Technology

  • 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.

  • US technology deal insights - Analysis and trends in US technology M&A activity 2014

    2/24/14 | Transaction services

    After a 2012 filled with uncertainties, 2013 witnessed a slow rebuilding of confidence and, perhaps, the charting of a path toward growth. After a first half that saw quarterly technology deal volume drop, optimism took hold with a doubling of activity in the second half. In the end, technology deal activity finished the year 18% lower, amidst IT spending growth of less than 1%. Equity markets and IPO pricings sounded a consistently contrarian note, soaring to long-forgotten highs. These leading indicators of spending and deal growth provide promise for 2014.

  • Technology Forecast: The future of enterprise apps: Moving beyond workflows to mindflows

    1/28/14 | Center for technology and innovation

    This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the future of enterprise applications. Emerging technologies, including mobility, cloud, application programming interfaces (APIs), analytics and others are giving rise to the "mindful app".

  • Webcast
    PwC's Investor Resource Institute megatrends webcast - February 6, 2014

    1/21/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    PwC's Investor Resource Institute invites you to join us for a webcast on Thursday, February 6 from 3:00 - 4:00pm ET. During this webcast we will be discussing five megatrends that we see shaping the global business environment, and the implications of these macroeconomic forces may have on corporate strategies.

  • Return to spender: How financial institutions can better understand their IT investments and get more out of them.

    1/21/14 | Financial Services Institute

    Financial institutions have spent heavily to improve their technology capabilities but are still left questioning the value they are getting from IT.

  • Technology sector companies: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    1/3/14 | Technology

    As year-end rapidly approaches, it is time to plan for your annual filing. PwC's technology industry publication, Stay informed: 2013 technology SEC comment letter trends, provides a comprehensive analysis of recent SEC staff comments to assist you with the understanding of the key trends that are relevant to companies in the technology sector.

  • Technology IPO: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    11/25/13 | Technology

    PwC’s technology industry publication, Preparing for success: 2013 technology IPO SEC comment letter trends, highlights trends in SEC staff comment letters specific to technology companies filing their IPO registration statements.

  • The New Digital Ecosystem Reality: Nine trends rewriting the rules of business

    10/28/13 | Technology

    PwC's Technology Industry leader discusses technological, economic, and political trends that are important to CEOs and C-Suite executives while exploring the trends and challenges that businesses must consider to remain competitive.

  • US Technology deals insights: Q3 2013

    10/25/13 | Transaction services

    Technology deals accelerated in the third quarter returning to historically high levels with deal volume doubling from the previous quarter, according to PwC’s US Q3 technology M&A Insights report released today. Private equity (PE) buyers continued to take an active role in technology M&A with increased deal closures and numerous new deals announced.

  • Webcast
    Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security Survey 2014 Webcast - October 24, 2013

    10/7/13

    Results of this year’s survey – including responses from more than 9,600 executives across 115 countries, and virtually every industry – show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies. Budgets are rising and confidence continues to climb. But while many organizations have raised the bar on security, their adversaries have done better.

  • Webcast
    Q3 2013 Technology Industry Executive Webcast – September 19, 2013

    8/26/13 | Technology

    This quarter's webcast features discussions on the following technical accounting issues impacting technology companies: revenue recognition, discontinued operations, COSO's internal control-integrated framework, and more.

  • 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.

  • US Technology M&A insights: Q2 2013

    8/5/13 | Transaction services

    While closed technology transactions in the second quarter declined both sequentially and year-over-year, the rise in announced and rumored deals point to a rise in merger and acquisition activity for the remainder of the year. Private equity (PE) buyers took a more active role in technology M&A with deals announced across the spectrum of deal size, including some of the largest transactions announced so far this year.

  • Technology Forecast: DevOps: Solving the engineering productivity challenge

    8/1/13 | Center for technology and innovation

    This issue of the Technology Forecast quarterly investigates how web-based companies maintain continuity amid continuous changes to production systems and explores what large enterprises can learn from them.

  • Clouds in the forecast: Cloud - necessary component of data center consolidation and IT agility

    7/11/13 | Financial Services Institute

    The cloud environment has the potential to propel IT agility to new heights and fulfil the role of technology as a strategic enabler.

  • 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.

  • It takes two to tango: Managing technology risk is now a business priority

    6/13/13 | Financial Services Institute

    Putting technology risk management on the business agenda today can safeguard and potentially improve business value, brand, and reputation.

  • The price isn't right: How to better understand your IT investment and get more out of it

    6/5/13 | Financial Services Institute

    To achieve their expected ROI, insurers should improve their IT value ecosystem by adopting an integrated framework designed to help them manage their IT investments.

  • 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.

  • Global 100 software leaders

    5/16/13 | Technology

    The software industry is in the midst of significant change. Cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), mobile devices, and consumerization of IT, are changing how software vendors develop, market, sell, distribute and support their products. This report ranks leading software companies from key markets around the world, and shares insights into where the industry is going from executives from Adobe, BMC Software, CollabNet, Jive Software, NetSuite, Red Hat, SAP, SAS, Splunk, and TSIA.

  • 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.

  • US Technology M&A insights: Q1 2013

    5/1/13 | Transaction services

    While the first quarter of 2013 saw technology M&A drop precipitously, the foundation is being laid for more robust deal activity this year as political and economic uncertainties subside. Software M&A was the sole bright spot in the industry for the first quarter driven by companies across industries investing in software-driven functionality and automation in products and services.

  • M&A snapshot
    We’re acquiring a company with significant in-process research and development (IPR&D) activities. What's next? (M&A snapshot)

    4/23/13 | Assurance services

    This edition of Mergers & acquisitions — a snapshot provides an overview of the accounting rules and a glimpse into some of the issues companies face in the accounting and valuation of acquired IPR&D.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Technology industry (No. 2011-35)

    11/22/11 | Assurance services

    The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the technology industry.