Global monthly highlights: March 2014

March 2014

Research and insights

6th Annual Digital IQ Survey
Today, all roads lead to digital. From business strategy to execution, digital technology has become the foundation for everything we do. Our Digital IQ Survey of nearly 1,500 business and IT executives across a range of industries, revealed that five behaviors make the difference in enabling a business to realise sustained value from digital technology. Those businesses with a strong Digital IQ, the byproduct of leveraging these five behaviors, were 2.2 times more likely to be top-performers in revenue growth, profitability, and innovation. Find out more.
Government and the Global CEO: Fit for their Futures
As in previous years, we’ve extended the research carried out for our 17th Annual Global CEO Survey by interviewing senior decision makers in governmental organisations around the world. As a result, we can compare and contrast the views of business and government, and understand the policy and delivery responses for the challenging conditions of today, and tomorrow. Read more about businesses’ priorities for government and how governments can get fit for the future through (digital) transformation; delivering growth through collaboration and building trust through engagement.
Next Generation Diversity: Developing tomorrow’s female leaders
Organisations the world over are currently challenged with a lack of women in leadership positions and concerned with the competitive and financial toll this could bring. Meanwhile they’re also facing the challenges that come with vast numbers of millennial talent entering and reshaping the workforce. Our new report aims to provide some insight into the minds of female millennials and how to position your organisation and talent strategies towards the attraction, retention and development of this significant talent pool.
Business success beyond the short term: CEO perspectives on Sustainability
Resource scarcity and climate change, urbanisation and demographic changes feature regularly in the top three megatrends CEOs think will transform business. Coupled with increasing confidence in the global economy, will the transformation expected translate not only into growth opportunities, but also sustainable business and good growth? Here, we look at the findings of our 17th Annual Global CEO Survey through a sustainability lens, sharing both what CEOs are thinking about sustainability issues and challenges, and the implications for business.
Emerging Trends in Real Estate: The global outlook for 2014
Based on interviews with senior property professionals from the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, we’ve drawn together insights for this global report, highlighting the most relevant investment and development trends. A common theme across all three regions this year is the need for many investors to move up the risk curve as competition for core assets intensifies. But it’s clear that investors are paying greater heed than ever before to long-term demographic trends, as well as the latest advances in placemaking. Find out more in this report, which reflects the outlook for 2014 and beyond.
PwC Global 100 Software Leaders
Each time PwC ranks the Global 100 software leaders, we see more signs of the changes shaking up the software industry, and the tech industry as a whole. First, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies appeared on the list. Then, their revenues started to increase. Now they’re steadily climbing their way up the list. Find out more about how technology companies are moving away from their traditional roots in response to evolving market conditions – and explore the data to see how the top 100 software leaders are ranked by revenue.