BCG Technology Advantage, October 2014

BCG Technology Advantage, October 2014

          
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BCG Technology Advantage, October 2014

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  • Technology continues to disrupt business models and industries. The vast majority of companies see the need to act—to develop their digital agendas, to understand what big data means for them, and to explore, for example, the implications of 3D printing on their value chain. But while there is broad recognition of the importance of technology in today's business world, many organizations still struggle with the question of how to create value from technology.

    This issue of BCG Technology Advantage features insights that should provide food for thought for companies that are looking for answers.

    • To master big data, businesses will have to adopt new mind-sets and technologies and develop new capabilities.
    • John Lutz, vice chancellor for information technology at Vanderbilt University, discusses the transformation effort he has embarked on. 
    • Effective orchestration—of the different internal IT functions, external providers, and interactions with the business—is critical for IT organizations seeking to optimize their IT-outsourcing efforts.
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