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McKinsey Digital COVID-19 Insights

This collection of articles draws together McKinsey Digital’s thinking and expertise to help leaders navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
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Three actions CEOs can take to get value from cloud computing

– Leaders need to accelerate their journey to the cloud in order to digitize quickly and effectively in the wake of COVID-19.
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A dual cybersecurity mindset for the next normal

– As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams need to address new risks while helping create business... value in the next normal.
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Agility to action: Operationalizing a value-driven agile blueprint

– To successfully transition to an agile operating model, business leaders should focus on four questions.
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The COVID-19 recovery will be digital: A plan for the first 90 days

– The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic will continue into the recovery. Here’s how to accelerate... your organization’s digital capabilities to keep pace.

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Europe’s digital migration during COVID-19: Getting past the broad trends and averages

– A survey of 20,000 European consumers pinpoints what has changed in which markets, suggesting prompt actions for companies to consider.
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Ten ‘antipatterns’ that are derailing technology transformations

– Shortsighted solutions to recurring problems—antipatterns—often sabotage a company’s transformation.
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How to build a data architecture to drive innovation—today and tomorrow

– Yesterday’s data architecture can’t meet today’s need for speed, flexibility, and innovation. The key to a successful... upgrade—and significant potential rewards—is agility.
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Agile, reliable, secure, compliant IT: Fulfilling the promise of DevSecOps

– By integrating security into DevOps, companies can step up the speed and frequency of software releases without compromising controls... or increasing risk.
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Welcome to the Digital Factory: The answer to how to scale your digital transformation

– Changing the business while running the business takes a new approach to digital transformation. Here are five essentials for... success.

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Solving the digital and analytics scale-up challenge in consumer goods

– Many consumer-goods companies have entered the digital and analytics race, but very few are scaling impact. Here’s what leaders are doing right.
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Decoding digital transformation in construction

– Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises.
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The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies

– Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work.

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Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?

– Many organizations are racing to become agile. New research suggests that agile transformation can have a powerful impact on the... bottom line—in addition to other widely recognized benefits.
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To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today

– Amid the crisis, companies have learned to work faster and manage better. Strategies that continually refresh those lessons through... people will define winners in the post-COVID-19 era.
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Transition to the next normal: Enhancing cybersecurity in the Iberian Peninsula

– Remote work and more-sophisticated attackers are challenging cybersecurity for companies in Spain and Portugal. Here’s how... they’re upgrading their defenses.
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How the State Bank of India is learning from crisis

– Rajnish Kumar, chairman of India’s largest bank, discusses COVID-19, digital transformation, and the future of work in financial... services.
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Growing an incumbent by building a new business: A conversation with True Digital’s Bernd Vindevogel

– Building and scaling a corporate spin-off requires striking a critical balance between growing as an independent entity while... serving the needs of the parent organization, according to the chief analytics officer at True Digital Group.
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COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

– Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work,... and planning for transition to the next normal.
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Digital public services: How to achieve fast transformation at scale

– Digitizing services helps governments meet public expectations and become more efficient and resilient. The task is complex, but... a tried-and-true formula can help them move faster and with limited resources.
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When start-ups scale up: Lessons on building up culture and talent

– Financial-services company Raisin began in a basement in 2012. By constantly reflecting on and evaluating its own performance,... Raisin has been able to consistently grow.
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The Netflix of gaming? Why subscription video-game services face an uphill battle

– Many tech giants are betting that the subscription model will become dominant in video games. Yet the things that make gaming... such an entertainment dynamo are problematic for these types of services.
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Five Fifty: Science as unusual

– Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for... business.
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The future of work: Reskilling and remote working to recover in the ‘next normal’

– Organizations need to invest in effective long-term remote-working foundations, revamp their upskilling and retraining approaches,... and adopt an agile approach to strategic workforce planning.
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