By signing a ten-year outsourcing deal with IBM, ABN AMRO is making a major commitment to a new way of working that is built on standardization, simplification, and trust.The agreement represents a coming of age of cloud technology and standards within the banking industry.
Unlike start-ups that can singularly focus on disruptive opportunities, incumbent technology, media, and telecom companies must walk a tightrope. They must sustain their legacy businesses while finding ways to take advantage of disruption.
The BCG e-Friction Index quantifies the factors inhibiting growth in the Internet economy, allowing policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to “grease the wheels” by addressing the sources of friction.
A new BCG methodology gives mobile operators greater accuracy than traditional approaches in optimizing pricing levels. The key: identifying—and leveraging—how consumers really make purchasing decisions.