PwC Achieves Vanguard Status in The Kennedy Vanguard™ of Cloud Consulting Providers Report

Rating demonstrates PwC’s strengths in supporting the CIO and encouraging Client CXO Cooperation

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 PwC US today announced it has been recognized as a Vanguard firm in The Kennedy Vanguard[1] of Cloud Consulting Providers report. According to Kennedy, “PwC’s approach to cloud consulting is to connect the dots between people, process and technology and to encourage collaboration across the client organization, particularly at the C-level.” PwC is one of four providers to achieve this Vanguard rating.

“In today’s business environment, business models are being challenged and transformed at an increasing rate. PwC helps clients leverage the cloud for business transformation, from strategy through execution,” said Randy Browning, PwC U.S. Advisory Consulting and Markets Leader.  “Agile companies are recognizing that advancing their cloud strategy will enable them to create innovative new services and business models that help decrease time to market, create operational efficiencies and engage customers. We’re helping companies across industries create competitive advantage enabled by cloud solutions."

“We are pleased to be recognized as a Vanguard firm by Kennedy for cloud consulting,” said Mike Pearl, PwC’s Global Cloud Computing Leader.  “While use of cloud continues to accelerate, many still have not yet extensively adopted cloud. Transformational technology advancements far outpace the reality of how they are being used in the enterprise. PwC’s Advisory practice helps companies achieve a more advanced perspective and execute streamlined cloud strategies that deliver value for their overall business.”

According to the report: “PwC’s cloud approach has three ‘value lenses’: creating the IT platform of the future (create business differentiation), transforming business operations (improve business operations and operational performance), and creating profitable cloud businesses (generate new revenue streams). The firm has a broad cloud services portfolio, which includes IT consulting and beyond into areas such as implementation, operations, taxation and solutions.”

Kennedy highlights PwC’s strengths in the report, which include:

  • “Supports the CIO: PwC’s New IT Platform is geared toward the CIO and connects the dots between people, process and technology through its key elements of IT mandate, process, architecture, organization and governance. The focus is on shifting from a plan-build-run model to a concept of working across the business to innovate around new ways to serve the business.”
  • “Encourages Client CXO Cooperation: PwC’s Digital Marketing Cloud offering is designed to bring the CMO, CFO and CIO together to use the nimbleness of cloud and develop new service and business models. Collaboration from the outset results in quicker gap identification and encourages open communication, which lead to a greater likelihood of meeting all involved parties’ goals and concerns.”

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[1] Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory,  Kennedy Information LLC