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Amazon May Transform Grocery — But it Won’t Happen Overnight

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shocked the grocery industry and sent competitors’ stocks reeling. Investors are expecting that the online giant will quickly transform the grocery business. Will it?

 

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3 Things Are Holding Back Your Analytics, and Technology Isn’t One of Them

During the past decade, business analytics platforms have evolved from supporting IT and finance functions to enabling business users across the enterprise. But many firms find themselves struggling to take advantage of its promise. We’ve found three main obstacles to realizing analytics’ full value, and all of them are related to people, not technology.

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To Survive, Health Care Data Providers Need to Stop Selling Data

Most data-driven healthcare IT (HCIT) providers aren’t going to survive. Their business models are at serious risk of failure in the next three to five years. To beat those odds, they need to evolve dramatically, and fast, to a point where they are not selling data at all.

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Auto Finance Changes Gear

In many ways the Chinese auto industry has undergone seismic transformation in the past ten years. It surpassed the US as the largest vehicle sales market in 2009, and is now also one of the largest motor insurance markets in the world.

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Will Asia Go Big in Biosimilars Adoption and Manufacturing?

While the biosimilars market is still in its early years, many industry watchers expect it to grow faster than all other pharma segments. With biologics accounting for almost a quarter of global pharmaceutical sales, the expiration of their patents will pave the way for intense biosimilar competition. Who will leverage the fast-growth potential of biosimilars?

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The Way To Win Big Is To Think Small

2016 was a tough year for brands. Retailers like The Limited and American Apparel filed for Chapter 11, the latter for the second time in 12 months; Macy’s and Sears struggled; electronics giant Samsung faced product crises, and corporate scandal threatened automaker Volkswagen.

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The Future of Small and Mid-Cap Medtechs – Strategies for Success (Subscription Required)

Small and mid-size medtech companies face some unique challenges in the marketplace, but there are a number of strategies that will help level the playing field and even allow smaller players to thrive.

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The future was unremarkable. That’s a good thing.

As a commentator on the disruptive potential of driverless vehicles and new mobility solutions, L.E.K. London partner Ashish Khanna is often asked how consumers will accept this new mode of travel. As one of the fortunate few who has now been in one, he shares his experience and offers an early perspective on the issue in this LinkedIn article.

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Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the automobile. In so doing, it will transform much more than that. Given how central automotive transportation is to our cities, commerce, and daily lives, saying that AI will change life as we know it is no understatement.

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It’s a gas: Investment opportunities in China’s industrial gas market

Due to their wide-ranging downstream applications and impact on the overall market, industrial gases have been dubbed the ‘blood’ of industry. They are widely used in areas such as metallurgy, petroleum, petrochemicals, chemicals, electronics and aerospace. However, the current economic downturn in China has made it more challenging for companies and investors to determine where new opportunities are and growth prospects lie in China’s industrial gas market. 

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