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Demystifying digital dark matter: A new standard to tame technical debt

– Technical debt hinders growth. A new metric makes it easier to quantify how much it’s hurting companies.

The cloud as a strategic ecosystem for innovation and growth

– In this interview, Deutsche Börse’s chief information officer and chief operating officer explains how the company’s ongoing cloud journey is defining its digital transformation.

Cloud economics and the six most damaging mistakes to avoid

– The value potential of cloud is enormous, but only for companies that understand—and adapt to—the realities of cloud economics.

State of Fashion Technology Report 2022

– As technological innovation accelerates, fashion companies have an opportunity to serve customers better while also creating a more efficient, responsive, and responsible business.

It’s cloud time for boards—in seven charts

– These seven charts can help boards shape their business’s cloud strategy.

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At the Edge podcast

– McKinsey’s Technology Council brings you conversations with creative leaders and pioneers. At the Edge demystifies cutting-edge technologies and shares strategies on how companies can capture big opportunities.

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Localization of data privacy regulations creates competitive opportunities

– Around the world, new regulations are promoting data localization. To comply, companies must be agile in their investments, but... those that get it right could increase their revenues and market share.

Securing your organization by recruiting, hiring, and retaining cybersecurity talent to reduce cyberrisk

– Shed the conventional methods. Talent-to-value protection defines the most important cybersecurity roles that demonstrate the... greatest reduction in risk for the enterprise.

Cybersecurity legislation: Preparing for increased reporting and transparency

– To get ready for compliance with new US regulations, companies can segment their preparation into stages and take both short-... and long-term actions to increase preparedness.

Quantum computing funding remains strong, but talent gap raises concern

– Our latest Quantum Technology Monitor shows industry interest remains strong, China is upping its game, and talent shortages require... attention.

How to unlock the full value of data? Manage it like a product

– Creating reusable data products and patterns for piecing together data technologies enables companies to derive value from data... today and tomorrow.

When—and how—to prepare for post-quantum cryptography

– While quantum computers may not be able to crack conventional encryption protocols until 2030, many cybersecurity and risk managers... should evaluate their options now.

The business value of innovation in the cloud

– In this interview, TrueBlue’s chief technology and information officer explains why migrating to the cloud was always about... far more than just technology.

Cloud foundations: Ten commandments for faster—and more profitable—cloud migrations

– Cloud migrations flounder quickly unless organizations invest in building the right cloud foundations.

Tech talent tectonics: Ten new realities for finding, keeping, and developing talent

– Large incumbents can compete successfully for tech talent—but only if they’re ready to completely rethink their entire... HR approach. Tech talent think and act differently.

Innovative and practical applications of the metaverse

– There are already a number of use cases in the metaverse in the industrial, consumer goods, and retail sectors, among others,... but the future offers even greater promise.

The promise and peril of the metaverse

– The metaverse has the potential to radically transform the digital—and global—economy, but many questions remain.
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Cybersecurity in a digital era

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to protect their institutions from cyberattack, without degrading their ability to innovate and extract value from technology investments.

Over the past year, we’ve sought to publish cybersecurity articles in various areas that will help senior executives consider their options and make pragmatic decisions about how to move forward in making the right tradeoffs in managing technology risks.

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