Top 10 Research Insights from McKinsey

McKinsey & Company is one of the most recognized and highly regarded global management consulting firms. The firm is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions. Here are 10 recent data-driven insights from McKinsey research.

$51 trillion U.S. Financial Sector May Lose Its Global Leadership Position: McKinsey Report

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 22, 2007 11:56 AM

The U.S. will lose its place as the world's leading financial center in the next decade without legal and regulatory changes, according to a McKinsey report, commissioned by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Charles Schumer found....

Doing Well by Doing Good: Being Green Adds Billions to Company Bottom Line

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 22, 2007 10:25 AM

The latest BusinessWeek magazine cover story on "Beyond the Green Corporation" highlights how eco-friendly and socially responsible practices actually help a company's bottom line.  Here are some key factoids on how it stacks up....

80% of Companies Achieve Expected Goals in Offshore Software Development: Study

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 20, 2007 04:28 PM

Some 80% of companies are achieving their expected goals with half reaching 100% of their savings goals in offshore software development, according to a latest survey by The Software & Information Industry Association, on the trends and current state...

Global Financial Assets Hit Record $140 trillion, 3 Times World GDP: McKinsey

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 10, 2007 02:33 PM

The world's financial assets reached a record $140 trillion worth of stocks, bonds and other financial assets as of 2005, more than three times as large as the total worldwide GDP, according to a study by McKinsey & Co.,...

McKinsey: Deal Value Added at 10 Year High as M&A Hits Record High $4T in 2006

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 6, 2007 12:02 PM

With nearly $4 trillion in announced global M&A activity in the first 11 months, 2006 has set a new mergers record. Are companies getting better at M&A? A just published McKinsey Quarterly article provides some very interesting and insightful...

McKinsey Survey: Two Key IT Trends on CIO Agendas in 2007

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 2, 2007 02:18 PM

Two trends in information technology, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and lean-manufacturing principles to data center operations, will become increasingly important to CIOs in 2007, according to a recent McKinsey survey of senior 72 senior IT executives in October 2006. ...

FT: Non-Public 150 Companies Worth $7 trillion, Dominated by Oil and Private Equity

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 15, 2006 10:00 AM

The first comprehensive study of the world’s largest unlisted companies, "The FT’s Non-Public 150" by the Financial Times and McKinsey, found that Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian state company that sits on by far the world’s largest conventional oil reserves,...

Demand for online ads could surpass supply in the near term

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on June 27, 2006 06:50 PM

McKinsey research finds that bottlenecks in supply could limit the pace of online ad growth and raise prices over the next 24 months. The study also suggests that a dearth of ad agencies that can manage both traditional and...

Call-Center Metrics - Saving Money and Improving Revenues with IT

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on June 16, 2006 01:24 PM

Have you heard the tale of a telecom company that spent more than $50 million on new customer-relationship-management (CRM) technology for its frontline agents but saw no improvements in revenue or customer satisfaction, because those agents ignored the system....

CIOs to Spend 13% More on Capital Expenditure in 2006

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on June 15, 2006 01:04 PM

$624 billion Worldwide IT Services Revenue in 2005, according to Gartner, Inc. McKinsey forecasts that IT budgets in US will grow by 3% percent on an accrual basis across industries. However, this modest increase masks reductions in overall IT...

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