Publications

  • VARs: The Untapped Growth Engine for Telcos

    October 21, 2015 | Bain Brief

    The enterprise business of telecommunications faces a crisis of eroding top and bottom lines as their customers switch from margin-rich, traditional connectivity to financially less attractive IP (internet protocol) connectivity. For some telcos, acquiring a value-added reseller (VAR) might be the

  • More than half of all businesses lack the talent needed to “reboot” their it operating models

    September 23, 2015 | IT | Press release

    Brussels – September, 2015 – Technology has moved to the center of digital strategy, which is challenging senior executives to find new ways to integrate IT into the business and avoid being left behind by more technically savvy competitors.

  • Innovation in Consumer Goods: Heroes to the Rescue

    September 09, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Instead of unleashing a flood of new products each year, winning consumer goods companies focus their innovation efforts on their most profitable products—their heroes. They upgrade and update them with different pack sizes or new ingredients, and make changes that serve new needs and occasions.

  • How to Outgrow Your Competitors: Lessons from US Brand Winners

    September 09, 2015 | Bain Brief

    It's harder than ever to grow a brand, but one in five in the US are gaining share in their categories, according to our study of 550 top brands. These brands outperform their rivals by innovating more effectively to improve penetration, spending more wisely on brand memorability and excelling at

  • Heroes to the rescue

    September 09, 2015 | Bain infographic

    Winning consumer products brands focus their innovation dollars on best sellers.

  • Thriving in the midst of uncertainty

    September 05, 2015 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Companies that use a traditional strategy process to cope with uncertainty may find themselves playing catch-up with more nimble rivals.

  • Interactive: The circle of uncertainty

    August 12, 2015 | Bain interactive

    In some industries, uncertainty is a familiar theme. For others, it's not top of mind, but should be. Which uncertainties define your strategic choices in a complex world?

  • A Strategy for Thriving in Uncertainty

    August 12, 2015 | Bain Brief

    At a time when most global markets are characterized by heavy uncertainty, traditional approaches to strategy—analyzing trends, making forecasts and committing to the "best" course of action—are often too rigid. The most effective teams balance commitment with flexibility, by isolating the

  • Global Digital Insurance Benchmarking Report 2015

    July 15, 2015 | Bain report

    Bain’s new benchmark survey of 70 property and casualty insurers and life insurers worldwide finds that four pathways can help companies realize digital success.

  • Nearly half of insurers worldwide say they lack an achievable plan to carry out a successful digital transformation

    July 15, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    New York – July 15, 2015 – It might as well be the beginning of the millennium for the global retail insurance industry, which trails far behind other industry sectors– retail, media and retail banking – when it comes to adopting digital tools and business models.