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Unlocking business acceleration in a hybrid cloud world

– Companies that have moved operations to the cloud still aren’t achieving the desired operational agility. A renewed focus on people, processes, and policies can unlock the cloud’s full potential.
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What separates leaders from laggards in the Internet of Things

– Even among companies working at scale with the Internet of Things, there’s a wide gap between top and bottom performers.... Nine practices distinguish the leaders from their less successful peers.
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The product management talent dilemma

– Despite product managers’ central roles in software organizations, they are often neglected from a talent-management perspective.... Four levers can address this industry-wide challenge.
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New demand, new markets: What edge computing means for hardware companies

– With over 100 edge use cases identified, the fast-growing need to power connected devices demands a custom response from vendors.
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How high-tech suppliers are responding to the hyperscaler opportunity

– To win in the hyperscaler market, tech vendors must take an entirely new approach.

Enterprise Software

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Enterprise software: An industry in transformation

Software leaders contend with a growing array of challenges, and new commercial models, artificial intelligence, and digital technologies... are raising the competitive bar. This suite of articles offers our latest thinking to navigate changes and to capitalize on the opportunities they present.
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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.

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

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What it takes to get an edge in the Internet of Things

– Three practices can help differentiate successful companies from those that struggle to gain traction.
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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.

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.

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Reducing indirect labor costs at semiconductor companies

– Digital tools could bring new productivity and efficiency gains to indirect functions. Why do semiconductor companies hesitate... to use them?
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Flow control: Sector at a crossroads?

– The sector’s performance has plateaued in recent years. But flow control’s best days may still be ahead, given increasing... demand and technological advancements.
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Cybersecurity: Linchpin of the digital enterprise

– As companies digitize businesses and automate operations, cyberrisks proliferate; here is how the cybersecurity organization can... support a secure digital agenda.
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Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030

– The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade.... What must companies know to succeed?
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How will changes in the automotive-component market affect semiconductor companies?

– The rise of domain control units (DCUs) will open new opportunities for semiconductor companies.
Interview

Managing data as an asset: An interview with the CEO of Informatica

– Anil Chakravarthy draws on his experience leading a data-management business to discuss new technical and organizational approaches... that help companies create value with data.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A new housing ecosystem: $3.8 trillion under one roof

– Digital platforms open new opportunities for connecting, integrating, and reimagining a traditional sector. Zeroing in on specific... segments and pain points shows how.
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The B2B analytics playbook: Capturing unrealized potential in telcos

– Telecommunications companies have been leaving money on the table by underinvesting in advanced analytics in their B2B business... units relative to their B2C operations. A new tailored approach across these segments can generate much-needed growth and margins.
Podcast

Who wins in a 5G world?

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... senior partners Ferry Grijpink and Philipp Nattermann—ahead of the headline telecommunications conference Mobile World Congress (MWC).
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Industrial robotics: Opportunities for manufacturers of end effectors

– With strong growth in industrial robotics, manufacturers of end effectors and other components could see big gains.
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Cutting through the 5G hype: Survey shows telcos’ nuanced views

– Operators see a marginally positive business case, expect rollout at scale to take until 2022, and don’t think the increase... in capital-expense-to-sales ratio will be as big as skeptics claim.
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