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McKinsey Digital COVID-19 Insights

This collection of articles draws together McKinsey Digital’s thinking and expertise to help leaders navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
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The big boost: How incumbents successfully scale their new businesses

– Corporations can help their new ventures scale up if they avoid these six actions that can undermine success.
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How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves

– In the first of a five-part multimedia series airing on CNBC, we look at how the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic... is shaping the next normal.
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How do companies create value from digital ecosystems?

– Ecosystem strategies can generate significant value both by growing the core business and by expanding the portfolio into new... products and services.
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Three actions CEOs can take to get value from cloud computing

– Leaders need to accelerate their journey to the cloud in order to digitize quickly and effectively in the wake of COVID-19.

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Tech for Good

– Technology has no overall purpose on its own; its effects are driven by human choices and actions. This collection of articles and interviews aims at exploring ways in which new technologies can actually enhance welfare and soften disruptive transitions, examining the impact of technology on business and society.

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Reducing data costs without jeopardizing growth

– Organizations are leaning on data insights more than ever to cope with the pandemic’s fallout. But with most companies in resiliency mode, how can they ramp up data efforts while managing data costs?
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Global capability centers in the next normal

– Companies with large global operations had to respond quickly to COVID-19. Now their short-term fixes are turning out to offer... longer-term opportunities.
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Europe’s digital migration during COVID-19: Getting past the broad trends and averages

– A survey of 20,000 European consumers pinpoints what has changed in which markets, suggesting prompt actions for companies to... consider.
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Ten ‘antipatterns’ that are derailing technology transformations

– Shortsighted solutions to recurring problems—antipatterns—often sabotage a company’s transformation.
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How to build a data architecture to drive innovation—today and tomorrow

– Yesterday’s data architecture can’t meet today’s need for speed, flexibility, and innovation. The key to a successful... upgrade—and significant potential rewards—is agility.

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Solving the digital and analytics scale-up challenge in consumer goods

– Many consumer-goods companies have entered the digital and analytics race, but very few are scaling impact. Here’s what leaders are doing right.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.
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The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies

– Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work.

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Tech for Good: Helping the United Kingdom improve lives and livelihoods

– In the United Kingdom, the Tech for Good movement has been gaining momentum in recent years and has the potential to accelerate... and build on the wave of solidarity we are seeing emerge across society.
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Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?

– Many organizations are racing to become agile. New research suggests that agile transformation can have a powerful impact on the... bottom line—in addition to other widely recognized benefits.
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Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity

– The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Three practical lessons... can help energy companies break through.
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Four ways to improve technology service resiliency

– Companies can significantly reduce technology system outages and other costly tech glitches by improving incident response and... how they manage change.
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How governments can deliver on the promise of digital ID

– Governments globally are working to roll out digital identity schemes, but few have achieved broad adoption and utilization. To... succeed, governments can create a virtuous circle of supply and demand.
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From new business to unicorn: Scaling a new corporate business

– Quick pivots and a clear focus helped About You become the first $1 billion start-up business in Hamburg.
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Using built-in advantages and innovation to scale

– A commitment to partners, flexibility, and a good relationship with Bosch, the parent company, enabled scale to happen quickly... for S&ST.
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The imperatives for automation success

– New survey findings show that organizations that successfully automate business processes follow a few common practices.
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Call to action: How A&D companies can build the workforce of the future

– In light of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the aerospace and defense sector is reimagining talent management... to boost critical digital skills.
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Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers

– What can digital retailers in the agriculture sector do to encourage what could be a €10 billion market?
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Rethinking AI talent strategy as automated machine learning comes of age

– Do companies still need to hire a large contingent of data scientists to build machine learning models or can AutoML reduce the... demand for this elusive talent?
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