Rapidly accessing and processing increasingly large volumes of data derived from various sources is a major challenge for financial institutions. What makes Big Data different from traditional data management?
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.
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.
How do manufacturing companies use technology in their tax functions? PwC and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) surveyed more than 100 companies to uncover leading practices and challenges in applying technology to the tax function.
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.
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.
This edition of Growing Your Business discusses how private companies are leading the charge in making entrepreneurial use of social media, mobile devices, big data, and other digital avenues to get closer to their customers.
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.
Corporate boardrooms – Navigating board priorities focuses on today's critical issues, including building productive investor relationships, overseeing information technology and continuing the debate over tax reform. The report discusses the impact on directors and what they should be considering in the boardroom.
Human Resource (HR) departments are implementing global mobility programs designed to manage complex international relocations. However, the activities of individuals in foreign locations can create a variety of both individual and corporate level tax issues for the enterprise, depending upon the circumstances.
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.
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.
The Federal Government faces a situation similar to that of the private sector in the early 2000s. The question is whether Federal COOs, CFOs, and CIOs will wait for OMB to levy cuts on them or whether Federal executives will act to address the systemic drivers of IT expense so they are ready to respond to the inevitable round of forthcoming budget cuts.
Mobile technology is changing the way that power and utility companies operate their businesses, from the job site to the back office. Utilities that successfully deploy mobility solutions achieve productivity improvements of 20% to 30%.
This issue of BoardroomDirect® covers PwC’s Key questions for board and audit committee members and 16th Annual Global CEO Survey, the need for directors to understand IT and social governance, the latest news on the 2013 proxy season, the new audit committee communication auditing standard, and the nomination of Mary Jo White as the next SEC chair.
This issue of BoardroomDirect® covers the relationship between the board and CIO regarding IT oversight, PwC's Our focus on audit quality report, the latest SEC whistleblower data, the SEC's leadership change and the release of a resource guide on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.