• 17-NOV-2016

Disruption from Internet of Things offers companies an open playing field

PwC named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Internet of Things Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2016 Vendor Assessment.

PwC has been named as a Leader in the newly published IDC MarketScape which assesses the relative strengths, challenges and opportunities of 15 vendors of Internet of Things (IoT) Consulting and Systems Integration services. 

According to the report, ‘PwC delivers IoT services across the whole IoT services life cycle organised as strategy and ideation, design, build/test/deploy, and manage.’

It goes on to explain that ‘PwC touts its BXT methodology (which stands for business, transform, and technology) as its key differentiator because it believes in having a balanced mix across these three areas, compared with focusing on a single one, which enables it to provide a more complete client solution.’

Commenting on achieving this positioning, Shahid Ahmed, Partner and Internet of Things Consulting Leader, said: “As the Internet of Things evolves, its embedded use in day-to-day business will be a hallmark of the most successful companies in every industry and it is an honour to have been recognised as a Leader by the IDC MarketScape in this space. Our clients are pivoting from being product based to services based and IoT will play a critical role in enabling that transition. Our role at PwC is to bring the right ecosystem and capabilities to make the transition seamless and help our clients uncover new opportunities and value.’

Confirming PwC’s continued commitment to help clients with the most challenging opportunities afforded by IoT, from Strategy through Execution, Shahid added that “PwC is committed to continued investment in IoT and PwC is proud to have joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group responsible for advancing the adoption for industrial internet.’

(IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Internet of Things Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2016 Vendor Assessment  November 2016, IDC #US41880716)

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises 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 and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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