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Moving beyond agile to become a software innovator

Companies need to borrow a page from the tech industry’s playbook to understand how to use agile to build better products and experiences.
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Cloud cost-optimization simulator

– This cloud cost-optimization simulator details the range of levers that can be used to substantially reduce costs for one illustrative... scenario of an application on the cloud.
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Five traps to avoid: The long game of DTC and e-commerce

– Simply selling online is relatively easy. But unless you plan from day one to build a sustainable e-commerce business, you risk... crippling your ability to scale over time.
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McKinsey for Kids: I, Robot? What technology shifts mean for tomorrow’s jobs

– Tomorrow’s jobs will look different from today’s—and not just because you might be working alongside robots.... In this edition of McKinsey for Kids, peer into the future of work and what it may hold for you, whether you’re thinking about becoming a doctor, an influencer—or a garbage designer.
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The cloud transformation engine

– Some 15 years into the cloud revolution, it’s clear that there’s tremendous value enabled by adopting cloud—more... than $1 trillion just for Fortune 500 companies.

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Capturing value in the cloud

The cloud is revolutionizing how businesses create value, but only when tech organizations, and the business, understand how to use it and change how they operate.

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How enterprise architects need to evolve to survive in a digital world

– Enterprise architects still have an important role to play at large incumbents, but they need to evolve in three ways.
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Building a tech-services ecosystem to deliver products—not applications

– IT organizations focused on building value as well as reducing costs need to rethink how they engage with their vendors.
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Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.
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Seven lessons on how technology transformations can deliver value

– Our annual IT strategy survey shows how technology investments are proving their worth, especially at companies making more tech-based... changes and bridging more of the technology-business divide.
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Harnessing the power of external data

– Few organizations take full advantage of data generated outside their walls. A well-structured plan for using external data can... provide a competitive edge.

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Fast forward: How cloud computing could transform risk management

– Cloud-based computing will provide tangible benefits for banking risk management functions, but risk leaders face significant challenges migrating their systems and activities from on-premises to the cloud.
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Driving business impact through customer centricity and digital agility

– Sun Life US focused on the client experience and aligned IT with the business to drive a transformation in its technological capabilities.
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What payers and providers can learn from successful cloud transformations in other industries

– Cloud transformations can create value, but requires engagement from the entire healthcare organization.
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Lessons from a high-ROI cloud transformation journey

– Some roadblocks on the cloud journey aren’t apparent until it’s under way. CUNA Mutual’s CIO and its vice president of tech products discuss their route to full cloud success.
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A manufacturer’s guide to scaling Industrial IoT

– By integrating the business, the organization, and technology, manufacturing leaders can position their organizations to reap the full benefits of Industrial IoT.

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Building a great digital business

– How companies are leveraging technology to address rapid market changes.

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From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings

– One of the US Navy’s first female fighter pilots, the engineering and robotics professor talks about the promise and peril... of automation in airplanes and cars, predicting a “very distinct shift away from replacing human reasoning to augmenting human reasoning.”
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Ordering in: The rapid evolution of food delivery

– Succeeding in the fast-growing food-delivery ecosystem will require understanding how overlapping economic forces affect a complex... web of stakeholders.
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Government data management for the digital age

– Public institutions can make more of their data resources. Five actions can help them modernize their data infrastructures and... unlock significant value across state, economy, and society.
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Manufacturing process innovation for industrials

– Industrial manufacturing levels in the United States have been falling for decades, but process innovation is gaining steam and... could reinvigorate this struggling sector.
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Scaling up ‘rock-star fast’: A conversation with foodpanda’s Jakob Angele

– The CEO of foodpanda APAC recounts how the company grew from a food-delivery start-up to a business valued at $30 billion by moving... fast and creating a trusted brand.
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What matters most? Five priorities for CEOs in the next normal

– How leaders can adapt to a very different future.
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Five Fifty: The business builders

– The more new businesses you build, the better you get at building them. That’s the lesson from the companies that do it best.
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Tapping digital’s full potential in pulp and paper process optimization

– While many pulp and paper companies have been automated for years, they are only now starting to reap the full potential of digital... technologies.
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Winning formula: How Europe’s top tech start-ups get it right

– We studied Europe’s top 1,000 start-ups to learn how they succeed in the region’s fragmented value pool and found... the answers lie in four distinct strategic plays.
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Author Talks: Gottfried Leibbrandt on why cash may be a thing of the past

– The digital revolution in payments is under way. What does that mean for how we think about payments and the way that money moves?
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Lending corporate business builders a helping hand: A conversation with New Ventures’ Alvin Cai

– The vice president of Singapore’s corporate venturing entity explains how the island city-state’s Economic Development... Board is helping businesses kick-start new ventures—from ideation to market validation—in six months.
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