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The Crucial Questions Every Project Manager Needs To Ask – And The KPIs To Answer Them

by Vadim Katcherovski, CEO of Easy Projects Much like a GPS plans the best route to guide you to your destination, KPIs help project managers stay on track for successful completion. It’s no secret that projects are made up of many moving parts, and these parts need to be monitored in order to establish the health of the project at any stage. Successful, in-budget project completion is still a mammoth task for many organizations. In fact, according to a study by KPMG, 70 percent of organization...
Tags: Startups, Kpmg, Project Management, KPI, Professionalisms, Project Management Institute, Managing Projects, Vadim Katcherovski, EVA Earned Value Analysis, Logic Software

Huawei says it shipped 59M smartphones in Q1 as revenue jumped 39% to $27B

Fresh from an $8.8 billion profit last year, much-maligned Chinese tech giant Huawei is touting yet more growth. The firm said today that revenue in the first quarter of 2019 grew 39 percent year-on-year to reach $26.78 billion, or 179.7 billion CNY. The company claims it is owned by its employees — although a recent academic paper challenged that. While it isn’t listed publicly, it declares yearly business figures which are audited by KPMG and now, for the first time, it has given out quarterly...
Tags: Asia, China, Tech, Smartphones, Companies, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Deutsche Telekom, Kpmg, Huawei, Carrier, Carrier Business Group

Changes to State Bar Rules Could Mean Trouble For Big Law

Writing in Bloomberg Law, Sam Skolnik and Amanda Iacone report that recent initiatives to lower the costs of legal services in at least three western states may inadvertently make it easier for Big Four accounting firms to enter the U.S. legal marketplace. This could, in turn, present a major threat to Big Law. The proposed changes, which would affect state bar rules regarding law-firm ownership in California, Arizona and Utah, are intended to stimulate competition by allowing closer collaborati...
Tags: Utah, Kpmg, American Bar Association, Law Firm Economics, California Arizona, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Big Four Accounting, ABA Model Rule 4, Law-firm Ownership Rules, threats to Big Law, Bloomberg Law Sam Skolnik, Amanda Iacone

Malta: The KPMG Difference - Annual Review 2015 - KPMG Malta

If you had to ask me ‘what is the KPMG difference' I would have to say quality. Quality is at the top of the KPMG agenda.
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Leona Maguire accepts Special Exemption to KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Leona Maguire Leona Maguire of Ireland has accepted a special exemption to compete in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 18 – 23, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.Maguire turned professional in June of 2018 after playing collegiately at Duke University, where she was a four-time First-Team All-American and two-time ANNIKA National Player of the Year a...
Tags: Nbc, Sport, Ireland, Golf Channel, PGA of America, Golf, Kpmg, Hazeltine, Maguire, Duke University, LPGA, Stacy Lewis, Leona Maguire, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Great Britain Ireland, Symetra Tour

Malta: Momentum, Trust & Growth - Annual Review 2018 - KPMG Malta

At KPMG we build and sustain our reputation as the best firm to work with by ensuring that our people, our clients and our communities achieve their full potential.
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Gosk joins General Atlantic

Michael Gosk has joined General Atlantic as an operating partner. Gosk was previously vice president and chief tax officer at General Electric. PRESS RELEASE Michael Gosk Joins General Atlantic as Operating Partner New York – April 15, 2019 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Michael Gosk, former Vice President and Chief Tax Officer at General Electric (“GE”) has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in New York, Mr. Gosk will provide expertise ...
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TA Associates invests in Indira IVF

TA Associates said April 15 that it invested in Indira IVF. Financial terms weren’t announced. Indira IVF is network of in-vitro fertilization centers in India. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON & UDAIPUR, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a significant minority investment in Indira IVF, a leading India-based infertility treatment provider. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Ajay M...
Tags: Hong Kong, Boston, India, Trends, Kpmg, Ta, Indira, Ernst Young, TA Associates, TA Associates TA Associates, Boston Menlo Park London Mumbai, TA Associates Advisory Private Limited, Dhiraj Poddar, Indira IVF Financial, UDAIPUR India BUSINESS WIRE TA Associates, Indira IVF

Understanding Business Design-Part 1

Move over UI/UX Design and make way for the latest parallel in the design world, Business Design! Rothman University defines Business Design is a human-centered approach to innovation. It applies the principles and practices of design to help organizations create new value and new forms of competitive advantage. At its core, Business Design is the integration of customer empathy, experience design, and business strategy. With industry-leaders like IDEO, Designit, and more including Business Desi...
Tags: Japan, Design, Dmi, Ibm, Deloitte, Kpmg, Accenture, Ideo, Mckinsey, LiveWork, Wipro, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Maeda, Yanko Design, David Gianatasio

Malta: KPMG AEOI Reporting - KPMG Malta

KPMG AEOI Reporting provides a technology solution for reporting under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the OECD Common Reporting Standard and is a global solution for Financial Institutions.
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KPMG survey: 67% of corporates are not using blockchain technology

