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KPMG Report: Global Business Executives See Cloud Driving Business Transformation And Improving Customer Alignment

December 30, 2014 Comments off

KPMG Report: Global Business Executives See Cloud Driving Business Transformation And Improving Customer Alignment
Source: KPMG

New data from the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, show the increased use of cloud technology by global business to better connect with their employees and customers. In a new report, titled “Elevating Business in the Cloud,” the firm outlines the results of its 2014 Cloud Survey and interviews with more than 500 global executives from the financial services, retail, health care, media, and pharmaceutical industries. The report contrasts select aspects of the 2014 survey results with data collected in the 2012 edition of the survey, and outlines important shifts in the usage of and attitudes toward the cloud.

According to the executives in the 2014 survey, the top use of cloud remains driving cost efficiencies (49 percent), as was evident in the 2012 version (48 percent). However, the 2014 survey results reveal that in increasing numbers, organizations are using cloud technology to enact large-scale change, whether within individual business units or across the enterprise. These transformative uses of cloud include: better enabling a flexible and mobile workforce (42 percent) and improving alignment and interaction with customers, suppliers and business partners (37 percent).

KPMG: Convergence Of Consumer & Auto Technologies, Rise Of Mobility Services, Transforming The Auto Industry And Way We Live Our Lives

December 1, 2014 Comments off

KPMG: Convergence Of Consumer & Auto Technologies, Rise Of Mobility Services, Transforming The Auto Industry And Way We Live Our Lives
Source: KPMG

How disruptive will the convergence of consumer and automotive technologies, and mobility-on-demand services be to the automotive landscape and consumers? According to new research published by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, the automotive ecosystem and the way we interact with our vehicles is on the verge of a complete transformation.

In its latest whitepaper, “Me, My Car, My Life,” KPMG’s automotive practice suggests that the era of ubiquitous connectivity – the moment when you, your car and your life are one – has arrived. It will change the basic notions about mobility and revolutionize the way we think about and use our cars. That car is no longer just a way to get from point A to point B. In fact, it’s not just a car: It’s the control center for our mobile lives. As a result, the automotive industry is in the midst of a massive evolution.

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location Costs

April 9, 2014 Comments off

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location Costs
Source: KPMG

Competitive Alternatives is a biennial KPMG study that focuses on business locations in the NAFTA marketplace, as well as leading mature market countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. This study contains valuable information for any company considering international business location options.

Competitive Alternatives 2014 compares business costs and other competitiveness factors in more than 100 cities, in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For 2014, Competitive Alternatives further expands its coverage in the US, and for the first time includes every US metro area with a population of two million or more.

Infrastructure 100

July 16, 2012 Comments off

Infrastructure 100

Source: KPMG

Presenting the Infrastructure 100 – report on the most exciting infrastructure projects from around the world, as selected by independent judging panels due to their scale, complexity, innovation and impact on society.

KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice, in conjunction with Infrastructure Journal, is pleased to present the Infrastructure 100 – a showcase of the most interesting infrastructure projects from around the world.

Of those 100 projects – all shortlisted for their scale, complexity, innovation and impact on society – 10 have been highlighted by the independent judging panels as notable projects in different infrastructure sectors.

They are:

  • Water – The Venice MOSE Flood Barrier, Italy;
  • Power – Green Power Express, USA;
  • Oil & Gas – Project Mthombo oil refinery, South Africa;
  • Renewable energy – Incheon Tidal Power Project, South Korea;
  • Rail – TAV high speed rail link, Brazil;
  • Roads – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge;
  • Other transport – Panama Canal extension, Panama;
  • Healthcare – CRCHUM P3 research centre, Canada;
  • Education – King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia;
  • Other Social Infrastructure – Greater Manchester Waste, UK.

The projects considered are at different stages of development. However, the judges were consistently impressed by the ambition which these projects demonstrate. They address major social concerns in a bold manner, despite huge engineering challenges.

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2011

September 23, 2011 Comments off

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2011
Source: KPMG

Our latest Anti-Money Laundering (AML) survey explores where AML fits into the changing risk and regulatory landscape facing the financial sector. It reports the views of the survey participants on their areas of focus and challenge, and also contains commentary from KPMG on what our client work in this space tells us.

The highlights of the survey include the following:

  • AML is still on the radar of many banks’ leadership, but is being squeezed by other priorities.
  • AML continues to be a significant and rising expense for banks, but many under-estimate how much it costs.
  • PEPs and sanctions are a major focus for banks and governments alike, however both are far from straightforward to get to grips with.
  • Transaction monitoring policies and systems are generally seen as satisfactory, but with plenty of room for improvement.
  • KYC data is generally collected and updated both robustly and regularly, but there is great variation in the approach used.

+ Full Report (PDF)

Hat tip: Mary Matuszak, New York County District Attorney’s Office


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