In order to understand what prospects and clients are facing in 2012, KPMG surveyed its Audit, Tax and Advisory global lead partners and Management Consulting professionals on the year’s top business and IT trends, predictions and issues. This brief is a concise executive-level summary of the findings.
Cost control remains a primary theme, but importantly firms are evaluating investments to help them outperform their peers. Organizations are placing great emphasis on investing in technology-enablement initiatives such as analytics, cloud and social media, and exploiting the consumerization of IT.
There is a recognition, however, that many organizations need to overhaul their business and operating models to fully exploit their potential.