5th Annual Digital IQ Survey Aerospace & Defense industry key findings

March 2013
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5th Annual Digital IQ Survey Aerospace & Defense industry key findings

At a glance

Aerospace & Defense companies with collaborative C-suites that intertwine business strategy and IT are often rewarded with stronger company performance, according to PwC's 5th annual Digital IQ Survey.

Digital conversations and the C-suite

Aerospace & Defense companies with collaborative C-suites intertwine business strategy and IT and are often rewarded with stronger company performance.

PwC’s Digital IQ Survey is an annual assessment of how well companies understand the value of technology and can weave information technology into the fabric of their organization. Key measures that comprise a company's Digital IQ include:

  • Strategy and internal alignment
  • Organization and relationships
  • Execution effectiveness
  • Adoption and use of information technology
  • Investment in information technology
  • Innovation
  • Mobilization and roadmap
  • Company performance

Key findings for the Aerospace & Defense sector C-suite:

  • 61% are concerned that the availability of key skills will potentially threaten the company’s growth prospects
  • 57% are interacting with customers using mobile technology
  • 45% are concerned that the speed of technological change will potentially threaten the company’s growth prospects
  • 33% expect information technology capital spending to increase within merger and acquisition initiatives
  • 16% rank maintaining data quality and accuracy as a number one challenge in managing data