Bain Technology Insights

  • Next wave of e-readers may be women

    November 29, 2010 | Media | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Early adopters of e-readers such as the Kindle tend to be males in their 20s and 30s, but readers who are thinking of buying such devices in the near future are mostly women and are over the age of 35, according to a Bain & Company survey of almost 3,000 consumers in six developed countries.

  • Using data as a hidden asset

    August 15, 2010 | Technology | Bain industry brief

    In this era of pervasive networks, proliferation of sensors and devices, and increasingly information-intensive applications the amount of global data more than doubles every two years.

  • Six ways to make healthcare deals work

    June 02, 2010 | Healthcare | Bain industry brief

    Conventional wisdom says mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in healthcare are like rolling dice: It's hard to guarantee success due to the technical, regulatory and commercial risk involved.

  • Individual philanthropy lags in India and China

    May 12, 2010 | Technology | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Despite a growing number of wealthy individuals in India and China, charitable giving in those countries stands at just 0.6% and 0.1% of GDP, respectively, and only about 10% of that comes from individuals, with the rest provided by governments and foreign organizations. In the U.S.

  • In search of a premium alternative: an action plan for online brand advertising

    April 19, 2010 | Media | Bain Brief

    As online advertising approaches maturity, it faces a major crossroads. The industry can continue down the path of commoditization driven by direct response, with its promise of high volumes but little room for differentiation.

  • South Africa's telecom sector with Vittorio Massone - partner at Bain & Company

    March 01, 2010 | CNBC Africa

    South Africa's telecoms sector remains amongst the world's most controversial, from both operators' and regulator's perspective.

  • Enabling growth: Horizontal opportunities for the ICT sector

    February 15, 2010 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    In the information technology and telecommunications (ICT) markets, collaboration among industry participants has been an important catalyst for growth. But will such collaboration within and outside the ICT sector still be a promising strategy in the future?

  • Markets, economy & job growth

    January 27, 2010 | Private Equity | CNBC

    Steve Ellis, Managing Director of Bain & Company, kicked off CNBC correspondent Maria Bartiromo's live coverage from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Offense is the best form of defense

    September 02, 2009 | Technology | Bain Brief

    Adversity always shuffles the deck in the tech industry-and the 2008-2009 downturn already shows signs of disruption that might create new winners in the future.

  • Six Sigma at your service

    May 31, 2009 | Performance Improvement | Business Strategy Review

    Lean Six Sigma is the bedrock of quality initiatives in manufacturing companies. Can this approach be used in service companies? It already is, and Peter Guarraia, Gib Carey, Alistair Corbett and Klaus Neuhaus show how techniques long used by Motorola and Toyota can be used in your company.