PwC press room > Technology, communications > News releases https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Technology-communications d0f440b0-d80d-4e98-b05f-bcd7fa9152a9/PwC Sees US$9.46 Billion Drone Solutions Market for Power, Utilities Industries https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-sees-us-9.46-billion-drone-solutions-market-for-power--utilities-industries/s/d0f440b0-d80d-4e98-b05f-bcd7fa9152a9 PwC Sees US$9.46 Billion Drone Solutions Market for Power, Utilities Industries The global market in drone-powered solutions for the power and utilities industries is worth as much as US$9.46 billion a year, PwC estimates in a new report that illustrates how creative uses of... ]]> 10/12/2017 8:50:00 AM c6bc937f-ceb6-4934-9bd0-525321d57889/A blueprint for navigating the TMT products-to-services transformation https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/a-blueprint-for-navigating-the-tmt-products-to-services-transformation/s/c6bc937f-ceb6-4934-9bd0-525321d57889 A blueprint for navigating the TMT products-to-services transformation PwC’s new report, Software greases the wheels, provides a survival guide for TMT companies that face daunting challenges in shifting to services-driven business models. ]]> 2/24/2017 3:58:00 PM cc6ee7e3-f5a3-4dae-b63f-584477ef0b46/AI and IoT teaming up to reimagine the labour market https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/ai-and-iot-teaming-up-to-reimagine-the-labour-market/s/cc6ee7e3-f5a3-4dae-b63f-584477ef0b46 AI and IoT teaming up to reimagine the labour market AI will ultimately enable the full promise of the Internet of Things (IoT), but in that process, it will also disrupt the labour force in a manner that is not appreciated by most today. ]]> 2/16/2017 4:58:00 PM cb393180-7f68-4df7-9fbc-c0d0a3b26cd0/Global tech IPOs in 2016 fell to their lowest level this decade https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipos-in-2016-fell-to-their-lowest-level-this-decade/s/cb393180-7f68-4df7-9fbc-c0d0a3b26cd0 Global tech IPOs in 2016 fell to their lowest level this decade While 2016 marked this decade’s low point for global tech IPOs, a stream of high-profile companies in the pipeline will likely create a resurgence in 2017, says PwC’s Global Technology IPO Review. ]]> 1/31/2017 4:12:00 PM 6145c7f9-1b4d-4030-ac85-f6dab7a42dce/PwC analyses growth opportunities across six key sectors in developing markets https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-analyses-growth-opportunities-across-six-key-sectors-in-developing-markets/s/6145c7f9-1b4d-4030-ac85-f6dab7a42dce PwC analyses growth opportunities across six key sectors in developing markets PwC’s Growth Markets Centre has recently launched its 2017 annual report titled ‘Winning in maturing markets’, which focuses on understanding growth opportunities in developing markets. ]]> 1/24/2017 9:01:00 AM a698f308-11ef-476d-abee-184f733fb33f/PwC's 25 Fastest Growing Cloud Companies signal software climate change https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-25-fastest-growing-cloud-companies-signal-software-climate-change/s/a698f308-11ef-476d-abee-184f733fb33f PwC's 25 Fastest Growing Cloud Companies signal software climate change First-time ranking shows opportunities and obstacles facing software vendors Tuesday, 16 August 2016 – With cloud computing rapidly reshaping the software industry, PwC has ranked the 25 Fastest Growi ]]> 8/16/2016 1:15:00 PM 59131b57-16d0-42ff-b6e8-222bba7a70d8/Separating signal from noise in the emerging technology megatrend https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/separating-signal-from-noise-in-the-emerging-technology-megatrend/s/59131b57-16d0-42ff-b6e8-222bba7a70d8 Separating signal from noise in the emerging technology megatrend PwC analysis identifies the 'Essential Eight' technologies that businesses should