If a recent poll conducted by KPMG is anything to go by, blockchain technology still has a way to go in terms of corporate adoption in the tax and finance world. According to the survey, which asked the opinion of 450 respondents, some 60 percent of participants said they would be willing to adopt the technology within the organizations in a bid to automate tasks. However, 67 percent of respondents reported they were not currently using the technology. Some 27 percent said they were unsure wheth...
Tags: Startups, Kpmg, Blockchain, Hard Fork

Big data is a big deal: KPMG will use an entire floor of Aon Center to help clients with emerging technologies

KPMG is opening a space on the 68th floor of the Aon Center to advise its clients on data science, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, a sign of the business world’s increasing dependence on big data. Companies in nearly every industry have treasure troves of data that could...
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KPMG plans 400 jobs at new hub in Glasgow

The professional services firm says the posts will be created in Glasgow over the next three years.
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Apposite Capital invests in Mirada Medical

Apposite Capital said April 8 that it invested 6 million pounds ($7.8 million) of preferred equity in Mirada Medical, a medical imaging software company. PRESS RELEASE Apposite Capital Makes £6m Investment in Mirada Medical London, UK – 8th April 2019. Apposite Capital, the private equity firm with an exclusive focus on healthcare, today announces that it has invested £6m in preferred equity in Mirada Medical, a world leading medical imaging software company. The investment will support Mirada’s...
Tags: Europe, Usa, London, Trends, Fda, Kpmg, Mirada, Sam Gray, Apposite Capital, Valerie Auffray Tel, Charles Russell Speechlys, Mirada Medical, Mirada Medical London UK, Hugh Bettesworth Mirada, AI Mirada, Lauren Edison

Futurist Predicts AI Will Take Jobs, Benefiting the Rich But Not Workers

Citing "significant" new corporate investments in AI technology, futurist Gary Grossman argues that AI "may be the fastest paradigm shift in the history of technology -- and warns there's a counter-argument to the theory that AI will create as many jobs as its displaces. "The other view is that this time is different, that we are not just automating labor but also cognition and many fewer people will be needed by industry." KPMG claims more than half of business executives plan to implement some...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, New York Times, Gartner, Citigroup, Silicon Valley, Deloitte, Kpmg, Yuval Noah Harari, Gary Grossman

KPMG plans overhaul of British business - The Times

KPMG is planning an overhaul of its British business to create an independent audit firm, regardless of any decision by the competition regulator to force a break-up of the Big Four accounting firms, The Times reported on Monday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, The Times, Kpmg

Clayton, Allan join Astarte Capital Partners

Astarte Capital Partners said April 4 that Nick Clayton has joined as an investment director, while Shaun Allan joined as an investment associate. Clayton most recently worked for BlackRock while Allan was with RBC. PRESS RELEASE ASTARTE STRENGTHENS ITS INVESTMENT TEAM Astarte Capital Partners announces the appointments of Nick Clayton as Investment Director and Shaun Allan as Investment Associate in the investment team in London. London, 4th April 2019 – Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist a...
Tags: London, Australia, Trends, People, United Kingdom, University of Oxford, Kpmg, NICK, Blackrock, Allan, Rbc, Royal Bank Of Canada, Clayton, LONDON London, Europe North America, Shaun

Finding Product Market Fit in a brand new category: Introducing Unpluggd Speaker Vivek, Bounce Cofounder

Finding product market fit is tough. Very tough – especially in brand new categories which are very operational in nature and there is nobody to look up to. Meet Bounce, the bike rental startup which has been through many iterations before finding the product-market fit. Bike rental is an extremely difficult business – apart from the fact that there is an entire layer of distrust, there are way too many operational challenges (pickup/drop/location/where are the keys).   At the upcoming UnPluggd...
Tags: Business, India, Kpmg, Bangalore, Vivek, Vivekananda, JP Nagar BangaloreAgenda, UnPluggd Conf: April 12 and 13th (BLR, Vivek Bounce Cofounder

Oswald joins Crossplane Capital

Crossplane Capital said April 3 that Katie Oswald joined the firm as director of business development. Oswald was previously a member of the business development team for Gauge Capital. PRESS RELEASE Katie Oswald Joins Crossplane Capital as Director of Business Development DALLAS, April 3, 2019 – Crossplane Capital announced the expansion of its team today with the arrival of Katie Oswald as director of business development. Katie will be responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, develo...
Tags: Trends, People, Dallas, Kpmg, Katie, Oswald, Ben Eakes, Crossplane Capital, Crossplane, Brian Hegi, Katie Oswald, Gauge Capital Prior

Autonomy's financial reports? I didn't even read KPMG's due-diligence, says ex-HP CEO Léo Apotheker

