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.
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.
PwC's Experience Radar helps businesses find the often hidden sources of value that drive exceptional, differentiated customer experience. By helping Enterprise Software leaders rank their product and service features, Experience Radar locates opportunities to create value and thereby bolster top-line growth and bottom-line results.
The latest piece in the Digital IQ Snapshot series explores why business leaders need to pay attention to current trends in emerging technologies, such as the consumerization of technology, “bring your own device” (BYOD), and the growing pressure to enable instant contact, collaboration and feedback with stakeholders. Organizations that are not paying attention may soon lag competitors in efficiency and profitability.
This 10Minutes discusses why cybersecurity is more than an IT challenge—it’s a business imperative. New technologies, well-funded and determined adversaries, and interconnected business ecosystems have combined to increase your company’s exposure to cyberattacks. Critical digital assets are being targeted and the potential impact to your business has never been greater. In order to sufficiently protect the business, future cash flows, and shareholder value, your approach to cybersecurity must keep pace.
PwC brings you our quarterly Technology Industry Executive Webcast.. The Technology Industry Executive Webcast Series discusses sector-specific content on the application of technical accounting standards. This webcast features discussions by the PwC Technology Sector and National Office practitioners.
Cleantech investment, at $791 million, declined by 20% in Q3 2012 compared to the second quarter, a rate similar to that of overall venture investment. Deal volume remained the same on a quarter-to-quarter basis but volume of activity on a year-over-year basis saw a decrease of 33 percent from 86 deals in the third quarter of 2011 to 58 deals in the third quarter of 2012.
Once bolstered by a series of mega-deals in excess of $10 billion, technology deal value declined in the third quarter and volume remained flat. Smaller IP deals and acquisitions continued while larger technology players remained on the acquisition sideline to focus on their internal operations after substantial consolidation in preceding quarters.
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 .
Venture capitalists invested $1.0 billion in 55 Cleantech deals during the second quarter of 2012, according to findings from the MoneyTree™ Report. Cleantech funding declined 11 percent and deals were down 42 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011.
PwC's Mobile Innovations Forecast a four-part framework for analyzing and understanding mobile innovation using enabling technologies, new technological capabilities, new use cases and new business models.
The continued decline in traditional mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry supports the trend of consortium-based minority investments and patent acquisitions. Deal activity will continue to be driven by divestitures and focusing on core business revenue generators.
PwC's quarterly update discusses how technology businesses continue to lead other sectors in US merger and acquisition activity, generating $28.9 billion of deal value in the quarter despite lower deal volume. Innovation and time to market will continue to fuel technology deals as companies race to stay ahead of their competitors.
Technology sector merger and acquisition activity deal value increased despite a drop in deal volume. Tech sector executives will look for acquisitions to distinguish their companies from the competition.
Tablet demand will surge to 200 million by 2014. The market has seen a proliferation of new devices. Companies will need a differentiating customer service and repair model in addition to flashy products to succeed in this rapidly rising market.
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.
In today's challenging environment, tech companies continue to seek ways to build revenues while cutting costs. With these goals in mind, globalization has become an increasingly attractive strategy. But in their desire to reach short-term goals are technology companies effectively utilizing globalization to achieve their long-term growth strategy? These PwC podcasts are part of a series of reports for executives in the technology industries.