According to statistics, only one in ten startups survive. But for InsurTech startups, if you combine their passion and absolute determination to succeed with support from industry players, the reality could be very different.Read on
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< The beta blog | 01 Feb 2016
Trends in Technology - Impact on Treasury
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and it’s important that Treasury teams keep on top of the trends to ensure they continue to add value to the business. Along with the leading software provider SAP, the PwC Treasury and Commodity team recently hosted an event where the topic of conversation was Trends in Technology.Read on
< The beta blog | 30 Jan 2016
Connected home: The implications for energy retailers and changing customer relationships
The connected home is a great opportunity for energy retailers – but it’s also a big threat. Experience across many different markets shows how far and fast digital disruption can drive changes to a market. A cursory look at the changes taking place, for example, disruptive FinTech applications disaggregating the financial services market, BT entering the entertainment and media markets and the impact of omni-channel retailing, shows how rapidly relatively stable markets can transform. New players can arise quickly, and unbounded by physical limitations, can rapidly gain a sizeable market share.Read on
< The beta blog | 29 Jan 2016
The connected home - who will be the winners?
The proliferation in the number of connected devices, the spread of almost infinite cloud computing and the plunging costs of data storage at huge scale are all key factors behind the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). Few areas of life will be unaffected by its reach. And for most, it’s in our homes where we’ll first start to see its transformational impacts.Read on
< The beta blog | 28 Jan 2016
Smart Meters – are they part of the connected home?
Much has changed since the UK’s smart meter programme was originally envisaged. Broadband penetration has increased, as has smart phone adoption, and the phrases ‘smart home’ and ‘connected home’ are now seeing more common prominence with big players like Google (with their acquisition of Nest), Samsung, Apple and Microsoft looking to make their mark in what is expected to be a huge global market.Read on
< The beta blog | 18 Jan 2016
Towards digital government
Faster, smoother, more transparent. These are words that could be used to describe the objectives of many businesses operating in today’s volatile and rapidly digitising world. But they are also increasingly words governments should be applying to the services they ofRead on
< The beta blog | 05 Jan 2016
What role does data play in your decision making?
Since the beginning of time, mankind has captured and analysed data. And as processes have become more automated, devices more connected and increased technological capacity enables greater processing ability at ever lower costs, data and the associated analytics is now available to us in unprecedented volumes.Read on
< The beta blog | 16 Dec 2015
Energy 2020 - Becoming digital normal
The message in our recent publication Energy 2020: Who will be the Winners? is simple: energy suppliers can no longer rely on their heritage and traditional expertise to compete in the market of the future. More recently, we published the latest instalment in this campaign looking at how utilities can improve their digital capabilities: Energy 2020: Becoming digital normal.Read on