• Mobile Payments: Finally Ready to Take Off?

    February 05, 2014 | Technology | Bain Brief

    In a broad survey across Western Europe and the US, consumers told Bain that although they are concerned about security and privacy, they are willing to try mobile payments—provided they see some benefits such as more convenience or better value. Banks, retailers and tech companies that act now to

  • Bain & Company strengthens worldwide partner group with the promotion of 32 business consultants

    January 09, 2014 | Press release

    Bain & Company continues to bolster its global expertise, promoting 32 consultants to partner in recognition of their outstanding contributions to client successes and the professional development of the firm’s teams.

  • Integrating cultures after a merger

    December 11, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    The key reason for the failure of so many mergers and acquisitions? Culture clash. Companies’ values and ways of working are just too different. Now, however, experienced acquirers have developed powerful tools for managing and measuring cultural integration—tools that pave the way to deal success.

  • U.S. school systems miss the mark for developing talent into leadership roles

    December 09, 2013 | Social and Public Sector | Press release

    Survey of More Than 4,000 Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Leaders and Teachers Finds that the Most Talented People in their Districts are not in School Leadership Positions

  • Using Big Data can yield big results for companies

    November 27, 2013 | Technology | The National

    Early adopters of Big Data analytics have gained a significant lead over the rest of the corporate world.

  • Bain & Company names Erika Serow Retail Practice head for North America

    November 25, 2013 | Retail | Press release

    Bain & Company, the global business and management consultancy, has named Erika Serow as its new Retail Practice head for the Americas region, effective January 1, 2014.

  • In times of change, let decisions be your guide

    November 12, 2013 | Organization |

    During times of significant change, decision making can feel like juggling chainsaws—while blindfolded and balancing on a large ball.

  • The Big Data boom: Is your company ready?

    October 30, 2013 | Organization |

    Industry analysts and media observers are hyping Big Data as the next big thing for every enterprise, and many companies have been rushing to climb on board. But is building an advanced analytics capability really worth the investment?

  • Big Data: The Organizational Challenge

    September 11, 2013 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    Early adopters of Big Data are outperforming competitors on several dimensions. To catch up, other companies need the right people and tools—but they also need to embed Big Data in their organizations. That means spelling out their ambitions, developing analytics skills and mindsets throughout the

  • Big Data: The organizational challenge - Bain Milan

    September 11, 2013 | IT | Bain Brief

    Samsung uses it to power the content recommendation engine on its newest smart TVs. Progressive Insurance relies on it to capture driving behavior, determine customer risk profiles and decide on competitive pricing.