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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.

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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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.
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The promise of the connected home

– The connected-home industry is poised for a new wave of growth, with projections showing every home in the United States being... connected in the next five to ten years.
Survey

Getting the most out of Industry 4.0

– A new survey of global manufacturing experts explores the progress companies have made in implementing Industry 4.0, the challenges... many still face, and the ways more players can unlock 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Survey

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.
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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.

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