consider ]]> 7/26/2016 3:58:00 AM 9a94e85b-5f97-48da-8794-7dca91fc7875/PwC’s Global 100 Software Leaders driven by three key trends https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-s-global-100-software-leaders-driven-by-three-key-trends/s/9a94e85b-5f97-48da-8794-7dca91fc7875 PwC’s Global 100 Software Leaders driven by three key trends Most recent ranking shows startup vendors disrupting the industry and challenging established software companies New York, 22 June 2016 – PwC’s new Global 100 Software Leaders ranking... ]]> 6/22/2016 1:42:00 PM f2762616-b487-43a5-a440-64057e9dfafd/PwC lists ten tech-driven forces shaping financial services in 2020 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-lists-ten-tech-driven-forces-shaping-financial-services-in-2020/s/f2762616-b487-43a5-a440-64057e9dfafd PwC lists ten tech-driven forces shaping financial services in 2020 The financial services industry has seen some dramatic technology-led changes over the past few years. While FinTech start-ups are encroaching upon established markets, many executives look to... ]]> 6/6/2016 9:04:00 AM 883a0dcd-3d2e-46b1-924c-89e57fcd1a7f/What type of Chief Digital Officer does your company need? From the ‘Progressive Thinker’ to the ‘Universalist’: Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/what-type-of-chief-digital-officer-does-your-company-need--from-the--progressive-thinker--to-the--un/s/883a0dcd-3d2e-46b1-924c-89e57fcd1a7f What type of Chief Digital Officer does your company need? From the ‘Progressive Thinker’ to the ‘Universalist’: Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO As companies move to catch up with the digital future, they are taking a close look at what kind of executive they need to lead the way. In a new report, The Right CDO for Your Company’s Future,... ]]> 6/2/2016 11:00:00 AM ac04349e-c40d-4767-9f92-a4d219860cd2/Global Market for Commercial Applications of Drone Technology Valued at over $127 bn https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-market-for-commercial-applications-of-drone-technology-valued-at-over--127-bn/s/ac04349e-c40d-4767-9f92-a4d219860cd2 Global Market for Commercial Applications of Drone Technology Valued at over $127 bn The drone revolution is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking. According to a new study by PwC on the commercial applications of drone technology, the emerging global market... ]]> 5/9/2016 8:23:00 AM b93bf062-4c6b-434d-abbd-9b8b981dd346/Global tech IPOs close 2015 on a high note https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipos-close-2015-on-a-high-note/s/b93bf062-4c6b-434d-abbd-9b8b981dd346 Global tech IPOs close 2015 on a high note Momentum may not be sustained due to volatile capital marketsMonday, 22 February 2016 – Overall, 2015 was the second-best year for global technology IPOs in five years, with 92 IPOs that raised... ]]> 2/22/2016 3:06:00 PM 27b581a1-7e9e-434b-8e39-b5380eb3e42e/Tech CEOs are bullish about growth prospects https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tech-ceos-are-bullish-about-growth-prospects/s/27b581a1-7e9e-434b-8e39-b5380eb3e42e Tech CEOs are bullish about growth prospects Impact of technology across all industries seen as key factorTech CEOs’ optimism driven by four core themesThursday, 11 February 2016 – As technology’s tentacles increasingly affect every... ]]> 2/11/2016 7:53:00 PM 1ebb341a-e7fb-46e3-aa59-9f0f34c39dc3/Global tech IPOs experience steep decline in third quarter https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipos-experience-steep-decline-in-third-quarter/s/1ebb341a-e7fb-46e3-aa59-9f0f34c39dc3 Global tech IPOs experience steep decline in third quarter Compared with second quarter, number of technology IPOs falls 69%Thursday, 29 October 2015 – Following eight relatively strong quarters, the global technology IPO market experienced