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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.
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.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Building the workforce of tomorrow, today

– Software giant SAP is helping its workforce keep pace with technological change and new strategic thrusts.

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.
Collection

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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How Google.org is helping workers prepare for a digital skill shift

– Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, shares how her organization is preparing for the future of work through online training... that reaches those who need it most.
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Black Friday 2018: Consumers are eager, more digital, and willing to spend

– This annual survey helps companies better understand changing consumer attitudes about Black Friday retail and how shoppers are... planning for the 2018 holiday season.
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Analytics and automation in telcos: An interview with Nokia’s VP of global service delivery

– Digital operating models and new data-driven tools can not only deliver value to customers but can also help keep operators’... own houses in order.
Podcast

From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie

– The cloud-service cofounder and CEO talks about innovation, disruption, and harnessing the next big thing.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The cornerstones of large-scale technology transformation

– A clear playbook is emerging for how to integrate and capitalize on advanced technologies—across an entire company, and... in any industry.
Podcast

Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

– Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond... small pilots to widespread adoption.
Interview

Tuning in to value: How Sky redesigned its set-top box for the circular economy

– An executive explains how the pay-TV company saved money and pleased customers by designing hardware for repair and reuse.
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Insider threat: The human element of cyberrisk

– Cyber programs often miss the significant portion of risk generated by employees, and current tools are blunt instruments. A new... method can yield better results.
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Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

– The US tech sector isn’t doing enough to build pathways into tech for women—particularly women of color. What is behind... this gender gap, and what can tech companies do about it?
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IIoT platforms: The technology stack as value driver in industrial equipment and machinery

– Equipment and machinery companies considering a transformation to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) need to develop... a clear perspective to drive impact at scale.
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The digital archipelago: How online commerce is driving Indonesia’s economic development

– New research explores the impact of online commerce in Indonesia, as well as the priority measures needed to boost the country’s... broader digital economy.
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