Information technology

The IT organization increasingly finds itself caught between opposing imperatives—being encouraged to provide greater support to the business and trying to control costs. This is particularly true in the A&D industry, where companies turn to cost restructuring in the face of expected budget downturns, while maintaining or increasing the demands on IT. An IT organization that can transform its operating model to act as both a cost center and a strategic enabler will be poised to manage the cyclical business demands.

Between 2000 and 2008, A&D companies experienced unprecedented growth; market values of many integrators and Tier One suppliers outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 100 percent in that period. However, this growth has meant that many companies have sacrificed internal efficiencies; operating margins of these companies lagged the S&P by as much as 10 percent over the same time. Our services help such firms address these shortcomings.

PwC's Strategy&'s IT service offerings include:

Lean IT

We help clients looking for internal efficiencies in order to maintain margins. Our lean IT strategies provide the means for leadership to reduce IT costs to a fraction of total spending while improving IT processes and performance.

IT strategy

We work with A&D industry clients to make IT not simply a cost, but a source of business advantage. By collaborating with clients, we are able to drive strategy through reallocation of resources, standardization, and horizontal integration across programs, increasing transparency with suppliers and customers alike. We help the IT organization become a tool to enable business growth.

Next-generation technology

We assess existing technology and investments against potential opportunities.