Deal value rises sequentially in divestiture, outsourcing and cross-border activity.
February 2017 M&A at a glance
Technology M&A — 4Q16 and year in review
Technology M&A: July–September 2016 first look
November 2016 M&A at a glance
November 2016 M&A at a glance
Global technology M&A report: 3Q16 final look
July – September 2016
How to perform in a low-growth world
August 2016 M&A at a glance
Operating in a new era
Technology is a multifaceted, influential and fluid industry whose executives must manage the art of being agile while focusing on operational excellence and meeting greater consumer demand. Our worldwide team of industry-focused assurance, tax, transaction and advisory professionals has the deep sector knowledge and technical experience to interpret the market and help you compete powerfully.
Key issues in today's technology environment include:
- Cloud computing
Is cloud computing transforming the industry?
The IT services now known as cloud computing have been around for decades, but they never grew beyond a small fraction of total industry revenue. Now, however, their time has come: over the past few years, a dizzying array of hardware and software available as services over the internet has emerged.
Consumers and businesses have embraced a multitude of cloud services, from mature sales force management services to email and photo editing to the latest smartphone applications and the entire social networking phenomenon. Further, researchers project an imminent inflection point in the adoption of cloud services by organizations both large and small.
As cloud adoption becomes widespread, its characteristic of enhancing business agility is likely to lead to an increasing pace of change for all industries worldwide. Adding fuel to the interest in cloud computing is that cloud services advance “green” agendas: they allow fuller utilization of shared infrastructure capacity, thus consuming less power and lowering the carbon footprints of their users versus alternative IT approaches.
- Information security in a virtual world
Business is moving into the virtual world as more and more data is transmitted over the internet, and cloud computing, social networking and mobile devices become more prevalent.
Our 14th annual Global Information Security Survey confirms that information security is one of the most important issues facing organizations today.
Overall, we have identified three trends with a significant impact on the role and importance of information security:
- Physical boundaries are disappearing as more business data is transmitted over the internet
- The pace of change continues to accelerate
- Companies are moving from the more traditional outsourcing contracts to cloud service providers
Are you prepared for the risks?
+47 917 86 568
Connect with us
Hold deg oppdatert med oss via sosiale medier og nyhetsbrev. Eller last ned vår EY Insights app for mobil og nettbrett.