Publications

  • To Tap Tomorrow's Distributed Ledger Tech, Firms Must Act Now

    June 14, 2017 | The Business Times

    Companies that are proactive and strategic about distributed ledger technology can gain an edge, even in today's challenging climate.

  • British Airways botches its response to its latest technical woes

    June 03, 2017 | Information Technology | The Economist | Media mention

    Frank Ford, a partner with Bain & Company, postulates that airlines could fix systematic IT crashes by simply performing tests on these systems more often. Firms in many industries, including airlines, typically fear that tests could disrupt business too much, and as a consequence skimp on them.

  • Getting the Most from Distributed Ledgers in Financial Markets

    April 12, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Whether a company prospers or flounders in the DLT-dominated financial markets of the future will depend on strategic decisions it makes today.

  • Blockchain in Financial Markets: How to Gain an Edge

    February 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    By taking a systematic approach, companies can manage through the uncertainty surrounding distributed ledger technology—and achieve a strategic advantage.

  • Taming the Hydra: Keeping Control in Multisourced IT Environments

    December 22, 2015 | Bain Brief

    How to create a reliable and agile technology capability with multiple suppliers.

  • Rebooting IT: What Separates Digital Leaders from the Rest

    June 10, 2015 | Bain Brief

    To meet rising customer demands and capture fast-moving opportunities, most organizations will need to completely change the way IT works.

  • IT in M&A: Increasing the odds of a successful integration

    October 10, 2014 | Transaction Advisors

    Whether businesses are seeking to cross-sell products and services as quickly as possible or combine organization systems effectively, IT integration is critical to achieving M&A goals.

  • IT in M&A: Increasing the Odds of a Successful Integration

    February 12, 2014 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    In every merger or acquisition, the business wants to combine the organization quickly while the IT department wants to invest the time to integrate the company's systems effectively. Both need to happen, but in successful IT integrations, executives work quickly to determine which decisions are

  • The new CIO's quick-start manual

    April 03, 2013 | Information Technology | Bain capability brief

    For a new CIO, learning to strike the right balance between addressing old problems and creating new capabilities is critical not only to survive but also thrive in a tough, big job. But seasoned veterans, too, can benefit by seeing their IT organization through the eyes of the newcomers they once

  • Five keys to IT program success

    June 22, 2012 | Information Technology | Bain industry brief

    Despite the huge sums spent on them, 60% of IT projects fail to meet their goals. Achieving the promised benefits of these investments starts with agreeing that IT really is the right solution to the business need. If it is, then success depends on proper design and thoughtful efforts to make sure