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  • IT Risk Assurance: IT risk resilience: PwC
    Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites IT risk resilience What are the issues Businesses across sectors have been shaken by the impact of several high profile IT outages and glitches eroding digital trust IT services are increasingly intertwined with a complex combination of layers of infrastructure service and process interdependencies including legacy systems mobile technology and third party vendors This combined with fragmented understanding of the IT landscape pressure to implement digital changes faster at lower cost and an increasing need for real time data transfers means the approaches to managing risk and resilience must adapt fast Why PwC We ll help you identify a complete set of IT risks and design the IT governance and risk management process to better manage them The PwC Risk Assurance framework provides a comprehensive and proven approach to managing this process Being good at this will give you the confidence to embrace the next digital opportunity Share Audit Assurance Services Monitoring and reporting Financial statement audit Corporate reporting Integrated reporting Good practices Governance reporting Investor view Survey Webcasts Remuneration people and tax reporting Management and board reporting IFRS reporting Regulatory compliance Sustainability reporting Capital markets Equity Advisory Execute an IPO Execute a debt offering Capital markets research and insight Capital markets contacts Accounting advisory Meet the Experts 2014 Accounting advisory services Risk assurance Gamechangers for the enlightened board Building digital trust

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/audit-assurance/risk-assurance/it-risk-assurance/it-risk-resilience.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Cloud computing opportunities for business: PwC
    governance culture and technology The IT organization of the future assumes the role of broker and orchestrator of business services and technology innovation Reinventing Information Technology in the Digital Enterprise Introducing PwC s New IT Platform Read more The cloud environment has the potential to propel IT agility to new heights and fulfill the role of technology as a strategic enabler Clouds in the forecast Cloud a necessary component of data center consolidation and IT agility Read more 71 of financial services respondents say they will invest more in cloud this year up from 18 in the previous year How are you accounting for how Cloud can impact your revenue model or tax structure On the horizon Insights into the Cloud for finance and accounting professionals Read more How would IT organizations build robust management capabilities that are critical to success in a cloud delivery model PwC Navigating cloud management Read more Cloud computing requires a shift in the service delivery model and culture Perspectives on how cloud computing and other disruptive technologies are changing the way businesses work PwC s Emerging Technology blog Read our views and share yours Today s relentless digital marketplace demands that you constantly engage in an explicit process of evaluating emerging technology for business value 1 2 3 4 5 Wherever you are in your cloud journey we have the breadth and depth of experience and global resources to help you create lasting competitive advantage with cloud solutions From strategy through execution we help our clients leverage the cloud to transform IT scale and streamline operations and create new cloud based businesses Our strong alliances with HP Microsoft Oracle SAP Salesforce and Workday further differentiate our offerings PwC helps its clients across three cloud value lenses Create the IT platform of the future Companies

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/issues/cloud-computing.html (2016-02-10)
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  • CEO pulse on personal data: PwC
    being a decade old many senior executives still see personal data through the quantitative and structured prism of numbers rather than the qualitative and unstructured measurement of real people s behaviours As we see it there are five fundamental challenges of big data that organisations need to be aware of Insane volumes of data There s almost an incomprehensible amount of data being created and collected How do organisations make the right judgment calls about when and when not to collect data Also it s crucial to remember that big data doesn t necessarily mean big insight Noise versus insight Extracting value from data can be likened to looking for a needle in a haystack How do organisations recognise what s noise and what s true insight Different buckets of structured and unstructured data How can companies make sense of for example structured transactional data and unstructured social media data that refers to the same customer and translate disparate information into coherent and actionable insight Imperfect data Naturally mistakes and data quality issues are inevitable How can companies spot errors and enhance the quality of their data in their vast estate of system generated sensor generated and people generated data Increasing difficulty in making predictions The future is far from certain Data collected today won t necessarily hold the key to what tomorrow s consumers wants needs or questions are going to be Data as business strategy Knowing how to effectively integrate personal data insights throughout the business is another major challenge for CEOs At present personal data is mostly being used to improve customer facing parts of the business such as customer service 85 of CEOs always or often use customer data to improve this function sales 84 and marketing 81 That can help deliver some short term wins in cost savings and sales growth but also suggests that a larger strategic opportunity is there to be realised Whether it s because most companies still operate in siloes or whether it s because the C Suite is yet to fully appreciate the value of applying consumer insights throughout the business or both it s clear that customer data isn t reaching keys parts of the enterprise CEOs tell us that personal data is least likely to be used to help HR and it s not being used to fuel innovation or improve procurement and sourcing Improving the C Suite s understanding of data by creating the role of Chief Data Officer for example and connecting all parts of the business to key customer analysis such as social listening are just two options for companies A question of trust Rising above the internal debate of how best to apply personal data analysis is the larger issue of how consumers feel about the mining of their thoughts opinions and browsing habits never mind their bank details CEOs tells us that consumers are quite comfortable with the arrangement with 50 saying customers are significantly or somewhat more willing to share data than