a steep... ]]> 10/29/2015 11:59:00 AM 3f69f48c-91f3-480c-995f-b4ef5e7ca535/Fifty six percent of Chinese companies invest more than 10% of revenues in digital https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/fifty-six-percent-of-chinese-companies-invest-more-than-10--of-revenues-in-digital/s/3f69f48c-91f3-480c-995f-b4ef5e7ca535 Fifty six percent of Chinese companies invest more than 10% of revenues in digital PwC's 7th Annual Digital IQ Survey, reveals that companies in China are confident they understand the value of digital technology and are able to weave it into the fabric of their organisation. They b ]]> 9/9/2015 9:11:00 AM 59a396af-1ef6-40a0-8edb-57abbb862887/Global tech IPO market surges 57% in second quarter https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-tech-ipo-market-surges-57--in-second-quarter/s/59a396af-1ef6-40a0-8edb-57abbb862887 Global tech IPO market surges 57% in second quarter Technology IPOs rise in number, but market lacks billion-dollar offeringsNew York, 20 August 2015 – The global technology IPO market continued to exhibit its strength in the second quarter, with... ]]> 8/20/2015 4:00:00 PM 3d24bdbe-fcb2-4879-88f2-8db74b0733b7/China strengthens its leadership in global semiconductor consumption https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/china-strengthens-its-leadership-in-global-semiconductor-consumption/s/3d24bdbe-fcb2-4879-88f2-8db74b0733b7 China strengthens its leadership in global semiconductor consumption For the fourth consecutive year, China’s chip consumption growth far exceeds worldwide market growthThursday, 6th August 2015 – China’s semiconductor consumption growth continued to outstrip... ]]> 8/5/2015 6:43:00 PM 38f98305-c300-47d1-a132-91e41b020cf6/Apple and US companies extend their leading positions in the Top 100 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/apple-and-us-companies-extend-their-leading-positions-in-the-top-100/s/38f98305-c300-47d1-a132-91e41b020cf6 Apple and US companies extend their leading positions in the Top 100 PwC’s global market capitalisation study of the leading listed 100 companies shows that getting into the Top 100 and staying in the Top 100 is no easy task. US companies are extending their... ]]> 6/2/2015 12:58:00 AM 11a500f1-9153-4312-bccc-fb7ba0169e1d/Demand for sensors driving growth in the semiconductor industry https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/demand-for-sensors-driving-growth-in-the-semiconductor-industry/s/11a500f1-9153-4312-bccc-fb7ba0169e1d Demand for sensors driving growth in the semiconductor industry Global semiconductor industry revenues set to show a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% to 2019 Thursday 14th May 2015 – We’re nearing a tipping point where everything that can be connected to... ]]> 5/14/2015 12:02:00 PM 18e92a82-e3d7-40f8-8c44-f9fddcbf85c9/2014 Strongest Year in Decade for Global Tech IPOs https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/2014-strongest-year-in-decade-for-global-tech-ipos/s/18e92a82-e3d7-40f8-8c44-f9fddcbf85c9 2014 Strongest Year in Decade for Global Tech IPOs Proceeds jump 347%; deals up 84% New York, 5 Feb 2015 ‑‑ The market for initial public offerings in the global technology industry surged in 2014 and was the strongest in 10 years, with 118... ]]> 2/5/2015 5:01:00 AM c9974ba4-8afa-4c69-9a93-42c9a29a6aac/Telecom Industry Challenges Lead to Overhaul: CAPEX Becomes a Main Priority https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/telecom-industry-challenges-lead-to-overhaul-capex-becomes-a-main-priority/s/c9974ba4-8afa-4c69-9a93-42c9a29a6aac Telecom Industry Challenges Lead to Overhaul: CAPEX Becomes a Main Priority As telecom growth slows, industry focuses on the new drivers of EBITDA multiples Telecommunication operators face intense challenges to obtain eearnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and... ]]> 