Design, manufacture and sell the technology that powers the digital age
The rise of edge computing and artificial intelligence, continuing acceleration of cloud computing and the proliferation of IoT devices are just a few of the trends that computer hardware companies must navigate as the tech ecosystem continues to evolve. We have decades of experience helping companies seize new opportunities during times of change and disruption. Our hardware consulting expertise has consistently helped our clients—which range from the world’s largest consumer electronics companies to leading network equipment providers—optimize their strategies and performance to achieve and sustain industry leadership positions.
We are one of the world's leading consulting firms to the computer hardware industry. We have worked with 8 of the world’s top 10 Tech companies and 7 of the world’s top 10 global hardware companies, with a keen focus on helping our clients achieve lasting results.
Over the past five years we have worked across all industries and capabilities in the technology sector, including network equipment, data center and infrastructure equipment, computers and peripherals, storage, mobile devices, and consumer electronics, helping our clients make critical decisions on strategy, operations, organization, M&A and IT.
Our global team has deep expertise in the most important issues facing semiconductor companies today, including:
We also have deep industry expertise and coverage across the hardware ecosystem, including expertise in:
Hardware consulting projects completed in the last 5 years
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The Internet of Things—a vast network of sensors and smart devices combined with advanced analytics and cloud services—promises to augment (and disrupt) many industry sectors. Bain works with customers to understand and unlock the value of IoT, and we also help IoT and Analytics vendors focus their resources and determine which battlegrounds they can most effectively compete on. Our expertise encompasses the full spectrum of IoT, from sensors, connectivity and lifecycle management to IoT platform analytics, security, applications and services.