infographic: What is good digital ID?

– An increasing number of governments and businesses are implementing digital identification programs. What makes a digital ID beneficial... to both the user and the institution?
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The legacy threat

– Worried about the effect of new digital entrants on your industry and markets? Reinvented incumbents may be an equal threat.
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Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat

– How the energy, mining, and materials industries can meet the unique challenges of protecting themselves in a digital world.
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