High Tech Insights


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

An executive’s guide to software development

– This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders.

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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Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments

– Public authorities cannot build great digital services on their own. They need national governments to provide the right conditions... for them to succeed.

Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer

– A rising post-90s generation is emerging as a strong engine of consumption, in one of four important new trends in the Chinese... consumer landscape.

Harnessing the power of digital in US government agencies

– A focus on customer journeys, a dedicated digital team, agile methods, and strong talent can help government agencies move beyond... incremental improvements and achieve transformative change.

How can we recognize the real power of the Internet of Things?

– If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year... in economic value by 2025.

Should CPG manufacturers go direct to consumer—and, if so, how?

– The digital world has given manufacturers new ways to engage consumers, but online direct-to-consumer models are a mixed bag.... Which ones actually work?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation

– Three snapshots demonstrate areas of change and opportunity.

How tech giants deliver outsized returns—and what it means for the rest of us

– Networks and platforms reign within high tech, media, and telecom. Understanding the sector’s dynamics is increasingly important... for executives in all industries.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s digital economy: A leading global force

– China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier... in coming decades.

IT’s future value proposition

– Many executives expect IT will play a growing role in driving business results, according to a new survey. For that to happen,... CIOs must broaden their profiles and prove IT’s effectiveness in areas such as digital and innovation.

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.

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.

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.

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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