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01/2018
As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. We discuss emergent issues and look back at topics we’ve covered to help organizations understand how these risks are evolving and anticipate their potential ramifications. As you review the topics in this issue, we encourage you to think about your organization and ask probing questions: How will these...
08/2017
As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. We discuss emergent issues and look back at topics we’ve covered to help organizations understand how these risks are evolving and anticipate their potential ramifications. As you review the topics in this issue, we encourage you to think about your organization and ask probing questions: How will these...
02/2017
As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. We discuss emergent issues and look back at topics we’ve covered to help organizations understand how these risks are evolving and anticipate their potential ramifications. As you review the topics in this issue, we encourage you to think about your organization and ask probing questions: How will these...
12/2016
Technological, Economic & Societal Impact Key Industries Impacted: Consumer Products & Services; Auto Manufacturing; Government; Financial Services; Technology, Media & Communications Research today predicts that by 2050 owning a smart autonomous vehicle will become the norm for consumers. The first big leap in introducing autonomous vehicles to the consumer market is expected in 2017 from Google, whose self-driving technology now costs a tenth of its original $80,000 price tag. Every major automotive manufacturer will likely follow by the early 2020s. Many of the key pieces of...
12/2016
Economic & Technological Impact Key Industries Impacted: Government; Financial Services; Technology, Media & Communications; Consumer Products & Services Bitcoin is a controversial cryptocurrency the potential of which remains significant, even though its popularity has flatlined in recent years. We covered the topic on two separate occasions – in PreView Volume 1, Issues 1 and 2. While Bitcoin may be the better known concept and term, it is now becoming apparent that the technology behind Bitcoins – blockchain – may take center stage as the real revolutionary innovation....
12/2016
Technological, Societal & Economic Impact ​Key Industries Impacted: Government; Technology, Media & Communications; Real Estate; Consumer Products & Services; Agriculture; Energy & Utilities ​Originally developed and used primarily for military and intelligence collection purposes, unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as “drones,” have evolved to offer a seemingly unlimited range of applications extending beyond the battlefield and aerial surveillance. From crop monitoring to oil and gas exploration, an increasing number of industries are tapping into the vast...
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07/2016
Foreword As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. In each issue, we discuss emergent topics and look back at prior topics discussed to help organizations understand how these issues are evolving and anticipate their potential ramifications. This issue’s topics focus on the rise of viral outbreaks, the opportunities that drones offer, the...
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03/2016
Foreword As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s Preview newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. In this special issue, we take a second look at topics we discussed previously, to help organizations understand how these issues have progressed and anticipate their potential ramifications. We revisit the ongoing troubles caused by municipal financial instability, the possibilities created by...
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11/2015
Foreword As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. In this issue, we expand on some of the megatrends we touched on in our previous issue to help organizations anticipate their potential ramifications. This issue’s topics focus on emerging economies and global interdependency, urbanization trends, demographic shifts and their ramifications,...
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06/2015
Foreword As organizations continue to evolve their risk governance practices, focused and relevant information about emerging risks is at a premium. The objective of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter is to provide an input for these efforts as companies focus on risks that are developing in the market. Many of these risks are posed by the convergence of data availability and analytics with the accelerating impact of technology, affecting virtually every business model in terms of fulfilling customers’ needs. This, coupled with shrinking wages and income, is becoming a powerful driver of consumer...