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How CIOs and CTOs can accelerate digital transformations through cloud platforms

To capture the real value from cloud, companies need to focus their investments and build a cloud-ready operating model.
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What now? Decisive actions to emerge stronger in the next normal

– Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for companies to act, not react.
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The big boost: How incumbents successfully scale their new businesses

– Corporations can help their new ventures scale up if they avoid these six actions that can undermine success.
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How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves

– In the first of a five-part multimedia series airing on CNBC, we look at how the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic... is shaping the next normal.
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How do companies create value from digital ecosystems?

– Ecosystem strategies can generate significant value both by growing the core business and by expanding the portfolio into new... products and services.

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McKinsey Digital COVID-19 Insights

This collection of articles draws together McKinsey Digital’s thinking and expertise to help leaders navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

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Four ways to improve technology service resiliency

– Companies can significantly reduce technology system outages and other costly tech glitches by improving incident response and how they manage change.
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Global capability centers in the next normal

– Companies with large global operations had to respond quickly to COVID-19. Now their short-term fixes are turning out to offer... longer-term opportunities.
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Reducing data costs without jeopardizing growth

– Organizations are leaning on data insights more than ever to cope with the pandemic’s fallout. But with most companies in... resiliency mode, how can they ramp up data efforts while managing data costs?
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Europe’s digital migration during COVID-19: Getting past the broad trends and averages

– A survey of 20,000 European consumers pinpoints what has changed in which markets, suggesting prompt actions for companies to... consider.
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Ten ‘antipatterns’ that are derailing technology transformations

– Shortsighted solutions to recurring problems—antipatterns—often sabotage a company’s transformation.

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Solving the digital and analytics scale-up challenge in consumer goods

– Many consumer-goods companies have entered the digital and analytics race, but very few are scaling impact. Here’s what leaders are doing right.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.
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The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies

– Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work.

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Tech for Good: Helping the United Kingdom improve lives and livelihoods

– In the United Kingdom, the Tech for Good movement has been gaining momentum in recent years and has the potential to accelerate... and build on the wave of solidarity we are seeing emerge across society.
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Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?

– Many organizations are racing to become agile. New research suggests that agile transformation can have a powerful impact on the... bottom line—in addition to other widely recognized benefits.
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Digitization: How machinery companies can meet customers’ expectations

– Mechanical engineering hasn’t seen a broad breakthrough in digital solutions, despite the industry’s attention. What’s... preventing successful offerings? Here’s a perspective focusing on the customer.
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Follow the leaders: How governments can combat intensifying cybersecurity risks

– It is undoubtedly challenging to craft and execute a national cybersecurity strategy. Our research reveals common elements of... successful strategies.
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Ecosystem 2.0: Climbing to the next level

– After a first wave of trials, incumbents are shaking up value chains to attract new ecosystem customers—and tap potentially... huge pools of value.
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Building a start-up innovation ecosystem: A conversation with Jardine Matheson’s Anne O’Riordan and Michael Poon

– Two executives share how a three-pronged approach to partnering with start-ups has spelled success for an almost 200-year-old... Hong Kong multinational.
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Transforming the US government’s approach to hiring digital talent

– Attracting digital talent to government jobs has been a challenge, with consequences felt throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders... can rethink their approach to build resilience for future crises.
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Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity

– The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Three practical lessons... can help energy companies break through.
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How governments can deliver on the promise of digital ID

– Governments globally are working to roll out digital identity schemes, but few have achieved broad adoption and utilization. To... succeed, governments can create a virtuous circle of supply and demand.
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From new business to unicorn: Scaling a new corporate business

– Quick pivots and a clear focus helped About You become the first $1 billion start-up business in Hamburg.
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Using built-in advantages and innovation to scale

– A commitment to partners, flexibility, and a good relationship with Bosch, the parent company, enabled scale to happen quickly... for S&ST.
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