Bain Technology Insights

  • 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.

  • Mobile Internet for Growth

    February 17, 2009 | Media | World Economic Forum

    The Mobile Internet is coming of age. Recent improvements in bandwidth, access and innovation have created value for individuals and societies.

  • Employment opportunities and challenges in the context of rapid industry growth

    November 09, 2008 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    The wind and wave & tidal industries in the UK face a number of significant barriers to growth. Building on our experience in the renewable energy sector, Bain & Company has focused this analysis on employment and skill-related issues.

  • How to take the curves in the current turmoil

    November 03, 2008 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    The tumultuous events of the past few weeks have battered financial markets from the United States to Europe to Asia, and created huge uncertainty that companies will be reckoning with for months to come. But in the turbulence lies opportunity.

  • Taking advantage of turbulence

    September 28, 2008 | The Economic Times

    Even before the global financial system was rocked by the events of the past few weeks, India Inc faced an array of challenges: high interest rates, inflation at around 12%, a stock market operating far below the year's highs and slowing GDP growth. But in the turbulence lies opportunity.

  • Is your company caught in an IT alignment trap?

    June 11, 2008 | Information Technology | The Financial Times

    Most companies believe that information technology goals must be aligned with business goals to create value. Far fewer understand that alignment alone does not guarantee improved business performance. In fact, it can be a trap.

  • Waiting for the home networking guy

    June 02, 2008 | Telecommunications | BusinessWeek Online

    Anyone who has taken a do-it-yourself approach to home networking gets exactly why we need Best Buy's Geek Squad. As digital media technology finds more locations within the home, and becomes increasingly complex, there's a growing need for technical experts to help make it all work together.

  • Getting the e-payments payoff

    May 22, 2008 | Financial Services | American Banker

    The Internet ushered in "frictionless commerce" nearly a decade ago. And yet the vast majority of business-to-business payments—exchanges that total $27 trillion annually—remain stuck in the counting-house age, moving by paper invoices and old-fashioned checks.

  • Lean Six Sigma for the manufacturing industry

    May 19, 2008 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    As a methodology for improving both factory output and quality, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has gained widespread popularity. The approach, which aims to help companies create leaner manufacturing operations and boost product quality to no more than 3.

  • Emerging Digital Ecosystem business models at the confluence of the IT, telecom, and media and entertainment industries

    May 15, 2008 | Media | World Economic Forum

    Particularly stable in the past was telecommunications. Its basic business model involved generating a reasonable return on capital-intensive network infrastructure assets that connected businesses and individuals in a highly regulated environment.