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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?
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How to avoid the pitfalls of IT crowdsourcing to boost speed, find talent, and reduce costs

– Crowdsourcing is emerging as an important capability for companies modernizing IT. Businesses that do it best follow five important... principles.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Is the Solow Paradox back?

– Digitization isn’t stimulating productivity growth—yet.
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Six digital growth strategies for banks

– Banks that know where to look can find new sources of untapped value.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Insecurity

– Trojan-infested botnets. Distributed denials of service. Credential stuffing attacks. How secure is your company in an age of... cybercrime?

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Winning in digital ecosystems

– The industry landscape is going through an upheaval as digital ecosystems take shape. This issue of Digital McKinsey Insights... looks at how companies will need to embrace new relationships and ways of collaborating.
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Digital Reinvention: Unlocking the ‘how’

– A selection of our latest thinking on how companies can carry out successful digital reinventions
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Introducing the next-generation operating model

– A collection of articles that builds on Digital McKinsey's longstanding experience in digital and lean management transformation... at scale, with a focus on newer thinking and developments in digital services and operations.

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Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

– Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.
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Long tail, big savings: Digital unlocks hidden value in procurement

– Until recently, many companies thought it was futile to try to extract savings from the low-volume purchases in “tail spend.”... New technologies are changing the equation.
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Cloud adoption to accelerate IT modernization

– The cloud is a means, not an end. Success in modernizing IT through the cloud is driven by a complete standardization and automation... strategy.
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How to build a data-first culture for a digital transformation

– Getting better data is key to eliminating the unknowns of a digital transformation. At Sprint, as CDO Rob Roy explains, leaders... called for a new company culture that put data first.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Platform plays

– Platforms are the favored operating model of seven of the world’s 12 largest corporations. So why have so few old-line companies... followed suit?

Industry perspectives

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Digital-experience design for the field workforce

– By focusing on valuable and meaningful workforce experiences, utilities can move from incremental improvements to transformative ones.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to construction.
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The rail sector’s changing maintenance game

– How can rail operators and OEMs benefit from the disruption brought on by digitization?

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How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa

– The potential for entrepreneurship in the region is high, based on digital consumption and a startling increase in investment... funding for start-ups.
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The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement

– With customer expectations rising and new technologies emerging, constant renewal of customer transformations can never be over.
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Breaking away: The secrets to scaling analytics

– A handful of the world’s companies have cracked the code on embedding analytics into every layer of their organizations.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Digital lipstick

– As digital technology erodes profit and revenue growth, why aren’t companies responding with bold strategies?
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Why utility boards should care about IT architecture

– Many utilities struggle to match the customer and commercial expectations set by digital leaders. Investing in faster, more flexible... IT architecture can accelerate their digital modernization.
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Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

– To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights,... and start to digitize the value chain.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

China’s fast climb up the value chain

– From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The 20,000-person start-up

– How do you get incumbent companies to perform like a start-up? By rethinking organizational culture.
Interview

Construction in the cloud: An interview with Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software

– As construction moves into the cloud, here’s what industry leaders must do to lay the groundwork for change.
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Going digital to advance infrastructure delivery: The open information project

– Owners and contractors can share “integrated project delivery” benefits on any project—including digital work... flows and increased visibility—through a connected data environment.
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AI is open for business: An interview with PayPal COO Bill Ready

– Cloud platforms have begun democratizing artificial intelligence, ushering in a new wave of AI innovation.
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The Internet of Things: How to capture the value of IoT

– A collection of articles to help companies not just keep up with IoT but get ahead of it.
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What beauty players can teach the consumer sector about digital disruption

– As many consumer businesses struggle to deal with the pace of change, the beauty sector shows the way.
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How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

– A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can... help traditional players reckon with change.
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Claims in the digital age: How insurers can get started

– Attackers are transforming the competitive landscape and elevating customer expectations, so insurance companies must integrate... digital technologies into their operations to keep pace. Claims should be a top priority.
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How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?

– Research suggests some ways artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain are reshaping creative... work.
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