PwC Selected a Leader in Smart Cities IDC MarketScape Report

Firm recognized for work with state and local governments

 

NEW YORK, October 31, 2013 PwC US today announced the firm has been selected as a leader in the “IDC MarketScape: U.S. Business Consulting Services for Smart Cities 2013 Vendor Analysis.” The MarketScape report states, “In the U.S. Smart Cities sector, PwC is seen as most capable of all firms at integrating risk awareness and solutions within other consulting engagements and at providing the necessary spectrum of business consulting services.”

“At a time of increasing demand and diminishing resources, PwC helps cities and regions around the world to connect citizens with government, support investment initiatives, and increase efficiency to promote long term economic, environmental, social, and cultural prosperity,” said Hazem Galal, PwC UAE partner and PwC’s Global State & Local Government leader.

In the U.S. Smart Cities sector, PwC is seen as most capable of all firms at integrating risk awareness and solutions within other consulting engagements and at providing the necessary spectrum of business consulting services. Additionally, PwC is considered to be among the most capable at helping drive innovation through an organization, leveraging local and global staff appropriately, maximizing the value of a project, and providing industry insights and competence. PwC is perceived to be better than many of its peers at directly improving clients' overall mission performance, helping enterprises create a more effective business, integrating appropriate analytics into an engagement, and transferring knowledge to the client.

“Our goal is to help State and Local governments with long-term economic growth,” said Chris O’Brien, PwC US principal with PwC’s Public Sector practice focused on smart cities. “Our team of trusted professionals helps clients with strategies that are sustainable in this unpredictable economic climate – minimizing costs as they continuously evolve their smart city strategies.”

As stated in the MarketScape report: “Through a continually evolving project created for cities, their leaders, businesses, and citizens seeking to improve their economies and quality of life, PwC developed the comprehensive study, Cities of Opportunity, which provides a framework for thought and action among the world's and the United States' most significant cities. The latest fifth edition includes analysis of 27 cities that exemplify a key capital market center, represent a broad geographic sampling, and comprise both mature and emerging economies.”

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity report, done in conjunction with the Partnership for New York City, examines the current social and economic performance of the world’s leading cities. The report analyzes the trajectory of 27 cities, including all capitals of finance, commerce, and culture—and through their current performance seeks to open a window on what makes cities function best.

To learn more about PwC’s Public Sector practice, visit www.pwc.com/publicsector.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

Sources:

IDC MarketScape: U.S. Business Consulting Services for Smart Cities 2013 Vendor Analysis - August 2013 (IDC #242453)

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