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  • PwC's 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey

    4/1/14 | Advisory services

    Download our 2014 Global Digital IQ Survey and explore the wealth of data and PwC insights, gleaned from 1,100 companies around the world, and across industries.

  • Webcast
    PwC Cash Investment Survey Results Webcast – March 6, 2014

    2/27/14 | Advisory services

    Join us on Thursday, March 6 at 2:00 pm EDT, as we reveal the results from the PwC Cash Investment Survey. The survey was designed to identify leading practices in corporate investment management and provide value-added insight that treasury and finance professionals can apply within their own organizations.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on data privacy

    2/26/14 | Advisory services

    Data protection and privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. As customers increasingly worry whether their personal information is secure and used appropriately, companies are also concerned about protecting data and their brand. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of viewing consumer privacy from more than just a compliance lens and developing a strategy and action plan that will help businesses lead on data privacy by building customer trust and enhancing their brand.

  • Answering your cybersecurity questions

    2/5/14 | Advisory services

    There continues to be systematic security issues with retailers in the United States. A number of recent high-profile data breaches demonstrate that cyberattacks on retail and consumer organizations are increasing in number. This piece discusses what boards and management can do to better position their companies to handle cybersecurity events. It also covers threat actors who exploit retailers via cyberspace, and provides questions to consider in the early weeks of 2014.

  • Webcast
    PwC and SAP 2014 Webcast Series - Discussing the top issues companies are asking about Transfer Pricing - February 25, March 19, April 23

    2/3/14 | Advisory services

    In the current economic and regulatory climate, transfer pricing implementation requires more attention than ever before, within both finance and tax teams as well as across a range of other stakeholders. It is no surprise that transfer pricing has become the top priority for any global company. You're invited to a webcast series with PwC and SAP discussing the main questions companies are asking about as it relates to their transfer pricing compliance strategy.

  • Putting the success in succession

    12/9/13 | Advisory services

    Succession planning done right sets the growth course. It aligns with talent processes, mends gaps and develops future leaders for success. But too often, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves unless a crisis forces it on the agenda. True planning for the workforce of the future, for the success of the future—means addressing succession planning today.

  • Going beyond reshoring to right-shoring

    10/31/13 | Advisory services

    Many companies have experienced the downsides of an extended offshore supply chain, including political ramifications and supply chain shocks. This, along with ongoing structural shifts in low-cost regions, is prompting organizations to rethink their past sourcing decisions. Reshoring has recently become a hot topic in both the C-suite and in the operations organization. While reshoring has its challenges, the trend is very real. This paper addresses the strategic approach to reshoring some organizations are taking in order to improve margins.

  • Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

    10/21/13 | Advisory services

    While organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries. As a result, many rely on yesterday’s security practices to combat today’s threats. The results of this survey show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies.

  • Unlocking Potential: Finance effectiveness benchmark study 2013

    10/15/13 | Advisory services

    Providing more for less, streamlining and reducing transactional costs, providing an effective control framework, and helping the business make the right decisions to improve business performance — we know all this. The challenge is in execution. PwC’s fifth annual benchmark report, which outlines the latest findings of our analysis of more than 200 companies, confirms that the leading finance teams are achieving results that are very different from the norm.

  • Transforming Treasury: Successfully executing a strategic transaction

    10/14/13 | Advisory services

    For strategic transactions, managing the risks typically associated with Corporate Treasury can be paramount to a deal’s success. This article explores how to navigate those risks and seize the inherent opportunities that effectively position Corporate Treasury and strategically transform the new organization.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on strategic supply chain management

    10/2/13 | Advisory services

    New research shows that high-performing supply chains can achieve sales and revenue growth while managing costs. That sounds like a tall order, but there are things you can do now to manage your supply chain as a strategic asset to boost performance and profitability. This 10Minutes highlights how the supply chain can move your business strategy forward and set you apart from the competition.

  • Addressing corruption risk in M&A transactions: The international balancing act

    9/12/13 | Advisory services

    The current global economic environment has posed various challenges for US investors, including private equity firms, domestic corporations, and multi-nationals. However, we expect deal activity to intensify as companies look for new ways to grow and meet their strategic objectives. In particular, the pace of US deal activity may increase as companies seek to find value and expand through mergers and acquisitions with international targets.

  • Finance transformation: A Lean approach to increase value

    8/26/13 | Advisory services

    Lean is an alternative approach that changes the way work is performed. Learn how Lean can help transform your back office to achieve and sustain process excellence.

  • Digital IQ Snapshot: Talent Strategy, the missing link to the connected workforce

    8/26/13 | Advisory services

    The Digital IQ survey shows that within top performing companies, the CIO and other C-suite executives consistently talk about how technology can power strategic business goals. Ongoing “digital conversations” among the C-suite should also focus on the talent strategies needed to harness those technologies—and include the CHRO, who is often missing from these C-suite conversations.

  • Innovation Champions: How CFOs can keep companies vital

    7/31/13 | Advisory services

    In today's fast paced and constantly changing market, continuous innovation is critical to any company's success. Timely innovation boosts market share, sharpens competitiveness, lifts earnings and propels careers. CFO's can play a critical role, but for them, supporting innovation presents a particular challenge—and opportunity. Hear what PwC and Wharton faculty have to say about the importance of the CFO leading the charge for innovation.

  • Unleashing the power of innovation

    7/18/13 | Advisory services

    This PwC publication looks at what organizations need to address to become genuinely innovative and generate full value from their investment.

  • Accelerating embedded software development via agile technologies

    6/27/13 | Advisory services

    Embedded software use is becoming omnipresent across multiple industries. Hardware-centric product industries require flexible and adaptable software with features and functionality to differentiate their products. PwC has developed an approach to help hardware companies adopt agile practices for their embedded software development.

  • Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q1 2013

    6/5/13 | Advisory services

    In the first quarter of 2013, Cleantech funding hit its lowest point in four years, declining 61 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012, and 35 lower than the fourth quarter of 2012. 61 deals were funded in the first quarter of 2013. Average deal size was $6 million, 48 percent lower than in the same period in 2012.

  • Navigating cloud management

    5/15/13 | Advisory services

    IT organizations that are serious about leveraging the cloud to deliver IT services should build robust management capabilities, which are critical to success in a cloud delivery model.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on harnessing customer demand to drive growth

    4/19/13 | Advisory services

    Consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies, retailers, and their business partners often tout the ways they put customers at the center of their strategies. But while many companies do a good job of understanding their customers, perhaps not as many create demand by coordinating across marketing, sales, and innovation—functions and activities that now encompass the demand chain. This 10Minutes explores ways companies can capitalize on knowing their customer with demand functions pulling in the same direction.

  • Podcast
    Podcast: Business continuity management in the Utilities industry

    4/26/12 | Advisory services

    Phil Samson and Todd Warren discuss the importance of a business continuity strategy with a specific focus on the Utilities industry in this PwC podcast.

  • Podcast
    Podcast: Business continuity management

    4/26/12 | Advisory services

    In this PwC podast, Phil Samson discusses the importance of a business continuity strategy and how an organization can prepare all aspects of the business - people, processes and technology - to withstand an unexpected business disruption.

  • Podcast
    Podcast: Becoming a risk resilient organization - the 5 continuous stages

    8/10/11 | Advisory services

    An integrated approach to managing risk and business performance can help companies systematically link risk and reward to avoid the pitfalls of operating in a volatile global economy. Listen to Joe Atkinson, Leader of PwC's US Risk practice, to learn about the 5 stages for truly integrating risk and performance to achieve risk resilience in your organization.