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2012-07-12 02:24:54

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, announced today the creation of the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, Sponsored by KPMG. The institute will focus on developing innovative, ground-breaking consumer research to illuminate the challenges and opportunities of understanding and marketing to technologically empowered consumers. The institute, established...

2012-07-09 06:25:17

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has ranked KPMG International number one in the IAOP's annual ranking of the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors. The list was published today in a special Fortune magazine advertising section featuring commentary on the current state of outsourcing. KPMG moved up from the number two slot in last year's IAOP ranking. "This recognition in the shared services and...

2012-07-02 02:27:18

NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolving regulatory complexity and efforts to mitigate risk strongly influence risk management programs across organizations, according to new research from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. But just 16 percent of over 100 executives polled at the 2012 RSA Archer GRC Summit described their risk management processes as automated, despite the availability of enabling technologies to help manage risk. "The number of respondents using the low-tech...

2012-06-28 02:26:03

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance executives expect to focus much of their time and energy during the next two years on improving their organization's operational processes, navigating through regulatory changes, and enhancing technological capabilities in response to continued slow growth in the insurance sector, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. When asked about the top initiatives, 22 percent of executives in...

2012-06-28 02:21:36

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with significant cash on their balance sheets, and faced with hundreds of billions of dollars in federal defense budgets, U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) executives cite strategic acquisitions as the highest-priority investment area to spur company growth, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. In the 2012 KPMG A&D Industry Outlook survey, nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of A&D executives...

2012-06-27 06:28:04

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, will host a timely webcast focused on state and local tax implications of doing business in the cloud, the second in its series of TaxWatch webcasts designed to help companies better understand the potential tax risks and opportunities of doing business in the cloud. The webcast, which is scheduled for June 28, 2012 from 1-2 p.m. ET, will highlight several key state tax considerations for companies...

2012-06-27 02:22:10

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The past two years have seen a dramatic change in the outlook for U.S. Chemical companies. In 2010, the industry seemed well rationalized, but with few opportunities for significant revenue growth and - outside of R&D - precious little expansionary investment. However, with the commercialization of shale gas in the U.S., the industry has seen a remarkable turn of fortune, according to a KPMG report, The Future of the U.S. Chemical Industry....

2012-06-26 18:20:51

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asked to predict future disruptive technologies and the next epicenter for innovation, technology executives worldwide believe that China and the United States will be at the forefront, with Cloud enabling both the next indispensable consumer technology and business transformation for enterprises. Mobile technologies will continue to build on Cloud, providing the tech breakthrough that will transform businesses, according to the Global...

2012-06-22 02:22:24

NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical executives say they will focus as much time and energy ahead in navigating the regulatory environment as they will on organic growth, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. In the 2012 KPMG Pharmaceutical Outlook Survey, conducted in May 2012, 60 percent of executives said regulatory and legislative pressures are the most significant barrier to their company's growth over the next year....

2012-06-21 06:23:59

NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Ambres as the newest U.S. member of its Global Healthcare Center of Excellence (CoE). At KPMG, Dr. Ambres will provide senior executive leadership in business model transformation, including payment reform and accountable care. "The global healthcare sector is seeking innovative ways to drive value and at the same time navigate the complexities...