Bain Technology Insights

  • Is R&D complexity crippling innovation at your company?

    December 11, 2013 | Technology | Bain Brief

    Executives know that innovation is critical, but less than a quarter of them believe their organizations do it effectively. R&D complexity typically manifests itself in three areas: the project portfolio, the structure of the R&D organization and the development processes employed to manage

  • Using Big Data can yield big results for companies

    November 27, 2013 | Technology | The National

    Early adopters of Big Data analytics have gained a significant lead over the rest of the corporate world.

  • Companies adopting Big Data analytics to deal with challenges

    November 20, 2013 | Technology | The Economic Times

    Companies with the most advanced analytics capabilities are outperforming competitors by wide margins—the leaders are twice as likely to be in the top quartile of financial performance within their industries. But to get in the Big Data game, a company needs three kinds of table stakes: large

  • Software makers can turn cloud disruption into transformation

    November 17, 2013 | Technology |

    How should software leaders interpret the changes in their business landscape and what should they do to make sure that they’re not left behind by the software as a service (SaaS) wave?

  • The value of Big Data: How analytics differentiates winners

    September 17, 2013 | Information Technology, Technology | Bain Brief

    To gain a sustainable advantage from analytics, companies need to have the right people, tools, data, and intent. In our survey, most companies only did one or two of these things well, and only 4% excelled in all four. But to draw meaningful insights from big data that add value to your

  • 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.

  • For software makers, turning cloud's disruption into transformation

    July 11, 2013 | Technology |

    The software business of 2020 will look markedly different than it does today, and we expect the leadership in just about every category to be reshuffled. The surest path to success lies in expanding the new SaaS business while maintaining focus and consistency in the legacy business.

  • The cloud reshapes the business of software

    June 27, 2013 | Technology | Bain Brief

    The cloud has reenergized the software sector, but inflections this big are rarely kind to incumbents. How should successful software makers respond to the shift to software as a service? We believe that scale, platform power and stickiness will still be essential, but so too will speed and deep

  • [Charting a Path to Creative Economy] The true power of Google - Bain Seoul

    June 04, 2013 | Technology | Dong-A Business Review

    The true power of Google lies in reinvestment, not in technology. Those who made money capitalizing on the success of Google continue to reinvest in startup ventures, and the invested ventures continue to create and share innovative ideas. (Full article only available in Korean)

  • Is the cloud market approaching saturation?

    December 11, 2012 | Technology |

    Early adopters pushed revenues for cloud services to $27 billion last year. But this tech savvy market, including smaller firms using public cloud services, is approaching saturation. Over the next three years, growth will come from companies that make little or no use of cloud today.