Publications

  • Preparing for the Coming Wave of Consolidation in Midstream Oil and Gas

    March 25, 2015 | Bain Brief

    The rapid growth of oil and gas production between 2009 and 2014 in North America spurred a cycle of historic demand for midstream infrastructure. Now, the dramatic fall in oil and gas prices has left operators with about $90 billion less to invest in production growth. Midstream companies are

  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use

    March 05, 2015 | Advanced Analytics, Oil and Gas | CNBC | Media mention

    , a partner in Bain's Dallas office, the organizational structure of the typical oil driller can prevent data from flowing freely among decision-makers because the information is handled by three separate groups.

  • Big Data analytics in oil and gas: Converting the promise into value

    December 09, 2014 | Daily News Egypt

    Seismic software, data visualization and now a new generation of pervasive computing devices–sensors that collect and transmit data–continue to open new possibilities for oil and gas companies.

  • Giving mobile phone customers a reason to (happily) pay more

    October 16, 2014 | Forbes.com

    For the wireless industry, customer-centric innovation represents a path away from increasing commoditization and value erosion while giving customers new reasons to love their carriers and stay with them.

  • 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.

  • Customer Innovation in Wireless: Avoiding Commoditization

    September 30, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Customers say they pay too much for wireless service, but many also say they would pay more for new services that target unmet needs.

  • Big Data analytics in oil and gas

    September 22, 2014 | Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    Oil and gas companies will need to improve their analytics capabilities in order to compete in an industry where decisions are moving faster and the stakes are growing ever higher. Creating a world-class analytics capability takes time and investment, and it can happen only with a sustained focus

  • 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.

  • Focus on the Customer

    August 13, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Many companies try to offer something to everybody. But the leaders take a different approach: they define their "design target" customers, tailor their products and services to appeal to these customers, and focus their organization to deliver exactly what these customers most value.

  • Once ratified, new trade deal easing cross-border flow of goods could reduce world hunger

    August 06, 2014 | South China Morning Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence. Even cutting that figure in half would make a significant contribution to reducing world hunger.