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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Manufacturing's Low-Road Comeback Strategy is Failing

Yesterday’s manufacturing wage data from the Labor Department contains bad news not just for domestic industry’s workforce. The weak results also indicated that, if U.S.-based manufacturers think they can regain competitiveness via what analysts call the “low road” of labor cost cutting, they’re wrong so far. 338 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Canada’s Tops for Job Seekers

Turns out Canada’s a pretty desirable place to hang your working cap, says a just-released global study that polled more than 200,000 job seekers in 189 countries, most of them skilled workers with post-secondary education. 263 more words

TeBIT 2014 Executive Report: Paving the Paths to New Revenue (telecom)

TeBIT 2014 Executive Report: Paving the Paths to New Revenue
Source: Boston Consulting Group

The best strategies leverage both good ideas and good timing. While traditional telecom services are facing challenges (which by now are traditional, too), new offerings, in new areas, are showing promise.

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Business And Economics

Grocery retailing in India: A long way from the supermarket | The Economist

ON THE morning of Dussehra, a Hindu festival, Amar Singh is explaining why he stocks “exotic” produce, such as broccoli and iceberg lettuce, at his vegetable stall in… 542 more words

Economics

BCG Technology Advantage, October 2014

BCG Technology Advantage, October 2014
Source: Boston Consulting Group

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.

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Business And Economics

Evolution and Revolution: How Insurers Stay Relevant in a Digital Future

Evolution and Revolution: How Insurers Stay Relevant in a Digital Future
Source: Boston Consulting Group

The insurance industry is on the brink of major technology-driven changes, according to “Evolution and Revolution: How Insurers Stay Relevant in a Digital Future,” a new report by The Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley Research.

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Business And Economics

Making More Money from Data: Five Pricing Secrets of B2B Information-Services Companies

Making More Money from Data: Five Pricing Secrets of B2B Information-Services Companies
Source: Boston Consulting Group

The B2B information-services industry has struggled to rediscover modest, let alone rapid, growth since the onset of the global financial crisis, as banks and other major customers closely watch costs.

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Business And Economics