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KPMG's Insurance Group – Recent Publications – October 2013 

At KPMG, we are dedicated to providing our clients with insights on today’s critical business issues. To help keep you up to date, we’re pleased to share with you recent studies, white papers, articles, and multimedia content published by KPMG.

How Insurance Companies Can Avoid IT Transformation Failure

How Insurance Companies Can Avoid IT Transformation Failure

 

IT transformation can greatly enhance the value and agility of an insurer’s business. Done correctly, insurers will benefit from the ability to better leverage IT to deliver business value. This paper identifies a number of recurring themes that drive IT transformation success and provides an overview of the do’s and don’ts associated with IT transformation.

Research Summary: Intelligent Finance Organizations

Research Summary: Intelligent Finance Organizations

 

This study was conducted by KPMG in the US and CFO Research Services to better understand issues faced by companies and the CFOs in particular, notably the investment in technology that often fails to deliver results for the finance organization. Our focus centered on ideas to leverage from other CFOs and our experience in helping clients develop and implement successful projects.

 

Boards Need to Defend Against a New Era of Cyber Warfare, says KPMG

 

Malcolm Marshall, head of cyber security at KPMG, comments on news that the UK is further developing its cyber capabilities. Cyber security is an increasing issue around the world, and one the Boards of Directors are taking seriously.

IT Transformation: Moving Beyond Service Management to a Strategic Business Role

IT Transformation: Moving Beyond Service Management to a Strategic Business Role

 

In industries from financial services to healthcare, and energy to retailing, the IT function can be used to deliver greater strategic value. This report provides insight on the following four emerging, critical capabilities: leveraging platform-as-a-service, software asset management, IT governance, risk and compliance and technology business enablement.

Top-performing Insurers Build Talent Plans that Mirror Business Strategy

Top-performing Insurers Build Talent Plans that Mirror Business Strategy

 

As insurers seek competitive advantage through customer-centricity, they may need to re-evaluate their HR strategies to ensure better integration into the business.

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