Thanks to software, we are not only living in a time of unprecedented innovation, but also one of unprecedented opportunity and uncertainty. This series of articles identifies today's leading software companies and goes on to explore the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting them.
The new edition of the PwC Global 100 Software Leaders ranking reveals the vendors who are taking advantage of both the evolutionary and revolutionary changes afoot in technology. While the cloud continues to underpin massive change, other trends are building on its capabilities to create opportunities in digital innovation, industrial capabilities and convergence within vertical markets.
Total SaaS/PaaS revenues of top 50 software companies
On the one hand we see a lot of evolution. The cloud, in the form of SaaS, PaaS or IaaS is becoming increasingly popular. There is also a revolution underway in software, characterised by what we call "software & [fill in the industry]".Learn more
Global Technology IPO proceeds in 2015
A plethora of start-ups are taking advantage of the new world of technology to come up with ideas. Besides applications that take advantage of the sharing economy, the market is being flooded with everything from digital payment services to health care companies promoting in-home services. But established software companies aren't standing still when it comes to offering cloud-based options to customers.Learn more
Cost and efficiency gains
Source: PwC's Industry 4.0
Advances like cloud computing are driving other new capabilities. This is especially true of the Internet of Things. Intelligent devices require software, the ability to transmit data, a repository for data and the ability to analyse data. That's the cloud, analytics, connectivity and mobility all in one package.Learn more
VC investment in Blockchain start-ups through 2015
Source: Blog post by Raman Chitkara, Global technology leader, PwC
There's a revolution underway in software characterised by the idea of convergence. In whatever industry companies participate, there is an overwhelming presence of intelligent software. Companies that best leverage industry knowledge and software savvy will thrive.Learn more
Spent on IoT solutions between 2015-2020
Source: PwC's Industrial Internet of Things
One need look no further than the millennial-targeted TV commercials of GE to know that it's repositioning itself to be a software and industrial company. Most manufacturing companies in the Fortune 100 are launching similar efforts. But tracking the kinds of revenues these industrial companies are forecasting is a challenge.Learn more
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Patrick Pugh, PwC's US Software and Internet Advisory Leader, discusses challenges and opportunities associated with Software as a Service.
What six factors are impacting the software industry transformation.