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-agenda/pulse/personal-data.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Spotlight on the Internet of Things: PwC
    Explore our selected insights to find out If you were asked to describe in one word the biggest driver of digital change over the last decade you could do worse than say connectivity The coming of age of mobile telephony the digitisation of content and the explosion of social media have created a connected economy that s reshaped the worlds of media publishing music film and television Now the Internet of Things IoT the term used to describe the concept of bringing this age of connectivity to physical products is becoming a reality The effects on industry will be profound According to technology research firm Gartner 4 9 billion connected objects will be in use in 2015 a 30 jump from 2014 This figure is estimated to reach 25 billion by 2020 meaning there will be twice as many IoT devices talking to each other as there will be smartphones tablets and PCs What was still a futurist s dream just a few years ago is now infiltrating every part of business As our 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey of 1500 companies showed business is gearing up for a fully connected future According to the report 20 of companies are currently investing in IoT sensors up from 17 in 2014 Today connected sensors are being built into everything from home refrigerators to city refuge bins to vines in smart vineyards Essentially the IoT helps businesses achieve the goal of intelligence at the moment giving them insights and analysis into parts of their physical operations that just wasn t measurable in the past That data is transformed into insights delivered when and where it s needed to make and implement better strategic and operational decisions and in many cases to gain competitive advantage Every industry will see their productivity market intelligence and reporting processes shaped by the IoT But some sectors are already gaining a distinct advantage in this truly connected working environment and they re not the ones that might initially spring to mind As our recent Digital Pulse highlighted the 10 sectors leading the IoT charge include financial services technology healthcare and automotive but it s energy and mining that currently tops the list In that industry sensors are dramatically improving safety in mines by monitoring carbon dioxide levels and noxious gasses The lesson here is that the advantages that IoT technology brings aren t always obvious It will take smart CEOs COOs CMOs and CIOs to imagine how a connected business can provide value for its customers and stay ahead of the competition Central to success will be a keen understanding of how you implement the IoT in product design and how you use the Big Data that the IoT will deliver As Michael Dell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc made clear in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey The most important opportunity is big data the data economy machine to machine connections machine learning the ability to take data and turn it into knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/research-insights/spotlight/internet-of-things.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile data analytics :PwC
    of time away from our phones doesn t change 4 Indeed the use of the smartphone at work is becoming more commonplace and is no longer the exclusive domain of remote or traveling business executives In a Forrester Research report from Q4 2012 64 of the respondents indicated that they use their smartphone at their work desk 5 And in a study that Forbes Insights and Google conducted in 2013 more than half of the business executives surveyed indicated they believe that the mobile device will become their primary business platform in three years 6 What all this means is that the use of smartphones at work and at play has become indistinguishable we check work related emails on our phones during non working hours And as much as we may not admit it we check our personal social networking sites during office hours or browse the Internet on our smartphones periodically throughout the day Enterprise mobile insights and the digital avatar The growing volume of mobile data and the ubiquitous use of mobile phones have been harnessed by marketers to find innovative ways to reach customers Through targeted mobile advertising companies are attempting to create interest in their products at the precise moment when consumers would most want them Such commercial use of consumer mobile data is advancing But we believe there s another potentially greater but still nascent opportunity for companies to tap into a powerful application of this big data The opportunity to hire engage and develop a highly skilled competitive workforce Already companies are analysing data to help them both target and personalise their marketing and create relevance to mobile consumers They can study the same data to understand more profound behaviour such as mobile usage patterns common among high performing employees what incentives best motivate them what qualities and skills to look for when hiring and perhaps what triggers certain behaviours We ve already established that the use of mobile phones has blurred the line between work and play The mobile phone has become an extension of the user s individuality representing him or her to the world at large as a digital avatar An individual user may have more than one persona depending on the context and situation such as a work persona versus an at home persona The mobile phone is the common thread that ties those personae together By studying mobile data companies can find greater insights into how people live work and play To be clear we re not referring to single purpose applications of mobile data to enhance operational efficiency such as using GPS data from mobile scanning devices to optimise dispatch and delivery routing in logistics and transportation companies What we are addressing is the holistic use of mobile phone data by enterprises to gain insights into employee behaviour and to design strategies that both empower employees and let employees feel more engaged with the organisation Much like how marketers use mobile data to gain insights into consumers behaviour

