Publications

  • 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.

  • Removing the trade obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta 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.

  • Removing the trade obstacles that promote hunger

    July 14, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Currently 30% of food produced is lost or wasted between farm and fork, but The Trade Facilitation agreement could create faster customs procedures that will impact world hunger, environmental sustainability and economic development.

  • Simplify to grow in telecommunications

    July 09, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Telecom companies can spot complexity by identifying the pain points suffered by customers and employees. Leaders focus on eliminating the underlying causes to deliver a better customer experience and lay the groundwork for the next round of growth.

  • 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.

  • The new El Dorado: Opportunities in Mexico's energy reform

    June 30, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Mexico’s energy reforms represent a tectonic shift in a country that has until now closely regulated private-company participation in the oil and gas and power industries. Under new rules, international and domestic companies will have much greater latitude to participate in the energy sector,

  • Customer loyalty and the Digical® transformation in P&C and life insurance: Global edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps