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Cloud’s trillion-dollar prize is up for grabs

Cloud has immense potential, but most companies are only scratching the surface. Recent research clarifies where the value lies—and how to capture it before competitors do.
Executive Briefing

How Japan can make digital ‘big moves’ to drive growth and productivity

– The country could build digital talent and applications across major areas of industry and government to improve digital competitiveness.
Article

How do you measure success in digital? Five metrics for CEOs

– As organizations launch more and more digital initiatives, CEOs must monitor whether they are delivering business results. These... metrics are ones to watch.
Collection

What comes after the 2020 digital dash

– While a tumultuous and tragic 2020 will usher in a 2021 fraught with uncertainty, one thing is crystal clear: it will be distinctly... digital year. The dramatic shift to living and working online has accelerated changes across the entire business landscape, so we’ve compiled a list of must-reads to help business leaders prepare.
Blog Post

McKinsey acquires Candid Partners, a leader in cloud consulting

– With the recent acquisition of Candid Partners, we welcome 100+ senior cloud experts—developers, engineers, agile coaches—into... our firm.

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Collection

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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Article

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.
Article

Breaking through data-architecture gridlock to scale AI

– Large-scale data modernization and rapidly evolving data technologies can tie up AI transformations. Five steps give organizations... a way to break through the gridlock.
Article

Managing large technology programs in the digital era

– To successfully implement large technology systems, first accept the complexity, and then take these six actions.
Article

Think fast: How to accelerate e-commerce growth

– The most critical tools in successful e-commerce expansion are customer-centricity and a test-and-learn mindset.
Interactive

Executive’s guide to developing AI at scale

– Developing artificial intelligence and analytics applications typically involves different processes, technology, and talent than... those for traditional software solutions. Executives who possess a solid understanding of the basics can ensure they’re making the right investments in their tech stacks and teams to build reliable solutions at scale. We’ve created an interactive guide to help.

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Our short takes on key technology and architecture topics

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Report

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.
Article

Healthtech in the fast lane: What is fueling investor excitement?

– As adoption of healthcare technology accelerates, it’s a good time for healthcare companies to consider investing in digital among nine potential “value pools.”
Article

Scaling digital in the public sector: Building blocks for the future

– The upcoming government transition presents public-sector leaders with the opportunity to establish processes for successfully scaling digital technologies.
Article

The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities

– Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.
Article

Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand and several disruptive forces.

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Building a great digital business

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

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Building and scaling one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile banks

– Setting a bold vision, adapting the business to respond to market feedback, and putting customer satisfaction first has enabled... digital-banking start-up N26 to grow rapidly into a global bank valued at $3.5 billion.
Podcast

Breaking through the hype: The real-world benefits of 5G connectivity

– 5G offers a level of connectivity that could transform the shop floor. Here’s how leaders use today’s technologies... to secure supply chains and create value, despite the challenges of deployment.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
Article

The next chapter: Driving technology leadership in the public sector

– Leadership transitions are an opportune time for public-sector CIOs to accelerate technology modernization using our three-vector... strategy.
Article

Scaling online education: Five lessons for colleges

– Before the pandemic, scaling an effective online offering was optional for higher education institutions. Now it’s a necessity.
Article

How agile can power frontline excellence

– An agile transformation can release the full potential of frontline staff, leading to more-satisfied, happier employees, lower... costs, and better overall performance.
Article

Ahead in the cloud: Transforming public-sector performance

– The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of cloud technology and analytics in delivering public-sector services. Can governments... build on what they have learned?
Podcast

Boards and cybersecurity

– How boards should prepare for the rising cybersecurity threat
Podcast

Giving and reaping rewards: A conversation with ShopBack’s Joel Leong

– Transplanting a successful e-commerce business model into a region where online shopping is still developing is a heady task for... any organization. But a willingness to localize that model and fertilize the market by rewarding users for online purchases helped ensure success, according to the cofounder of a Singapore-based cash-back platform.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also... gaps and vulnerabilities.
Interview

Did online delivery kill the vending machine?

– Not in Japan, says Costin Mandrea, the head of commercial at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., who’s making its vast network... of unmanned retailers smarter and more integrated into people’s daily lives.
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