High Tech Insights

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Advanced analytics in software pricing: Enabling sales to price with confidence

– Building advanced analytics such as dynamic deal scoring into the core commercial process helps software sales organizations price smarter, streamline the approval process, and win more deals.
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Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

– A recent McKinsey survey provides new insight into the promising public-cloud market in China.
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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
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Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

– Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services... capabilities to meet the new needs.
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How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?

– Research suggests some ways artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain are reshaping creative... work.

Connected homes

There’s no place like (a connected) home

While device sales are growing rapidly, our latest research shows many consumers don’t understand connected-device value propositions and the problems early adopters face.

Growth tech

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Grow fast or die slow: The role of profitability in sustainable growth

– How can software and online-services companies determine the right balance between growth and profitability?
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Grow fast or die slow: Focusing on customer success to drive growth

– Technology and software companies spend millions acquiring new customers, yet customer retention is what separates top performers... from their competitors.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.
Collection

Grow fast or die slow

Understanding the unique management challenges facing fast-growing technology companies.

Internet of Things

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Unlocking value from IoT connectivity: Six considerations for choosing a provider

– Companies must take a more nuanced look at connectivity providers as the Internet of Things evolves.
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Achieving business impact with data

– The best analytics are worth nothing with bad data. The importance of understanding and working on all components of the insights... value chain is mission critical.
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Six ways CEOs can promote cybersecurity in the IoT age

– Billions of devices are being brought online as the Internet of Things develops, creating new vulnerabilities. Here’s how... leaders can regain control.
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The future of connectivity: Enabling the Internet of Things

– With new connectivity technologies unlocking opportunities along the IoT value chain, companies must create detailed plans to... harness their potential.

Software Development

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Product managers for the digital world

– The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and... design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies.
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An executive’s guide to software development

– This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders.
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Software Development Handbook: Transforming for the digital age

– Software development is no longer the domain of Silicon Valley tech start-ups. Our new handbook explains why, and how organizations... should approach development to achieve true competitive advantage.

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Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Lights out

– Are your factories and warehouses operating in the dark? They might be soon.
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An SEK 850 billion digital opportunity for Sweden

– If Sweden can fulfill its digitization potential by taking advantage of six important technological trends, it could generate... SEK 850-1,400 billion per year by 2025.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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What’s ahead for food processing and handling?

– The sector has seen a recent resurgence. But to grow amid technological change and the global market’s shifting demands,... companies can’t rest on their laurels.
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Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

– To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights,... and start to digitize the value chain.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

China’s fast climb up the value chain

– From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.
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Taking the next leap forward in semiconductor yield improvement

– By prioritizing improvements in end-to-end yield, semiconductor companies can better manage cost pressures and sustain higher... profitability. The path forward involves a shift in mind-sets as well as deployment of advanced-analytics solutions.
Interview

Construction in the cloud: An interview with Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software

– As construction moves into the cloud, here’s what industry leaders must do to lay the groundwork for change.
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Telematics: Poised for strong global growth

– An expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break... into the mainstream.
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Graphene: The next S-curve for semiconductors?

– Slowing productivity improvements and rising costs for silicon have business leaders evaluating other materials.
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How industrial companies can respond to disruptive forces

– A survey of 300-plus executives from the automotive, aerospace, and diversified-industrial sectors generated insights that can... help traditional players reckon with change.
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