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/communications/publications/communications-review/mobile-data-analytics.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Spotlight on mobile technology: PwC
    analytics today s business landscape is poised for the sort of change not witnessed since the first Industrial Revolution That s exciting because of the opportunities mobile offers for growth and new business models According to our 17th Annual Global CEO Survey 81 of CEOs believe technological advances such as mobile will transform business and society in the next five years Yet mobile technology also creates great uncertainty for business This new technological journey is increasingly being shaped by the demands of the customer The digital revolution has produced a new generation of consumers who have come to expect accessible portable flexible instant and customised products and services As our Emerging Technology blog explains companies now have to be always on and ready to adapt both business models and communication to the way customers are using mobile technology There s no putting this mobile genie back in the bottle Not only have mobile devices put more power in the hands of consumers they re also being embraced at a rapid pace While the telephone took 76 years to reach half of all US households the smartphone took less than a decade In our Mobile Innovations Forecast series we explore the future of mobile and the implications for business Ultimately those companies that harness this rapid mobile innovation will be able to cement existing business models and also create value in different ways Already mobile is moving into new areas of growth like wearable technology and The Internet of Things So how exactly can CEOs increase their chances for success as technology rewrites the rules for business We explore nine trends to pay attention to in The New Digital Ecosystem Reality How is mobility disrupting your industry It took 22 years for the first 2 billion people to connect to the

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/research-insights/spotlight/mobile-technology.html (2016-02-10)
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  • PwC Global 100 Software Leaders: PwC
    of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites The growing importance of apps and services Explore the data Click here to view different cuts of the data for the Top 100 companies Download the report Read the complete analysis Learn about the growing importance of apps and services in the software industry Download now Highlights Services SaaS trends Software companies are transforming from delivering complex products to easier to use applications which can be deployed on

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/technology/publications/global-software-100-leaders.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Big Data: A new way to think about data – and a new way of doing business
    to PwC s Digital IQ Survey agree that moving from data to insight is a major challenge 1 2 3 Digital IQ Snapshot Breaking through Big Data s barriers According to PwC s 5th Annual Digital IQ survey of more than 1 100 business and technology executives 41 of respondents are concerned about Big Data overload The survey identified four barriers companies often confront in using Big Data to move from data to insight Download the Digital IQ Big Data Snapshot to learn more Intelligence at the moment PwC helps you design Big Data pilots that inform and enable your strategy and investments in order to quickly address tangible business issues and opportunities Our approach to Big Data combines our perspectives across IT strategy information management and analytics Discover how Big Data can help you achieve intelligence at the moment to help you take decisive action when opportunities or risks arise PwC helps clients to Learn how to capture interpret and apply Big Data PwC shows your company how to establish Big Data processes that boost innovation yield prompt business solutions and provide the timely foresight needed to capitalize on opportunity Learn how Big Data pinpoints practicable third party data as well as how to develop your infrastructure data provisioning and analytics in order to create pilots that explore how Big Data can benefit your company Develop strategies to capture Big Data advantage PwC helps your company develop a road map to identify the capability and architecture modifications you need in order to fully realize the Big Data advantage Create a cohesive information strategy that supports both traditional and Big Data business intelligence demands and control Big Data risks with new risk and governance structures processes and protocols Design and construct sustainable Big Data solutions PwC provides your company with

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/increasing-it-effectiveness/big-data.html (2016-02-10)
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