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Subscription myth busters: What it takes to shift to a recurring-revenue model for hardware and software

– The benefits of moving to flexible subscription pricing are closer than they appear, but common misconceptions hold companies back.

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

Internet of Things

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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.
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Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

– A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to... understand.
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Creating a successful Internet of Things data marketplace

– Monetizing the flood of information generated by the Internet of Things requires a well-executed strategy that creates value.

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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Industrial aftermarket services: Growing the core

– OEMs may find untapped goldmines in aftermarket services by strengthening their core business in parts, repair, and maintenance.
Survey - McKinsey Global Institute

Advanced social technologies and the future of collaboration

– The next generation of social technologies is beginning to transform the way people communicate and work with each other, according... to a new survey.
Podcast

Learning from leaders in cloud-infrastructure adoption

– A crucial benefit of cloud adoption is a decrease in time to market for new applications, which in turn can drive down costs and... quickly improve product quality.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO action plan for workplace automation

– Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit... to helping shape the debate about the future of work.
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.
Podcast

The future of grocery—in store and online

– As so much of everyday life moves to the Internet, including grocery shopping, grocers must find profitable ways to revive the... in-store experience while enhancing online options.
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Security in the Internet of Things

– Security issues may represent the greatest obstacle to growth of the Internet of Things. How can semiconductor companies help... resolve them?
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Getting serious about blockchain

– How an “Internet of value” can redefine the very nature of transactions and transform the global economy.
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What next for blockchain?

– The conversation around blockchain is changing. We’re only now starting to understand this technology’s full potential, says one... executive.
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What’s new with the Internet of Things?

– Adoption of the Internet of Things is proceeding more slowly than expected, but semiconductor companies can help accelerate growth... through new technologies and business models.
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Reimagining e-commerce for Southeast Asia

– Garena’s secret to success in the region is harnessing technology and remaining loyal to locals.
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Mobility trends: What’s ahead for automotive semiconductors

– New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors. Here’s what companies need to know about new opportunities.
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Smartening up with artificial intelligence

– How AI will transform Germany’s industrial sector.
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Reimagining fabs: Advanced analytics in semiconductor manufacturing

– Fabs want to streamline the end-to-end process for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. Will innovative analytical tools... provide the solution they need?
Report

What’s ahead for industrials?

– To stay competitive, companies need to sustain momentum while developing new capabilities, offerings, and operating models.
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Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

– R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams.

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