• Cybersecurity Is the Key to Unlocking Demand in the Internet of Things

    May 29, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Enterprise customers would buy more IoT devices if vendors could ensure better security.

  • 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.

  • Tapping Cloud's Full Potential

    April 08, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Average companies put only 18% of their IT workload into the cloud, and even leaders put only about half. Most could get a lot more value from the cloud if they would put more work into it. But many IT departments hesitate because of outdated beliefs about the quality and security of cloud

  • 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.

  • Rebooting IT: Why Financial Institutions Need a New Technology Model

    September 03, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Old IT models are unlikely to deliver the competitive edge that banks, insurers and wealth management firms need from technology. Most will need a complete reboot if they want to emerge as digital leaders.

  • Data value extraction

    July 01, 2014 | CEO Forum

    The rise of pervasive computing devices and new analytic tools is opening new possibilities in the oil and gas industry.

  • Big Data Analytics in Oil and Gas

    March 26, 2014 | Information Technology, Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    Big Data and advanced analytics may be new to some industries, but not to oil and gas. Energy companies have for decades invested in seismic software and visualization tools to get a view of hydrocarbons deep underground. Now, advances in pervasive computing devices, analytic tools and storage are

  • Time for senior managers to get serious about cybersecurity

    March 06, 2014 | Information Technology | CIO Journal

    If there is a silver lining to the recent rash of high-profile security breaches, it may be this: Senior executives and boards can no longer just pass ownership of data security to the CIO and hope it will go away. The consequences are too severe—and too public—for them to ignore.

  • Why Cybersecurity is a Strategic Issue

    February 12, 2014 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    Cybersecurity was once an issue that could be delegated to the IT department. But today the ramifications of an attack can threaten the viability of the organization. Even so, hardly a week goes by without news of a major breach at a bank, retailer, security agency or other prominent organization.

  • 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