I am applying to PWC for an internship in Management consultancy. CAn anyone tell me if this a good answer to the question below.
“Imagine you are working at PwC. If you could choose an ideal client to advise, who would it be? Your ideal client does not have to be a current client of PwC. 500 words”
My ideal client would be Microsoft due to my particular interest in technology. Microsoft is a multinational computer technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software packages and gaming consoles to its customers. It also provides consulting services to its customers by working with them to help their business move forward with IT initiatives that deliver the most business value by deploying and optimising IT services. Its most profitable products are Microsoft Windows operating system with the latest Windows 7 being the fastest selling software product for 2009 and Microsoft Office suite with the latest version Microsoft Office due for release mid next year. Among its other successful products are Visual Studio targeted at Software developers which provides the platform to create applications and Xbox 360, an interactive gaming console, which is rivalled by the Nintendo Wii and was a great success. PricewaterhouseCoopers can provide a wide range of services to Microsoft helping them to reduce taxes, business planning, for example, how to increase software sales and adjust existing functionalities offered by the packages to better meet the increasing demands of its customers and devise a strategy to combat illegal downloads of the software over the internet. PricewaterhouseCoopers can advise Microsoft on mergers and acquisition opportunities they are considering. PricewaterhouseCoopers can also assist Microsoft find ways to maximise their profit in the current economic climate by using means such as changing the price of the products and offering promotions to make the products more attractive as more people are cutting back on their spending. Although the technology industry is affects other industries as it provides products that automate process, improve efficiency and minimise human error, it faces various issues such as software copyright infringement, security breach due to hacking, malfunction of software due to viruses released on the internet. While PricewaterhouseCoopers is providing these services, the above mentioned issues that are affecting the industry should be taken into consideration and relevant steps should be taken to ensure that they are tackled.