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Wearable technology future is ripe for growth: Most notably among millennials, says PwC U.S.
New York, October 21, 2014 – Twenty percent of American adults already own a wearable device and the adoption rate – on par with tablets in 2012 – is quickly expected to rise, according to PwC’s Consumer Intelligence Series – The Wearable Future report – an extensive U.S. research project that surveyed 1,000 consumers, wearable technology influencers and business executives, as well as monitored social media chatter, to explore the technology’s impact on society and business. read more >

When it comes to Big Data stop admiring the problem and start harnessing the opportunities
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. read more >

New research from Strategy& highlights splintering priorities and growing expectations among U.S. healthcare consumers
New York, October 14, 2014 – Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms, announced today the results of a survey polling more than 2,000 U.S. residents about their preferences for managing their health, purchasing healthcare coverage, and accessing care. This new research paints a clear picture of a population displeased with its overall healthcare experience, with growing expectations for transparency, value, and customer service from the organizations that finance and deliver care. read more >

Holiday shopping spend forecasted to be down in 2014 as shoppers remain cautious, according to PwC U.S. and Strategy&
New York, October 7, 2014 – The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities bifurcate the American holiday shopper. These are two of the 10 big trends that are expected to drive the 2014 holiday shopping season, according to a new report from PwC US and Strategy&, titled 2014 Holiday Outlook: Top trends, consumer behaviors and implications for retailers, based on a survey of more than 2,200 shoppers nationwide. read more >

As conventional health plan business model becomes unsustainable, insurance companies face life or death
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. read more >

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