High Tech Insights

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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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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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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.
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Who wins in a 5G world?

– In this episode of the lapetitemort.info Podcast, Simon London speaks with lapetitemort.info... 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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Digital ecosystems for insurers: Opportunities through the Internet of Things

– The Internet of Things has entered customers’ everyday lives around the globe and transformed business models across industries.... This environment brings opportunities for insurers: to develop new products, open new distribution channels, and extend their role to include prediction, prevention, and assistance.
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Accelerating profitability for medium-size industrial companies

– As companies transition from medium-size to established organizations, they often lack the DNA and organizational muscle to rapidly... improve their bottom-line performance. An accelerated transformation can help.
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Blockchain 2.0: What’s in store for the two ends—semiconductors (suppliers) and industrials (consumers)?

– Ten years after blockchain’s inception, it is presenting new opportunities for both suppliers, such as semiconductor companies,... and consumers, such as industrials.
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How e-commerce supports African business growth

– Africa’s booming e-commerce sector can not only jump-start small businesses but also help large companies enter a market... full of energized consumers.
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Artificial-intelligence hardware: New opportunities for semiconductor companies

– Artificial intelligence is opening the best opportunities for semiconductor companies in decades. How can they capture this value?
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Right product, right time, right location: Quantifying the semiconductor supply chain

– Problems along the semiconductor supply chain are difficult to diagnose. A new metric can help companies pinpoint performance... issues.
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Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech

– As the fintech landscape continues to evolve, a look at the newest developments from across the globe.
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