Commentary

Transformation

May 2015
New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.
Software Development
May 2015
Cloud companies run laps around traditional software companies when it comes to writing and releasing code. Software companies could learn a lot from them about unleashing the creativity of code writers.
May 2014
Few technologies have created more value than software. If companies cannot attract and retain software expertise, they risk falling behind in technological capability and jeopardizing their ability to compete.
The CIO Agenda
May 2015

Many directors are not technology experts, hindering a board’s ability to evaluate IT risks and opportunities. By implementing three strategies, CIOs can help directors fulfill their oversight role.

May 2015
The chances of successfully delivering a large-scale IT project are small for most companies. How can they tip the odds in their favor?

Digital Disruption

April 2015

Three distinct waves of digital disruption have transformed information economics—and are challenging traditional notions of economies of scale. The new strategies this shift enables have the power to break the compromise between efficiency and innovation and to reshape entire industries.

May 2015

More than 120 senior executives from across Europe gathered in Barcelona for BCG’s Strategy Leadership Summit. Here’s what they discussed.

March 2015

As industries are disrupted by new entrants and business models, leaders must take action in five areas.

March 2014

The third generation of the commercial Internet is enabling new, disruptive strategic moves. BCG Fellow Philip Evans discusses their potential to reshape industries.

Retail Sector

May 2015
Many retailers struggle with pricing strategy, technology, and decision making. Some have trouble getting started; others rush in. Here’s a roadmap to avoid costly mistakes.
September 2014
Retail chains can boost performance with a store-led approach, blending teams of empowered managers with systematic “stores of learning” initiatives and disciplined, hub-based rollouts.
August 2014
Consumers’ growing preference for “click and collect” shopping is putting a premium on the speed, accuracy, and reliability of retailers’ supply chains and in-store processes.