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Media releases 2014

New York, November 13, 2014 – Large multi-national companies report that they expect the focus of their innovation efforts and investments to change significantly over the next decade – moving toward a far greater emphasis on riskier initiatives and breakthrough innovations, according to the newly released, tenth annual 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&, part of the PwC network. The study includes a survey of over 500 innovation leaders at nearly 500 companies.
New York, November 11, 2014 – Competition is intensifying among the world’s top technology companies as the move to cloud computing transforms the way businesses think about their IT needs. Global management consulting firm Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms, today released its third annual ranking of the world’s top 50 information and communications technology (ICT) companies—a study of the 50 largest publicly held companies that supply digitization-related products, services, and infrastructure to enterprises, governments, and other organizations around the world. IBM took the top spot in the rankings, as it did last year, followed by Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and Cisco Systems.
New York, October 28, 2014 – While total R&D spending at large companies rose to its highest level ever in 2014, the rate of growth was the second lowest in a decade, according to a new study from Strategy&, part of the PwC network.
London, October 14, 2014 – A global study conducted by management consultancy Strategy&, part of the PwC network of firms, in collaboration with INSEAD eLab, supports that companies with leading *Demand Analytics (DA) capabilities are demonstrating higher commercial performance levels than competitors.
New York, September 8, 2014 – The mandates of reform, increased consumerism in healthcare, slowed inflation of medical costs, growing self-insurance and reduced coverage approaches have converged to constrain insurance plans’ top line growth.
New York, September 3, 2014 – Big banks and securities firms are cutting costs in response to current market pressures — including globalization, technological change, depressed interest rates and an evolving regulatory landscape — but the typical cuts are only short-term fixes that do not address underlying fundamental weaknesses, according to research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms.
New York, September 2, 2014 – Almost all retailers would be affected by a minimum wage increase, but it would hurt some more than others. While a higher minimum wage could raise some retailers’ total costs by 20-30%, others – mainly those with distinct business and labor models, such as Costco, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods – would be less affected, according to Fit for Growth* retail industry research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms.
New York, August 12, 2014 – PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, “clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client’s.”
New York, July 8, 2014 – There’s no question that executives and leaders are busier than ever. But are they spending their valuable time on what matters most, the things that advance their companies’ performance and competitive standing?
New York, June 17, 2014 – Executives worldwide say low-priority initiatives get too much funding, cost-cutting isn’t strategic and budgeting isn’t tightly aligned with strategic planning at their companies.
New York, June 3, 2014 – Record-setting stock market performance could be masking a significant problem: Companies are actually strategically and financially out of shape, rendering many unfit for steeper competition and leaner market conditions.
New York, 29th April 2014 – The numbers are moving in the right direction: In eight out of the last 10 years, the share of women becoming CEOs of the world’s biggest public companies has been higher than the share of women leaving that office. And, over the past five years, the total share of women becoming CEOs was considerably higher than in the prior five-year period (3.6% versus 2.1%).
New York, 23rd April 2014 – Little progress is being made in bridging the digital divide between technology savvy nations and others, according to the 13th edition of the Global Information Technology Report 2014. The stalling of progress is worrisome for emerging and developing nations, which are at risk of missing out on many positive impacts information and communications technologies (ICT) bring, including increased innovation, economic competitiveness and greater social inclusion.
New York, 23rd April 2014 – Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company, now part of the PwC network) survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion. Indeed, a majority of executives – 55% – said they are concerned that their companies “are not focused on executing our strategy.”
New York, 3rd April 2014 – PwC is pleased to announce today the successful completion of its combination with Booz & Company. With the granting of all regulatory approvals for Booz & Company to join PwC, it is now officially part of the PwC Network. All closing conditions for the deal have been met.
New York/Shanghai, February 4, 2014 — The cool-down and expected uneven growth in emerging markets, particularly China and India, beg a question: Which emerging market “giants” that soared during high-growth periods will continue to do so as these markets slow down?
London, UK, January 15, 2014—Assets under management have seen a significant upswing around the world but these gains have not translated into the top-and-bottom-line growth that wealth managers would expect based on past recoveries. Booz & Company is today releasing the results of an extensive global survey – conducted from interviews with over 150 wealth management executives, senior financial advisors, and regulators from more than 15 international markets – the results of which reveal that a number of issues are affecting the speed of recovery.
Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY, January 6, 2014—After one year in business, Booz & Company’s high-impact Booz Digital unit has achieved such significant results that it is now becoming the firm’s global hub for all digital services. The firm announced today it will migrate all of its digital leadership, offerings, and talent to Booz Digital, forming a single brand for all things digital it does for clients and takes to market.