12/8/2014 7:48:00 PM 50371e00-511b-4384-8500-5b61b0e132dd/Tech Companies Raise Record US$24.8 Billion Globally in Q3 2014 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tech-companies-raise-record-us24.8-billion-globally-in-q3-2014/s/50371e00-511b-4384-8500-5b61b0e132dd Tech Companies Raise Record US$24.8 Billion Globally in Q3 2014 Largest technology IPO on Record Contributes to Significant Q3 Proceeds New York, 31 Oct 2014 -- A record US$24.8 billion was raised by technology companies in the third quarter of 2014, with 18... ]]> 10/31/2014 5:39:00 PM a612a706-1a9b-4211-8c80-58ae8879e175/China’s Semiconductor Consumption Shows Decade of Unprecedented Growth https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-semiconductor-consumption-shows-decade-of-unprecedented-growth/s/a612a706-1a9b-4211-8c80-58ae8879e175 China’s Semiconductor Consumption Shows Decade of Unprecedented Growth China increased its semiconductor consumption market leadership position and increased market share during nine of the past ten years China’s semiconductor consumption growth has continued to... ]]> 8/27/2014 1:59:00 PM 284fedc7-d7f6-4794-84fe-a26c0ac51335/Q2 2014 Strongest Quarter for Global Tech IPOs since 2008 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/q2-2014-strongest-quarter-for-global-tech-ipos-since-2008/s/284fedc7-d7f6-4794-84fe-a26c0ac51335 Q2 2014 Strongest Quarter for Global Tech IPOs since 2008 Global tech IPO activity surges with 40 IPOs and US $12.1 billion in proceeds, a year-over-year increase of 135% in IPOs and 322% in proceedsIPOs in the technology sector exceeded industry expectation ]]> 8/15/2014 12:58:00 PM 38b660a9-5fdf-482b-8771-af96754f693b/PwC announces its Digital Services business: Helping Companies Create Competitive Advantage in Today’s Digital Landscape https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwc-announces-its-digital-services-business--helping-companies-create-competitive-advantage-in-today/s/38b660a9-5fdf-482b-8771-af96754f693b PwC announces its Digital Services business: Helping Companies Create Competitive Advantage in Today’s Digital Landscape PwC delivers a strategy for the digital age, supported by a growing team of over 2,000 professionals around the world New York, 12th June, 2014 – PwC today announced the formation of its Digital... ]]> 6/12/2014 1:00:00 PM 7e485faa-833c-4d03-ad43-8bf831c27200/Contextual Awareness and Intelligence Drive Growth for Mobile and Information Technology Industries https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/contextual-awareness-and-intelligence-drive-growth-for-mobile-and-information-technology-industries/s/7e485faa-833c-4d03-ad43-8bf831c27200 Contextual Awareness and Intelligence Drive Growth for Mobile and Information Technology Industries Evolution of Contextual Intelligence Expected to Lead to New Contextual Mobile Ecosystem New York, 29 May 2014‑‑Mobile is driving innovation that links a user’s contextual situation to the ability... ]]> 5/29/2014 1:05:00 PM da5ec9ee-ba98-462b-a317-df50118ca050/TMT Innovation Leaders Focus on Key Areas to Ensure Innovation Delivers Consistent, Tangible Results https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/tmt-innovation-leaders-focus-on-key-areas-to-ensure-innovation-delivers-consistent--tangible-results/s/da5ec9ee-ba98-462b-a317-df50118ca050 TMT Innovation Leaders Focus on Key Areas to Ensure Innovation Delivers Consistent, Tangible Results New York, 23 April 2014 ‑‑ Leading innovators in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) industries succeed by identifying and taking action on six key areas that can set their companies apart... ]]> 4/23/2014 1:00:00 PM e78149bf-e2e8-4b1a-a804-0875e7c2378a/PwC Reveals the Results of the 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/4-in-5-global-ceos-rank-technology-a-top-priority--but-only-1-in-5-companies-claim-an-excellent/s/e78149bf-e2e8-4b1a-a804-0875e7c2378a