• Overcoming the challenges of big data

    Big data can help get your enterprise flying – but only if you overcome the practical and legal difficulties. We describe challenges and solutions.

  • Eurozone to lag rest of the world during recovery

    Although the Eurozone is growing, it is still expected to lag behind other major economies during the recovery, according to the spring EY Eurozone Forecast.

  • Governing the cloud

    You can drive innovation and empower your workforce through responsible adoption of cloud computing. Is your governance model encouraging a “cloud-first” culture?

  • CIO's: born to be digital

    We explore how leading Chief Information Officers are preparing for a digital transformation.

  • Using social media to engage your workforce

    How can companies use social media to improve business, create an environment of collaboration and highlight vital messages? Find out in the latest Performance journal.

  • Meet us at FEI conferences around the world

    Organizations are seeking sustainable competitive advantage. With cost reductions secured and geographic markets developed, where is the next frontier in the global competition for growth?

  • Predictive analytics: the CIO’s key to the boardroom

    Future business performance depends on the ability to access and exploit the right information. Using analytics, CIOs can take the lead and become trusted advisors.

  • You could be under cyber attack — now

    Addressing the cyber threats you know isn’t enough. Organizations need to be proactive and transform information security to fortify against both known and unknown risks.

  • Privacy protection in the age of technology

    Technology innovation continues to accelerate, and today's privacy regulations are falling behind. We help guide you through the innovation needed for privacy issues in 2014.

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Evolving your business

 - in the Nordics and globally

As the world changes, so do your business issues. Our global reach, sector insights and commitment to deliver sustainable results enable your organization to reach its full potential. Even in uncertain times.

Our Advisory practice uses a sector-focused approach and global delivery capabilities to help you manage risk, improve performance and sustain the results. Our Advisory practice is well integrated globally and, in the Nordics, we operate as one highly unified organization. We are able to mobilize our people quickly, so you get access to advisors with the right competencies, experiences and sector insights – wherever and whenever you need them.


Selected themes:

  • Information security in a virtual world

    Business is moving into the virtual world as more and more data is transmitted over the internet, and cloud computing, social networking and mobile devices become more prevalent.

    Our 14th annual Global Information Security Survey confirms that information security is one of the most important issues facing organizations today.

    Overall, we have identified three trends with a significant impact on the role and importance of information security:

    • Physical boundaries are disappearing as more business data is transmitted over the internet
    • The pace of change continues to accelerate
    • Companies are moving from the more traditional outsourcing contracts to cloud service providers

    Are you prepared for the risks?

  • Managing risk — for opportunities

    We know you’re concerned about the risks of regulation and compliance – especially if you’re in banking or health care.

    Meanwhile, as market volatility and pricing pressures unsettle the landscape, those forces are stimulating competition and creating opportunities.

    To strike that balance between risk and opportunity, our research suggests that many leading firms are developing an overarching strategy that balances both.

    Our work with clients reveals that there is a need to re-engineer the risk processes across the business, just as was done with finance, manufacturing, and supply chain processes.

    The goal is to get better coverage on the risks that matter.

    Learn more about turning risks and opportunities into results.

  • Internal audit: enhancing and sustaining business performance

    Companies value the role Internal Audit plays. But they are looking for more.

    Executives want Internal Audit to not only see what has gone before, but also what comes next. They want Internal Audit to provide insights into strategic initiatives, and to share ideas that improve business performance. And they want it now.

    Internal Audit as strategic advisor

    As a strategic advisor, Internal Audit can:

    • Identify company-wide cost improvements
    • Offer recommendations that improve business performance
    • Provide key insights that focus on risk

    We can help you:

    • Assess your Internal Audit function and identify areas of improvement
    • Identify opportunities to enhance the strategic value of Internal Audit
    • Accelerate improvements through cosourcing

  • A clearer vision for finance

    An effective Finance function that is best suited to the organization can be a critical factor for growth.

    Yet 98% of companies feel there are opportunities to improve their Finance function.

    The challenge is in marrying conflicting priorities:

    • Driving the business forward
    • Protecting the organization’s financial assets

    Our research suggests 80% of companies are planning to better align Finance with overall business strategies.

    To do that, we see three key priorities for finance which involve striking a balance between control, effectiveness and efficiency.

    1. Control: promote strong governance and control in the organization.
    2. Effectiveness: drive the business forward, challenge the business and strengthen decision-making throughout the organization.
    3. Efficiency: drive costs down, integrate acquired teams.

    See more about a clearer vision for Finance:

  • Getting information technology right

    Information technology functions need to strike a balance between risk and performance.

    But reality often falls short of this goal.

    That’s because IT’s influence on the business has evolved so quickly that many IT functions are still struggling with how to marry their technical expertise with a new business perspective.

    Top IT leaders are now facing broad challenges, including:

    • Increasingly complex IT and business operating models
    • Cost efficiency and transparency demands
    • New regulations and new forms of threat
    • Corporate responsibility expectations

    Our research suggests that successful firms are focusing on these key issues and formulating their response at the enterprise level.

    Learn more about getting IT right:

  • Shaping effective supply chains

    Responding to a business environment that’s more complex and fluid than ever, many companies are adapting their supply chains in two key ways:

    • They’re rapidly expanding to capitalize on the growing number of middle-class buyers in emerging markets.
    • They’re driving cost efficiencies to boost margins in their mature market operations.

    Our research suggests that either way, seven interconnected items come into play.


    In growth markets, considerations include:

    • Managing operational, tax and regulatory risk
    • Enabling new revenue sources
    • Establishing an effective supply chain model and infrastructure

    In mature markets, considerations include:

    • Reconfiguring the supply chain to create cost competitiveness
    • Optimizing global spend
    • Improving operational agility and responsiveness

    In mature and emerging markets, environmental and sustainability matters emerge.

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