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2013-01-30 12:23:17

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased certainty on U.S. taxation would have the most significant effect on the nation's economic recovery, according to many business executives polled by KPMG's Tax Governance Institute (TGI), and most said passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 isn't likely to pave the way to comprehensive business tax reform in 2013. Also, nearly half of survey respondents (44 percent) felt the upcoming showdown between President Obama and Congress...

2013-01-29 08:26:28

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Risk management and crisis readiness continue to demand attention in boardrooms of companies across the globe, according to a new survey from KPMG of 1,800 audit committee members in 21 countries. Globally, respondents expressed concern regarding their company's risk management programs, with nearly half (45%) reporting that their programs required "substantial work," and only one in four audit committee members saying they are satisfied that...

2013-01-28 08:35:58

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60 percent of U.S. consumers still prefer to watch their favorite shows and video programming on their TVs, but they also want their smart phones and tablets by their side so they can be online and multitask, according to the KPMG International 2013 Digital Debate survey, which polled more than 1,000 consumers in the U.S. and 9,000 globally. In the U.S., 42 percent of consumers polled say they watch TV and access the internet via a laptop or PC,...

2012-12-21 16:22:19

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As lawmakers continue to seek a plan to avert the year-end 'fiscal cliff,' KPMG LLP believes that companies should be monitoring the future of many business tax credits, including a decision on whether the currently expired Research and Experimentation (R&E) Tax Credit -- available to companies incurring research and development expenses in the United States -- will be extended, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. "Businesses need to be alert to potential...

2012-12-12 08:26:24

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A large number of companies have adopted a data analytics strategy to better leverage in-house information, but management teams don't seem to have the right access to marketplace data needed to make strategic decisions, says a new survey from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. More than 60 percent of respondents to a KPMG survey taken during Oracle OpenWorld, the flagship conference of Oracle Corporation, said their organization has a...

2012-12-11 08:33:49

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor industry executives are planning for an industry rebound in 2013, most likely weighted to the second half of the year. Looking beyond the recovery, the U.S. has moved ahead of China as the most important market for revenue, according to this year's global semiconductor industry survey from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. A year ago, semiconductor executives surveyed by KPMG anticipated lower growth and showed...

2012-12-06 08:29:49

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud-based services revenue in two years is expected to comprise nearly twice its current share of provider revenue, even as providers believe that showing evidence of cost savings is the biggest barrier to cloud adoption, according to the 2012 Cloud Providers Global Survey from KPMG International. Revenue from business users' migration to cloud in the coming two years will be increasingly for data-intensive applications, such as business...

2012-11-27 12:29:12

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the deadline next month for states to provide plans and declare whether they will run a state-based health insurance exchange or rely on one from the federal government, Paul Hencoski, KPMG Principal and National Lead Partner for Health and Human Services, is available to offer insight and analysis on what the decision by the states means, how the exchanges will work, and the outlook on how they will be managed and operated. Required by the...

2012-11-27 08:28:20

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Ashraf W. Shehata as the newest U.S. member of its Global Healthcare Center of Excellence (CoE). At KPMG, Shehata will provide executive leadership in healthcare IT, including meaningful use achievement, health information exchanges, longitudinal clinical records, cloud-based healthcare IT, and clinical and other healthcare business intelligence....

2012-11-08 08:35:09

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by the individual health insurance mandate and the prospect of adding thousands to their rolls, a majority of health insurance leaders say their organizations are already preparing or implementing plans to participate in health insurance exchanges, according to the results of a poll conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm. More than two thirds of health plan business leaders who participated in the KPMG webcast poll...