Bain Technology Insights

  • 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.

  • 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.