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TMT Predictions 2015: The future in Technology, Media & Telecommunications

January 28, 2015 Comments off

TMT Predictions 2015: The future in Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Source: Deloitte

Technology – TMT Predictions 2015

  • The Internet of Things really is things, not people
  • Drones: high-profile and niche
  • 3D printing is a revolution: just not the revolution you think
  • Click and collect booms in Europe
  • Smartphone batteries: better but no breakthrough
  • Nanosats take off, but they don’t take over
  • The re-enterprization of IT

Media – TMT Predictions 2015

  • Short form video: a future, but not the future, of television
  • The ‘generation that won’t spend’ is spending a lot on media content
  • Print is alive and well–at least for books

Telecommunications – TMT Predictions 2015

  • One billion smartphone upgrades
  • The connectivity chasms deepen: the growing gap in broadband speeds
  • Contactless mobile payments (finally) gain momentum

The global economic impact of Facebook: Helping to unlock new opportunities

January 27, 2015 Comments off

The global economic impact of Facebook: Helping to unlock new opportunities
Source: Deloitte

Key findings in the report include:

  • The United States is estimated to capture the largest share of economic impact enabled, $100bn;
  • High rates of engagement enabled $21bn of economic impact in Central and South America;
  • The thriving app economy in EMEA has helped to generate $13bn of economic impact for the region through the platform effects; and
  • In APAC internet uptake and purchases of devices motivated by Facebook have contributed to $13bn of economic impact.

Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation 2014; Turning a corner?

January 26, 2015 Comments off

Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation 2014; Turning a corner?
Source: Deloitte

Key findings

  • 143 products launched globally since 2010 for the benefit of patients, with projected lifetime revenues of $995 billion.
  • 236 assets with forecast lifetime revenues of $1,171 billion progressed to late stage development, since 2010.
  • Rate of return has increased for the first time since 2010, to 5.5%.
  • Cost of bringing an asset to market rises for the fifth year, to $1,401 million.

Strategic factors impacting R&D returns

  • Company size – the larger the company, by revenue or R&D spend, the greater the cost to develop each asset and the lower the returns.
  • External innovation – for 75% of the companies, less than half of the projected revenue is from compounds discovered in their own laboratories.
  • Across all 12 companies, 58% of forecast revenues from innovation at the latest stage of development is sourced externally.
  • Portfolio focus – an emphasis on fewer therapy areas appears to deliver better returns.

Corporate culture: The second ingredient in a world-class ethics and compliance program

January 12, 2015 Comments off

Corporate culture: The second ingredient in a world-class ethics and compliance program (PDF)
Source: Deloitte

In a business environment where reputational threats lurk around every corner, a strong culture of ethics and compliance is the foundation of a robust risk management program. This publication explores how a positive culture of integrity is the foundation for an effective ethics and compliance program, and when properly embedded into an organization, can create a competitive advantage and serve as a valuable organizational asset.

2014 Board Practices Report; Perspectives from the boardroom

January 8, 2015 Comments off

2014 Board Practices Report; Perspectives from the boardroom
Source: Deloitte

This report, published by the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and in collaboration with Deloitte LLP’s Center for Corporate Governance, presents results from a survey of the Society’s membership. A number of board governance areas were covered, including activism, risk, and board refreshment. Findings show that strategy tops the list of 2015 board priorities, that there is a slight decline in companies approached by a shareholder activist, and that women on boards is increasing, among others.

Deloitte Survey: Shoppers Will Spend More of Their Holiday Budget In-Store than Online

December 23, 2014 Comments off

Deloitte Survey: Shoppers Will Spend More of Their Holiday Budget In-Store than Online
Source: Deloitte

Despite potential seasonal barriers to store trips such as long lines, heavy traffic and limited merchandise selection, surveyed consumers anticipate spending the majority of their holiday budget in the “brick-and-mortar” store this year, according to Deloitte’s 29th annual holiday survey. Furthermore, a strong digital presence may lead shoppers from the virtual storefront to the physical storefront and convert browsers into buyers. Among the findings:

Value of connectivity: Facebook and Deloitte look at the economic and social benefits of expanding internet access

December 19, 2014 Comments off

Value of connectivity: Facebook and Deloitte look at the economic and social benefits of expanding internet access
Source: Deloitte and Facebook

Extending the opportunities that the internet can bring is critical to accelerating economic and social growth in developing economies, while enabling the transition from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy.

Facebook has launched a global partnership, Internet.org, with the goal of making internet access available and affordable to all. They have commissioned Deloitte to examine the ways in which extending access can change economies and societies in developing countries and what benefits this would generate on a number of economic and social dimensions.

The findings suggest that if developing countries could bridge the gap in internet penetration to reach levels developed economies enjoy today, they would experience large increases in GDP growth and productivity and improvements in health conditions and education opportunities. This provides a clear potential to reduce poverty and promote long run economic and social development. The study finds that extending internet access in Africa, Latin America, India and South and East Asia to levels seen in developed countries today would deliver numerous benefits:

  • Long run productivity could be enhanced by as much as 25% in these developing economies.
  • The resulting economic activity could generate $2.2 trillion in additional GDP, a 72% increase in the GDP growth rate, and more than 140 million new jobs.
  • Personal incomes would increase by up to $600 per person a year, thus lifting 160 million people out of extreme poverty.
  • Evidence on the link between health literacy and mortality rates suggests that internet access could save 2.5 million people and 250,000 children.
  • 2.5 million HIV/AIDS patients could increase their life expectancy thanks to better monitoring and adherence to treatment.
    Another 640 million children may be able to access the internet and the wealth of information it makes available while they study.
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