PwC Reveals the Results of the 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey March 27, 2014 - Though many organisations lay claim to being a digital enterprise, only a minority – 20 percent – are truly there, according to the 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey report released... ]]> 3/27/2014 3:00:00 PM 6d1e7ae1-7d6d-428a-9129-e2ec53e3b6d8/Global Software Leaders Increase 'Software-as-a-Service' Revenues 60% in One Year https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/global-software-leaders-increase--software-as-a-service--revenues-60--in-one-year/s/6d1e7ae1-7d6d-428a-9129-e2ec53e3b6d8 Global Software Leaders Increase 'Software-as-a-Service' Revenues 60% in One Year PwC Research Also Finds Consumer Consumption Driving Significant Technology Industry Trends; Era of ‘Pure Play’ is Over New York, 14 Mar 2014‑‑PwC’s latest Global 100 Software Leaders Report data... ]]> 3/14/2014 1:00:00 PM 76e14e32-a05a-417f-b652-aad0abf9c05d/PwC Mobile Advertising Survey Shows Targeting Consumers by Interests and Current Location Is Most Acceptable https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/PwC-Mobile-Advertising-Survey-Shows-Targeting-Consumers-by-Interests-and-Current-Location-Is-Most-Ac/s/76e14e32-a05a-417f-b652-aad0abf9c05d PwC Mobile Advertising Survey Shows Targeting Consumers by Interests and Current Location Is Most Acceptable Majority of Survey Participants Cite Privacy Concerns U.S. & U.K. Consumers Aligned in Mobile Advertising Preferences; China & Brazil Share Similar Attitudes Regarding Mobile New York, 24 Feb... ]]> 2/24/2014 8:00:00 AM 76fff269-6724-4950-b26f-355567e4e772/Contextually Intelligent Mobile Technology Accelerates Focus on Programmable Communications Networks https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Contextually-Intelligent-Mobile-Technology-Accelerates-Focus-on-Programmable-Communications-Networks/s/76fff269-6724-4950-b26f-355567e4e772 Contextually Intelligent Mobile Technology Accelerates Focus on Programmable Communications Networks Demand for Robust, Seamless Mobile Experience Requires Significant Network Bandwidth, Higher Service Quality, Security and Back End Services New York, 21 Feb 2014‑‑As people use increasingly... ]]> 2/21/2014 4:59:00 AM a6362cbd-26fe-450d-acea-3f378fd41417/Q4 2013 Surge in Tech IPO Deal Value and Volume; Stage Set for Strong 2014 https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/q4-2013-surge-in-tech-ipo-deal-value-and-volume-stage-set-for-strong-2014/s/a6362cbd-26fe-450d-acea-3f378fd41417 Q4 2013 Surge in Tech IPO Deal Value and Volume; Stage Set for Strong 2014 4th Quarter 2013 Contributes Nearly Half of Total Year’s Proceeds New York, 19 Feb 2014‑‑Growing investor confidence and improving economic conditions, buoyed by strong capital markets, resulted... ]]> 2/20/2014 4:43:00 PM 0d87e074-9823-4f29-8ec5-8c57b68d1097/Leading TMT Innovators Cite Collaboration as Competitive Edge https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/leading-tmt-innovators-cite-collaboration-as-competitive-edge/s/0d87e074-9823-4f29-8ec5-8c57b68d1097 Leading TMT Innovators Cite Collaboration as Competitive Edge Distinct Differences at Top 20% Most Innovative TMT companies: Intelligent Risk Taking, Business Model Innovation, and Collaboration Translate into Significant Revenue and Market Share Gains New... ]]> 1/27/2014 1:57:00 PM c1c2640f-fa09-409e-9e00-ba4154751db1/Race to Connect Mobile Devices and Fixed Environments Drives Innovation for Contextually Aware Services https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/race-to-connect-mobile-devices-and-fixed-environments-drives-innovation-for-contextually-aware-servi/s/c1c2640f-fa09-409e-9e00-ba4154751db1 Race to Connect Mobile Devices and Fixed Environments