Publications

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Who, Why and How of Big Data

    September 11, 2013 | Information Technology | Bain infographic

    Companies are spending big on big data. Winners find the right people to lead the charge.

  • Post-crisis, tackling risk at European banks

    August 08, 2013 | Financial Services | Forbes.com

    Five years since the global financial crisis, bankers still find themselves waging battle on many fronts, from low interest rates, to a loss of customers’ trust, to stiff new target capital requirements and regulatory mandates—all while they operate in weak Eurozone economies. Today’s period of

  • Loro Piana teaches: size matters, even in the oil and gas industry - Bain Milan

    August 07, 2013 | Banking | Milano Finanza

    Like it or not, we are moving toward a world where size will count more and more. Being able to benefit from large economies of scale allows companies to enjoy cost advantages.

  • European banking: Striking the right balance between risk and return - Bain Milan

    July 27, 2013 | Banking | Milano Finanza

    Most EU banks failed to remunerate the capital over the past five years. Italy was among the least profitable countries, despite exceptions. The analysis by Bain & Company was done on the basis of RORWA. (Full article only available in Italian)

  • European banking: Striking the right balance between risk and return

    July 17, 2013 | Financial Services | Bain report

    Why does rate of return on risk-weighted assets (RoRWA) deserve more respect now? Five years since the global financial crisis, bankers across Europe still find themselves waging battle on many fronts.

  • Large project management in oil and gas

    May 29, 2013 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    Large projects in oil and gas are becoming increasingly complex and technologically demanding. Schedules and budgets are tight, safety is crucial and stakeholders must weigh the impact on the environment and communities. Best practices and experienced talent are essential but not enough. Successful

  • Salary no longer linked to seniority - Bain Milan

    May 21, 2013 | Italia Oggi

    Roberto Nava, a partner at Bain & Company, reports that the Italian Minister of labor, Enrico Giovannini, has announced imminent changes to the stay length of human resources in the labor market.

  • Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study Spring 2013

    May 16, 2013 | Retail | Bain study

    Worldwide luxury goods market revenues will grow as much as 50 percent faster than global GDP, with an expectation of four to five percent growth in 2013 and five to six percent annual average through 2015, on track to break the €250 billion sales threshold by mid-decade; this according to Bain &