What do you think I am? A chartered accountant? Autonomy Trial Ex-HP CEO Léo Apotheker had not read any of KPMG's due-diligence reports on Autonomy ahead of his company's $11bn acquisition of the British software maker, he told London’s High Court on Tuesday.…
Tags: Software, Kpmg, Léo Apotheker, London 's High Court

From Competitors to Customers: A Look at Why Large Corporations are Becoming Better Clientele for Small Businesses

By Andrew Thomson Large corporations and small businesses have not always had the most friendly relationship. The corporate giants are often seen looming over the “little” businesses and startups, taking away market share and raising prices so they can’t compete. Meanwhile, many disruptive startups have faced a backlash from larger corporations claiming they aren’t playing fair – just think of Uber. However, this frosty friendship is warming up. Corporations have awoken to the fact that these sm...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Corporations, Kpmg, Right Now, Andrew Thomson, Andrew Thomson Large, Gutesa Shutterstock

If you bought anything from these 13 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since January 2018, at least 13 retailers and consumer companies were hacked and likely had information stolen from them. Many of these breaches were caused by flaws in payment systems that were taken advantage of by hackers. Retailers who suffer data breaches risk losing their customers' trust.  Data breaches are on the rise for all kinds of businesses, including retailers.  At least 13 consumer companies re...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Kpmg, Shape Security, Earl Enterprises, Tequila Taqueria, Scout Buca di Beppo Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood Some Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy Mixology

If you bought anything from these 11 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since January 2018, at least 11 retailers and consumer companies were hacked and likely had information stolen from them. Many of these breaches were caused by flaws in payment systems that were taken advantage of by hackers. Retailers who suffer data breaches risk losing their customers' trust.  Data breaches are on the rise for all kinds of businesses, including retailers.  At least 11 consumer companies re...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Kpmg, Shape Security, Earl Enterprises, Scout Buca di Beppo Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood Some Planet Hollywood

Huawei books $8.8B profit for 2018 as consumer devices become top moneymaker

Despite an ongoing tussle with the U.S. government, signs look positive for Huawei. The Chinese firm just released its end of year report for 2018 and profit is up 25 percent to 59.3 billion CNY, or $8.84 billion, thanks to its fast-growing smartphone and devices business. Huawei isn’t a public company but it does release financial reports that are audited by KPMG. The big takeaway from its latest financials is that it has become a hardware company — that’s to say that revenue from consumer devi...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, Americas, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Chinese, United States, Telecommunications, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, Middle East, Kpmg, Huawei

HP crashed Autonomy because US tech titan's top brass 'lost their nerve', says lawyer for ex-CEO Mike Lynch

Dodgy accounting? Not according to KPMG due dil – barrister Autonomy Trial Hewlett Packard crashed Mike Lynch’s thriving Brit software biz Autonomy into the ground after buying it, the former Autonomy CEO’s barrister told the High Court today.…
Tags: US, Software, Kpmg, Mike Lynch, Autonomy Trial Hewlett Packard

Ardian in talks to sell stake in Indigo to Mirova and MEAG

Ardian has entered exclusive talks to sell its 50 percent stake in Indigo Group to Mirova and MEAG. No financial terms were disclosed. Crédit Agricole Assurances will retain its stake. Indigo is a car parking and individual mobility services company. PRESS RELEASE Paris, March 27, 2019 –  Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces it has entered into exclusive negotiation with a view to sell its c.50% stake in Indigo Group, the world-leading car parking & individual mobili...
Tags: Asia, Europe, France, China, New York City, Americas, US, Trends, Tech, Munich, Santiago, Paris, Kpmg, Group, Seoul, Zurich

Average first-home buyer signs on for $400k mortgage

First home buyers are borrowing an average of around $400k to get on the property ladder and there are concerns about how much is being taken out of KiwiSaver to bulk up deposits.KPMG's quarterly Financial Institutions Performance... [Author: [email protected]]
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Questions: the new superpower

Alexa, Siri, Google, and all programs that answer questions, have mechanisms that determine the answers. If you’re like me, you largely assume they are accurate, without us knowing the reference material or checking further. We actually do this in our daily lives – pose questions to friends, colleagues, and clients, about stuff we’re curious about, and receive responses we don’t check for accuracy or congruence. Have you ever wondered what a question actually is? Conventionally, questions are po...
Tags: Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, Sales, Communication, Porsche, DuPont, Kpmg, Machu Picchu, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, Alexa Siri Google, Asker, Facilitative Questions Sharon Drew

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out , which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to Waymo’s laser bears and cybersecurity. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, E-commerce, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Automotive

Humanizing Retail Technology: Always Start with the Shopper

Technology has become an indispensable part of today’s modern retail environment and if used right, allows brands and retailers to ease or augment a shopper’s path to purchase. But to stay competitive, it seems that many stores are introducing tech with the objective of staying up to date, rather than for the benefits of their shoppers. KPMG summarizes the allure of new retail opportunities: “The new retail world that we have been promised is here. The tools, strategies and technologies require...
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