The Internet of Everything – Riding the New Wave of Business Opportunity

Justin Hoss, Principal, CIO Advisory We are now at the beginning of a new technology wave that will become a tsunami as wearable devices (fitness bands, watches, eyeglasses), automobiles, appliances, and sensors of all kinds connect to the Internet. It’s called the Internet of Everything (IoE). Whereas the Internet of Things (IoT) connects physical devices [...]

Digital “Haves” and “Have Nots”

By Lee Ann Moore, Director, Industries and Marketing In the video below, KPMG’s Dave Wolf and John McCarthy of Forrester Research discuss how organizations need to rethink their approach to technology to support a digital-enabled business model – one that is both customer- and employee-centric. It requires agility and an iterative process, often quite different [...]

Five Keys to Succeed in “Running IT Like a Business”

Steve Bates, Principal, CIO Advisory Mandates for enterprise IT departments have taken a 180° turn since the 2008 financial crisis began easing. While board of directors and business leadership had been calling for slashed costs, their new directives are for provision of IT transparency and proof of real, tangible business value delivered. Realizing the need [...]

Do You Have the Right KPIs to Run IT Like a Business?

Dave Conroy, Managing Director, CIO Advisory You might remember the old saying about the cobbler’s children—they have no shoes. In fact, the IT function has long been providing “shoes” for everyone in the company except itself as it helps the CEO, COO, and other business leaders exploit information and business intelligence for competitive advantage. But [...]

The New(ish) Role for IT and the IT Group

Matt Bishop, Global Managing Principal, CIO Advisory Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Technology change—and complexity—continues to increase. This is nothing new but in the context of cloud, “big data,” BYOD, and social media, the pace of change is accelerating. Expectations of what Information Technology (IT) can bring and what the IT group should [...]

Information Security and Outsourcing: In a constantly expanding enterprise, keeping up is hard to do

Greg Bell, Principal, CIO Advisory Today organizations struggle to really protect your information. That’s driven by a lot of different external trends. It could be increased regulation over certain types of data that you have to protect. It could be protecting some corporate secrets and intellectual property. Or it just could be making sure that [...]

Outsourcing Transitions that Work: Insights to the Most Critical Juncture in the Relationship

Charles Arnold, Principal, KPMG LLP The contract is signed, and the ink is almost dry. It’s taken a lot of time and effort to find the right supplier and negotiate the deal. But now, it’s finally done and the value can ensue. Not so fast. The most critical time in the lifecycle in any outsourcing [...]

The CEO of IT: Running it as a Business. For Real.

Mitch Kenfield, KPMG LLP Managing Director, CIO Advisory For years, those of us who are leaders in information technology have carried forth the mantra, “run IT as a business.” But, for most of us, that really meant run IT as a cost center—manage your P&L, respond to requests, and keep the engine running. In the [...]

Managing Cloud Taxation with Adequate (Skilled) Representation

Steve Fortier, Principal, KPMG LLP Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory Organizations have many issues to consider and address as they embrace and expand cloud efforts.  Saving money, accessing new software capabilities, and addressing security concerns are typically top on the list.  Understanding taxation ramifications are not always top of mind or at [...]

Taking a Sober Look at Cloud Security

Greg Bell, Principal, KPMG LLP Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP As we write this blog cybersecurity, “cyberterrorism,” and “cyberwar” are once again front page news. The US president has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America’s [...]