Technology

Technology
Why is technology important?
How we can help

Leverage technology

We can help you make sure that you have the right IT organisation in place to support your business goals and that you’re realising the full value of your technology investments.

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Use big data for transformation

We can help you analyse big data to transform every aspect of your organisation, from strategy and business model design to marketing, product development, HR and operations.

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Manage IT risks

We can help you identify a complete set of IT risks and design an IT governance and risk management process to better manage them.

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Transform data into insight

We can work with you to apply analytics technologies, tools, techniques and talent to transform dry facts and figures into strategic insights that deliver intelligence in the moment.

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Gain value from the cloud

From strategy through execution, we help our clients leverage the cloud to transform IT, scale and streamline operations and create new cloud-based businesses.

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Harnessing technology

The digital revolution has created a new generation of consumers who want ever more accessible, portable, flexible and customised products, services and experiences. They expect to move seamlessly – in real time – between the physical and virtual worlds. And they’re prepared to disclose quite a lot about themselves to get what they want.

Technological advances are also transforming the workplace. They’re providing the tools to enable people to work anywhere, anytime; putting more power in the hands of employees than ever before; and erasing the ‘four walls’ of the organisation as collaborative networks replace conventional corporate modes of operating.

The social, mobile, analytic and cloud technologies that underpin this revolution are producing numerous opportunities for companies to generate value in totally different ways – and even, indeed, to redefine the businesses they’re in. The opportunities aren’t just confined to the conventional corporate spheres of activity. Armed with new technologies, some firms will be able to solve complex social problems, profitably.

What does this mean for your business?

A growing number of companies are embracing ‘disruptive’ technologies. They’re investing in social media, mobile devices, cloud computing and big data to engage with customers in new ways and gather insights for developing and marketing new offerings more effectively. They’re also joining forces with organisations in adjacent industries.

But capitalising on these technologies is difficult, given the speed at which they’re progressing. It’s all too easy to get on the ‘wrong side’ and end up as a casualty, not a pioneer. Many companies are also unsure about how to use the data they collect. And finding good allies is becoming very much harder as more and more firms collaborate.

The transformation of the workplace has other implications. Most companies will have to provide digital tools for training people who don’t pursue traditional career paths. They’ll also have to adopt a more democratic management style to attract ‘digital natives’ and employ executives who are highly skilled at assembling and managing teams.

 
 

View our latest Technology research and insights

 

China's impact on the semiconductor industry:
2014 update Section II: IC design and manufacturing

An annual report covering China’s semiconductor production, consumption, and overall industry and its impact on the global semiconductor industry

Oct 22, 2014

 
 

Treasury shown in a new light: PwC global treasury survey 2014

The treasury function is changing, raising some pressing questions about companies’ organisational structure, treasury reporting and systems, oversight and control.

Oct 15, 2014

 
 

The PwC Family Business Survey 2014

Explore growth, succession and global trends impacting family businesses today.

Oct 15, 2014

 
 

The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015

Media reports of security incidents have become commonplace. So it wasn’t surprising to see the total number of security incidents grow to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. Prepare for the new normal.

Sep 30, 2014

 
 

Global Technology Scorecard

Global Technology Scorecard is a PwC analysis and benchmark of top technology companies. The Scorecard cross-compares company quarterly and annual performance and revenues. We also offer a deeper dive into data through our online charting tool allowing you to get up close to raw statistics and manipulate which companies you'd like to compare and benchmark against.

Sep 15, 2014

 
 

Global Data & Analytics Survey: Big Decisions

Take advantage of our latest research with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Find out how data & analytics are helping to drive significant improvements in decision making.

Sep 9, 2014

 
 

China's impact on the semiconductor industry: 2014 update
Section I: Market & industry overview

This first section of our annual report covers China's semiconductor market, industry and production/consumption gap and includes interviews with executives at Samsung and SMIC.

Aug 28, 2014

 
 

Portfolio and Programme Management 2014 Global Survey

2014 PwC Global PPM Survey: latest trends, challenges, opportunities and opinions relating to the management of portfolios, programmes and projects.

Aug 27, 2014

 
 

The strategic imperative for Portfolio and Programme Management

Suite of PPM services developed to address the most frequent and significant challenges facing selection and delivery of strategic projects and value.

Jul 31, 2014

 
 

The changing consumer: An ever-more elusive target

A company’s existence depends on them: but how deeply do CEOs understand the shifting priorities and perceptions of their customers, across cultures and geographies?

Jun 24, 2014