Shellshock – did it shock you?

Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports on intrusions into high-profile web sites caused by a series of vulnerabilities concerning Bash titled ‘Shellshock’. Are the countless reports just a hype or are there exceptional risks for business?
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Einfluss des FIDLEG auf die Versicherungsindustrie

Am 2. Oktober 2014 führte KPMG ein Peer Dinner zum Thema FIDLEG (Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz) durch. Die Fragestellungen, die an diesem Abend diskutiert wurden, umfassten unter anderem Einschätzungen zum politischen Prozess und den konkreten Einfluss und Handlungsbedarf der neuen Regelungen auf die Versicherungsindustrie.
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Swiss Commodity Sector under Regulatory Scrutiny

The commodities sector contributes 3.5% to Switzerland's gross domestic product (GDP). Its economic importance is essentially based on Switzerland’s long tradition in the commodity industry. The important role of the commodities industry is accompanied by diverse challenges which entail reputational risks for the companies involved and for Switzerland itself.
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Effective Financial Planning – A foundation for steering your organization

As a cornerstone for true business partnering, many CFOs today are seeking to increase the value of financial planning and steering for the business. An effective planning process, linked to the overall strategy, can help to deliver more realistic and achievable forecasts with greater visibility into future operating performance of the company.
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Nachhaltiges Bauen zahlt sich (nicht) immer aus

Nachhaltiges Bauen nimmt für institutionelle Eigentümer und Investoren einen immer grösseren Stellenwert ein. Während zur Bestimmung der Nachhaltigkeit aus baulicher Sicht zahlreiche Standards zur Auswahl stehen, gibt es zur Bewertung der Nachhaltigkeit von Immobilien in der Schweiz bisher nur ein „Instrument“: Der Leitfaden NUWEL
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Digital Transformation: Where do Swiss companies stand?

Technological transformation is shaping the agendas of IT and marketing departments. New technologies are drivers of new business models, services and distribution channels. Digitization affects every area of a company. KPMG Switzerland conducted a survey in 2014 asking Swiss companies where they stand in their digital transformation.
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