Archive - November 2018

The Responsible Tech Firm Series Part 4: Corporate Social Responsibility

Until fairly recently, companies rarely took public positions on anything but their products or services. That’s changing, particularly in the technology industry, as customers, shareholders and employees demand corporate social responsibility (CSR)...

Next Generation Internal Auditing: Addressing Risk in the Midst of Rapid Change

At the  SIFMA Internal Audit Society Annual Conference earlier this month in Nashville, Protiviti sponsored a breakout session of future-minded internal auditors talking about innovation in the profession. The panel was moderated by my colleague...

A Guiding Principle for a Smooth Transition: Get Smart While Getting Things Done!

The merger and acquisition (M&A) fairytale goes like this: “I’m going to combine these companies and achieve great economies of scale – lower costs, less complexity.” The M&A reality is more like this: “Disentangling key dependencies takes...

Why Organizations Should Consider a Cybersecurity Program Office

As part of our Cybersecurity Webinar Series, we presented a webinar recently, discussing the value of establishing a program office dedicated to cybersecurity. Cyber crime is now considered one of the top three risks to an enterprise. Many...

Ready for RPA? Five Implementation Risks to Keep in Mind

Heralded as a “tech light” way to quickly eliminate repetitive work and reduce cost, robotic process automation (RPA) has been gaining wide acceptance and has been deployed by giants like Walmart, AT&T, Walgreens and American Express to automate...

Could Your RPA Implementation Team Be on Board Already?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is rapidly gaining adoption due to its potential to make routine work more efficient, thus saving companies money and streamlining operations. Leaders recognize the benefit of freeing up skilled resources to focus on...

Finance Trends: RPA Paves the Way for Process Improvement

Improving processes is a top priority for finance organizations, outside of data security and analytics, according to Protiviti’s 2018 Finance Trends Survey. Robotic process automation (RPA) offers one of the best ways to do that. And yet, judging...