Drives Innovation for Contextually Aware Services New York, 15 Jan 2014‑‑The race to connect mobile devices and fixed environments via sensors, beacons and other data gathering technologies is expected to continue to accelerate, according to the... ]]> 1/15/2014 2:19:00 PM 06d0b4b0-68ec-472a-b4dc-364d0479d1e1/Wholesale Approach to Cloud Services Affords Telcos New Opportunities https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/wholesale-approach-to-cloud-services-affords-telcos-new-opportunities/s/06d0b4b0-68ec-472a-b4dc-364d0479d1e1 Wholesale Approach to Cloud Services Affords Telcos New Opportunities New York, 16 Oct 2013 ‑‑ PwC’s latest report on cloud services in the telco industry’ finds that a new ‘wholesale’ method has emerged as a means for them to enter the cloud services business.... ]]> 10/16/2013 3:15:00 PM 4132d3fb-3594-48f1-9c71-e4f76a0fc6be/Cloud, Software-as-a-Service and Mobile Trends Redefine the Software Industry https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cloud-software-as-a-service-and-mobile-trends-redefine-the-software-industry/s/4132d3fb-3594-48f1-9c71-e4f76a0fc6be Cloud, Software-as-a-Service and Mobile Trends Redefine the Software Industry Evolutionary changes in cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT consumerisation and mobile are fundamentally reshaping how software companies do business, the PwC Global 100 Software Leaders market re ]]> 5/15/2013 11:07:00 PM 014ef291-a7a0-4a5d-8834-787e2bb37df9/Cloud Services Demand Grows for Telecommunications Sector, PwC Research Finds https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/cloud-services-demand-grows-for-telecommunications-sector-pwc-research-finds/s/014ef291-a7a0-4a5d-8834-787e2bb37df9 Cloud Services Demand Grows for Telecommunications Sector, PwC Research Finds Reduced spending on IT, increased competition and an overall struggle to find growth in traditional revenue lines are leading telecommunications operators to increase investment in the cloud services ]]> 4/24/2013 3:55:00 AM 12dcc0ac-9063-4354-9313-b951b2bd8dcf/China's Semiconductor Performance Far Exceeds Worldwide Market https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/chinas-semiconductor-performance-far-exceeds-worldwide-market/s/12dcc0ac-9063-4354-9313-b951b2bd8dcf China's Semiconductor Performance Far Exceeds Worldwide Market PwC Report Finds China Consumption Market Now Comprises 47 Percent of Global Market Mainland China's ("China") semiconductor consumption market and industry growth accounts for more than 10 ]]> 2/26/2013 2:00:00 PM 1d76ce0b-4776-4171-9835-c96c16e945ee/PwC's Digital IQ Survey Finds Companies with Strong Collaboration Between the C-suite and CIO are Four Times as likely to be Top Performers https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/pwcs-digital-iq-survey-finds-companies-with-strong-collaboration-between-the-c-suite-and-cio-/s/1d76ce0b-4776-4171-9835-c96c16e945ee PwC's Digital IQ Survey Finds Companies with Strong Collaboration Between the C-suite and CIO are Four Times as likely to be Top Performers NEW YORK, February 12, 2013 – The fifth annual Digital IQ survey released today by PwC US finds that companies with strong, collaborative relationships between the CIO and other C-suite executives are ]]> 2/12/2013 2:52:00 PM ad44e34b-ef1f-4e10-830c-008ce3ae6792/Shifts in Software Market Model Reveal Potential for Revenue Increase https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/Shifts-in-Software-Market-Model-Reveal-Potential-for-Revenue-Increase/s/ad44e34b-ef1f-4e10-830c-008ce3ae6792 Shifts in Software Market Model Reveal Potential for Revenue Increase SAN JOSE, CA 12 February, 2013 – PwC has released the second of a series of reports evaluating the impact on pricing of the shift in the enterprise software sales model from license to services. The r ]]> 2/12/2013 1:58:00 PM