As organizations strive for greater agility, their software development teams often turn to microservices for flexibility and efficiency. Amazon, PayPal and Netflix, among many tech supergiants, have been leaving their monolithic structures behind and are moving to microservices architectures. For executives looking toward their own transition, a team at the Boston Consulting Group offers a clear, authoritative introduction to the technology.
Holger Rubel, Marc Schmidt and Alexander Meyer zum Felde present 10 salient, actionable steps for companies pursuing “circularity” initiatives. Find out how your firm can benefit from becoming “regenerative by design” and how to smooth the transition to circular processes, products and models.
Just a few years ago, companies guarded their patents jealously. They weaponized intellectual property and chased through the courts those who “stole” their ideas. Times have changed. Today companies have eased off the fury and started collaborating for their mutual benefit. Boston Consulting Group experts Wendi Backler, Tatu Heikkilä and Derek Kennedy dive into how and why leading patent holders are working with companies that own less intellectual property. getAbstract recommends this insightful report to technological innovators or anyone interested in contemporary business practice.
If your firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system has become an “unwieldy beast,” consider this Boston Consulting Group article a field guide and trainer’s manual. Roger Premo, Matthew Ward and Santosh Raghunath will teach you how to identify the factors that can aggravate chaotic CRM – as well as how to optimize the benefits of your system.
If you consider games frivolous, think again. Playing games can strengthen your company and your strategy, say the professionals at Boston Consulting Group. They describe 10 games – largely thought experiments – for the business audience, as well as how to play for best results. Before you tackle strategy, consider how game play could unlock fresh thinking and “pre-emptive self-disruption” at your firm.
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