KPMG’s Top 10 in 2014: Internal Audit Considerations for Technology Companies 

We are pleased to present KPMG’s Top 10 in 2014: Internal Audit Considerations for Technology Companies. This publication focuses on the critical role internal audit can play in helping companies manage some of their leading risks more effectively in today’s dynamic environment.

 

Increased adoption of cloud and mobile technologies, the rise of new market entrants, global expansion, and growing concerns about economic pressures are creating challenges and opportunities for the tech sector. Our new publication will help guide technology companies as they evaluate their strategies and make investments in this environment.

 

Based on discussions with clients and research, in this year’s publication we have identified new focus areas that build upon some of the traditional areas of risk for technology companies:

 

  • New sources of revenue growth (mergers, acquisitions, and integration)
  • Managing costs (contingent workforce)
  • Information Technology management (IT asset management: hardware and software; cloud service management: public cloud, private cloud, and data privacy; system implementations and upgrades; and data analytics and continuous auditing/monitoring)
  • Risk management and regulatory compliance (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antibribery and corruption compliance; intellectual property protection; global mobility workforce; and alignment to COSO 2013 framework)