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Six practical actions for building the cloud talent you need

Despite a shortage of cloud talent, top companies are finding ways to get past table stakes and build the capabilities needed.

The digital-value guardian: CEOs and digital transformations

– The CEO is ultimately the only one who can shape and guide a successful digital transformation. Here’s the playbook.

Quantum computing use cases are getting real—what you need to know

– A burgeoning quantum-computing ecosystem and emerging business use cases promise to create significant value for industries—if... executives prepare now.

2021 global report: The state of new-business building

– Business leaders predict that by 2026, half of their revenues will come from products, services, or businesses that haven’t yet... been created. Here’s how new-business building can help bridge that gap through sustainable, inclusive growth.

The state of AI in 2021

– A majority of companies now adopt AI, and leaders are using more sophisticated tools and practices.

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Leadership and digital transformation

Explore our collection of insights on how leadership is evolving to drive successful digital transformations.
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The Rise of Quantum Computing

Accelerating technological breakthroughs, increasing investment flows, start-up proliferation, and promises of capable quantum... systems by 2030 signal it’s time for business leaders to begin planning their quantum-computing strategies.

The CIO Agenda

Explore our collection of insights on the evolving role of the CIO.

Cloud by McKinsey

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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What CIOs need from their CEOs and boards to make IT digital ready

– McKinsey research shows that CIOs need five things from their CEOs and boards to transform IT, but CIOs have an important role themselves in making that happen.

The CIO agenda for the next 12 months: Six make-or-break priorities

– With the post-pandemic economy taking shape, CIOs can evolve IT’s mission to shape the business.

Open-source e-commerce: The next wave of value for the enterprise

– Moving to open-source e-commerce has significant benefits, but companies must be willing to embrace a broader digital culture.

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.

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.

Tech: Forward

Our short takes on key technology and architecture topics

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How medtech companies can create value with new-business building

– Medtech industry senior executives recently convened to discuss new-business building. Their experiences illuminate what it can do for companies, why it’s so difficult, and how to get it right.

The benefits of being a cloud trailblazer

– To meet an SEC demand for greater transparency, FINRA chose the road less traveled—public cloud—and reached its goals and more at substantially lower cost.

Breaking the code: Unlocking digital and analytics at scale for consumer goods

– The why, what, and how of consumer digital and analytics transformations

The case for cloud in life sciences

– As cloud technology matures, life-sciences companies are generating new paths to business value beyond the cost efficiencies that cloud migrations typically target.

Digital health ecosystems: Voices of key healthcare leaders

– COVID-19 has made it more pressing than ever to integrate online and offline offerings and to establish integrated health ecosystems. We asked key healthcare leaders about their views to make this change happen.

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Boards and the cloud

– A shift to the cloud requires boards to weigh numerous implications, from the technology infrastructure to cybersecurity.

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The unsolved opportunities for cybersecurity providers

– With sophisticated cyberthreats on the rise, organizations must continue evolving by using novel strategies and technology. For... cybersecurity providers, the challenges and opportunities are numerous.

The six must-haves to achieve breakthrough growth in e-commerce D2C

– With e-commerce surging, building direct-to-consumer capabilities is more important than ever—but how do companies truly... scale their D2C business?

Shaping the long race in quantum communication and quantum sensing

– While quantum computing is making headlines, two related technologies—quantum sensing and quantum communication—could... reach the market earlier and potentially transform multiple industries.

A quantum wake-up call for European CEOs

– Quantum computing could significantly reshape key industries in Europe. The region’s executives and entrepreneurs should... act now to harness its potential.

CEO lessons from digital transformations

– A digital transformation demands fundamental change across every part of the company.
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Scaling from start-up to blue-chip company: Lessons from Delivery Hero

– Delivery Hero was able to scale rapidly by delegating authority, promoting accountability, and executing new business efforts... quickly.

How can healthcare unlock the power of data connectivity?

– The pandemic has shown that de-identifying data for shared research is essential to address some of the biggest health issues.... How can data fragmentation be balanced with value-based healthcare?

Reconceiving the global trade finance ecosystem

– Trade finance does not work as well as it could, particularly for the millions of smaller businesses that help fuel the global... economy. A new joint report sets out a vision for improving the ecosystem for all players.

How good are you at business building? A new way to score your ability to scale new ventures

– The Leap Business-Building Quotient highlights what matters in creating new ventures.

The value of getting personalization right—or wrong—is multiplying

– This Next in Personalization 2021 Report reveals that companies who excel at demonstrating customer intimacy generate... faster rates of revenue growth than their peers. And the closer organizations get to the consumer, the bigger the gains.

Giving Gen Z customers what they want: A conversation with by.U

– Two top executives at Telkomsel, Southeast Asia’s largest wireless provider, explain how the company supported a new venture... and freed it to succeed on its own terms.
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