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  • Study and considerations on Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations

    7/29/15 | Advisory services

    This study highlights recommendations PwC provided the White House on the key attributes Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) should have to succeed. It is based on analysis of a half-day summit PwC hosted in April 2015 with participants from the private sector, government, think tanks, and academia, and on subsequent interviews with private and public stakeholders. The focus of the paper is on those areas that need prompt deliberation and agreement. Much progress has been made, but much work remains.

  • Key findings from the 2015 US State of Cybercrime Survey

    7/13/15 | Advisory services

    Cybersecurity incidents are not only increasing in number, they are also becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening array of information and attack vectors.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on making big decisions

    6/2/15 | Advisory services

    When it comes to making your most important business decisions, there are a plethora of factors to consider. Many company leaders probably rely on gut instinct to guide them—what we think of as the ‘art’ of strategic decision making. But what about the ‘science’ side of the equation, data and analytics? We believe superior decision making—done with confidence, clarity, and agility—is only possible through a new combination of art and science.

  • Audit Readiness Essentials: An Insider's Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

    5/8/15 | Advisory services

    The enactment of the Chief Financial Officer’s Act (CFO Act) of 1990 and the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA) in 1994 opened a new era of financial management in the Federal government. These two laws meant that Federal Executive Agencies were required by law to prepare financial statements and have them audited by independent auditors. PwC has provided extensive internal control assessments and CFO Audit Act implementation support for two decades. We have served a number of Federal Executive Agencies by helping them succeeded with audit readiness efforts and achieve a sustainable audit opinion.

  • Webcast
    Your journals are at risk! Close loopholes that allow users to circumvent manual journal controls - Webcast replay

    4/2/15 | Advisory services

    Please watch our recorded Oracle EBS webcast to learn more about the risks of system users bypassing your preventative manual journal controls and what you can do to keep your manual journals aligned with your controls.

  • An Appetite for M&A: How Food Companies Can Buy and Sell Their Way to Competitive Advantage

    3/24/15 | Advisory services

    Faced with new and challenging market forces, food companies are changing their strategic approach by focusing on capabilities to drive how they organize and operate their businesses. For winning companies, this focus on capabilities is informing their growth path, including their approach mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

  • The perils and blessings of low cost oil for growth markets

    3/10/15 | Advisory services

    How have growth markets been affected by falling oil prices? We look at dynamics driving this, and short-term impact to countries like Russia, India, China and Nigeria.

  • Transitioning to the new revenue recognition standard An integrated approach to leveraging your SAP investment

    2/23/15 | Advisory services

    Revenue recognition has routinely been viewed as one of the most difficult finance and accounting processes to get right. It represents one of the highest risks of material error on financial statements, and it is one of the leading causes of restatements. As companies move to the new standard, their compliance risk is likely to increase unless they have a well-planned, comprehensive approach to adoption.

  • Three surprising technology trends for 2015

    2/23/15 | Advisory services

    Which technologies are companies investing in this year? The top-three bets in our 2015 Digital IQ Survey preview are important, but they may not distinguish you from the competition. Instead, look to a trio of picks we believe have extraordinary potential, despite being off the radar screen of many businesses.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on the Self-Made Billionaire Effect

    1/13/15 | Advisory services

    Authors John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen identify five habits of mind that allow self-made billionaires to create value on a massive scale—habits that are in direct conflict with the traits and practices most businesses value and promote in their employees.

  • Cross-sector valuation: What entertainment, media & communications companies should consider when acquiring tech targets

    12/10/14 | Advisory services

    As entertainment, media & communications (EMC) companies continue transforming themselves through technology-focused acquisitions, unique valuation issues can challenge deal success.

  • Getting it right with growth: How to be a great CFO in the new growth economy

    12/5/14 | Advisory services

    For the past decade, companies have had to contend with a series of large- scale macroeconomic disruptions, along with pressures on costs and earnings. Now, as the global economy recovers from the recession and cost and short-term earnings are not the sole focus, companies can turn their attention to the top line again.

  • Overcoming network logistic complexities in emerging markets

    11/12/14 | Advisory services

    When carrying out supply chain network modelling projects in emerging markets, there are a number of challenges to be considered and managed. This paper describes how a sample of these can be overcome.

  • PwC and Knowledge@Wharton special report: Navigating the financial reporting challenges

    11/5/14 | Advisory services

    In this special report, PwC and Wharton have teamed up to highlight the hidden risks and opportunities that can arise from key accounting challenges and suggest ways for companies to manage them — and potentially prosper. The articles collected here originally were published separately over the course of 2013 and 2014.

  • The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015

    10/23/14 | Advisory services

    The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015 is a worldwide study by PwC, CIO, and CSO. Security breaches are on the rise, and it is no surprise to find that as the number of information security incidents continues to mount, so do financial losses. Survey respondents in 2014 report that the number of detected incidents soared to a total of 42.8 million, a 48% leap over 2013. This increase comes at great cost: Total financial losses attributed to security compromises increased 34% over 2013.

  • Is your organization conflicted?

    9/16/14 | Advisory services

    Organizational Conflicts of Interest pose reputational, legal, regulatory and financial risks - and they are very difficult to detect. Without resorting to overly intrusive procedures, how can organizations manage the risks posed by Conflicts? This white paper discusses some of those risk-mitigation techniques, and how they might apply in your organization.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on organizational DNA

    7/24/14 | Advisory services

    Ever wonder why some companies consistently deliver while others disappoint? Faced with the same market, stocked with similar talent, one organization flourishes, while the other flounders. By understanding what makes your organization tick and where there might be breakdowns to address, you and your employees can truly deliver on your strategic intent.

  • PwC Cash Investment Survey Report

    7/10/14 | Advisory services

    Survey results identified trends in corporate cash investment management practices and highlighted potential opportunities for improvement.

  • Sustainable Supply Chains: Making value the priority

    5/9/14 | Advisory services

    Sustainability has been on the executive agenda for years and it’s now one of the fastest-growing supply chain management trends. More than two-thirds of 500 supply chain executives say it will play an important role in how they manage their supply chains through 2015. When PwC and APICS Foundation decided to explore what the people responsible for executing on these strategies would say about the topic, an interesting picture emerged. Thirty-nine percent of APICS members, the leading association for supply chain and operations, say company leadership is not providing the mandate, incentives, and resources to turn supply chain sustainability into action. Read this report to find out more.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on data privacy

    2/26/14 | Advisory services

    Data protection and privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. As customers increasingly worry whether their personal information is secure and used appropriately, companies are also concerned about protecting data and their brand. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of viewing consumer privacy from more than just a compliance lens and developing a strategy and action plan that will help businesses lead on data privacy by building customer trust and enhancing their brand.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on strategic supply chain management

    10/2/13 | Advisory services

    New research shows that high-performing supply chains can achieve sales and revenue growth while managing costs. That sounds like a tall order, but there are things you can do now to manage your supply chain as a strategic asset to boost performance and profitability. This 10Minutes highlights how the supply chain can move your business strategy forward and set you apart from the competition.