High Tech Insights

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The progressive cloud: A new approach to migration

– Migrating applications and data to public-cloud platforms can be tricky. Companies can ease the transition with hybrid-cloud configurations that progressively combine private- and public-cloud features.
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How predictive analytics can boost product development

– Complex product-development projects are plagued by schedule slips and cost overruns. The up-front application of advanced and... predictive analytics helps companies build plans they can stick to.
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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.

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.
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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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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.
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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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How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?

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

Microsoft’s next act

– CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.
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Accelerating the car data monetization journey

– Capturing value from vehicle data will require players in the automotive ecosystem to approach the issue strategically and to... overcome the three main challenges that 60-plus executives identified in our proprietary survey and industry roundtables.
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Fintech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity

– The level of investment in CMI fintech is gaining. For providers, the key is to view fintech not as a strategy in itself but as... a means to reach strategic priorities.
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Gene therapy for telecom operators: An interview with Jon Fredrik Baksaas

– The former GSMA chairman and Telenor CEO discusses what telecoms operators need to do to adapt in the new competitive landscape.
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Are you ready for 5G?

– Smart operators will consider seven no-regrets moves to position themselves for advantage amid radically changing industry dynamics.
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Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

– As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s... competitive rules are being rewritten.
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Thinking inside the subscription box: New research on e-commerce consumers

– We surveyed thousands of US shoppers to understand subscription e-commerce trends. The findings have implications for start-ups,... as well as retailers and consumer brand manufacturers entering the market.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Competing in a world of digital ecosystems

– New players and blurring sector borders are starting to influence the competitive outlook in a wide range of industries. Here’s... a close-in look at changes afoot in automobiles and banking.
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Introducing customer success 2.0: The new growth engine

– Can software vendors and other companies identify more opportunities to grow and deliver value by taking a fresh look at customer... success?
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Maximizing value from advanced analytics in telco service operations

– By developing and pursuing high-potential use cases, telcos can unlock hidden value and ignite an analytics-driven transformation.
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