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KPMG’s digital shift fuels AI-empowered audits and more, reducing risk across every industry | Transform

Envision this: It’s another frenetic morning in the stock market as an army of traders at one company chat with their clients by phone – counseling and cautioning, buying and selling.

The outcomes of those calls and transactions carry no guarantees, of course. There will be some winners, some losers. But before the closing bell rings, the traders’ company – an advisory client of KPMG – is sure of one outcome: the engagements were analyzed and potential risks surfaced.

How can the company be so certain? It deployed KPMG’s trader-risk-analytics platform, a solution that applies Azure Cognitive Services to help reduce risk and meet rising regulatory requirements within the financial services industry.

The platform is just one example of a solution jointly developed in the KPMG and Microsoft Digital Solution Hub, and a testament to KPMG’s drive to digitize its customer offerings across advisory, tax and audit by implementing Microsoft’s intelligent cloud.

En employee walks through a hallway at KPMG.
An employee at KPMG.

To accelerate KPMG’s move to the cloud, KPMG and Microsoft have signed a five-year agreement that will allow KPMG and its clients to benefit from Microsoft innovations, including a strong focus on AI, risk and cyber security.

As one of the “Big Four” organizations, KPMG’s services and solutions encompass all industries – from government to banking to health care. That wide-ranging impact means KPMG also provides a potent business case for the potential of Microsoft technology to enhance and revitalize customers’ businesses across every sector, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

“Together with KPMG, we’re accelerating digital transformation across industries by bringing the latest advances in cloud, AI and security to highly regulated workloads in audit, tax and advisory,” Nadella says.

To grasp the scope and reach of KPMG’s digital evolution, take a closer look at one of the platforms it has launched for a core business line – audit. Better yet, just meet KPMG Clara.

KPMG is bolstering audit quality by infusing the process with data analytics, AI and Azure Cognitive Services, allowing audit professionals to use company data to bring more relevance to their audit findings and continue to meet increasing regulatory requirements and standards. KPMG uses Azure Cognitive Services to provide more continuous, holistic and deeper insights and value on audit-relevant data.

The company’s smart audit platform, KPMG Clara, is automated, agile, intelligent and scalable – ushering in what KPMG calls a new era for the audit. KPMG is deploying KPMG Clara globally, allowing clients access to real-time information arising from the audit process and communication with the audit team.

A KPMG building is shown from outside with grass in the foreground.
A KPMG building.

In addition, KPMG Clara will integrate with Microsoft Teams, providing a platform for audit professionals to work together on a project, centrally managing and securely sharing audit files, tracking audit-related activities and communicating using chat, voice and video meetings. This will simplify the auditors’ workflow, enabling them to stay in sync throughout the entire process and drive continuous communication with the client.

“Technology is disrupting organizations across the globe,” says Bill Thomas, global chairman of KPMG International. “Clients are turning to us like never before to help them implement, manage and optimize the digital transformation of their organizations.”

In fact, 65% of CEOs believe that AI will create more jobs than it eliminates, according to a survey of 1,300 CEOs conducted by KPMG for its 2019 “Global CEO Outlook” report.

The survey also found that 50% of CEOs expect to see significant a return on their AI investments in three to five years, while 100% have piloted or implemented AI to automate processes.

Through its tech expansion, KPMG’s clients will benefit from “consistent global service delivery, greater speed of deployment and industry-leading security standards to safeguard their data,” the company says.

At the same time, KPMG professionals will gain access to an arsenal of cloud-based tools to build business solutions and managed services that are embedded with AI and machine learning capabilities.

And with robotic process automation (RPA), they can utilize AI-infused software that completes the types of high-volume, repeatable tasks that once drained hours from their work weeks.

Two people inside a KPMG building enter a stairwell.
Two people entering a KPMG member firm.

“Technology and data-driven business models are disrupting the business landscape,” says KPMG global chairman Thomas. “Our multi-year investment in digital leadership will help us remain at the forefront of this shift and further strengthen our position as the digital transformation partner of choice for our clients.”

KPMG also is modernizing its workplace for 207,000 employees across 153 member firms, using the Microsoft 365 suite of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools, including Microsoft Teams.

KPMG deployed Dynamics 365 for more than 30,000 of their professionals across 17 member firms. This equips them with modern customer-relationship applications to quickly and efficiently manage both client requests and client demand.

Says Nadella: “KPMG’s deep industry and process expertise, combined with the power of our trusted cloud – spanning Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 – will bring the best of both organizations together to help customers around the world become more agile in an increasingly complex business environment.”

Top photo: Two people sitting in a KPMG lobby. (All photos courtesy of KPMG)

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Wanted – Gtx 1050 or similar graphics card

Morning buddy,

Here is the official blurb…
“The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 hits the perfect spot for that upgrade you know you need, but at the value you want! With the advanced NVIDIA Pascal architecture, the GTX 1050 displays stunning visuals and great performance at 1080p resolution. Installing an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 gives you the power to take on today’s titles in Full 1080p HD – with room to spare.

Manufacturer: EVGA
Chipset: GIGABYTE
Type: Graphics Card
Video memory: 2 GB
Video memory type: GDDR5
Output: HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort”

And attached is the official image but I’ll post some images later if okay.

ChrisHoppyBot

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Wanted – Gtx 570 , gtx 660 or similar power – price range

Morning buddy,

Here is the official blurb…
“The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 hits the perfect spot for that upgrade you know you need, but at the value you want! With the advanced NVIDIA Pascal architecture, the GTX 1050 displays stunning visuals and great performance at 1080p resolution. Installing an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 gives you the power to take on today’s titles in Full 1080p HD – with room to spare.

Manufacturer: EVGA
Chipset: GIGABYTE
Type: Graphics Card
Video memory: 2 GB
Video memory type: GDDR5
Output: HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort”

And attached is the official image but I’ll post some images later if okay.

ChrisHoppyBot

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New Azure Blueprint enables SWIFT CSP compliance on Azure

This morning at the SIBOS conference in London we announced how our new Azure Blueprint is being introduced by Microsoft in conjunction with the recent efforts to enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud. It supports our joint customers in compliance monitoring and auditing of SWIFT infrastructure for cloud native payments, as described on the Official Microsoft Blog

SWIFT is the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services used and trusted by more than 11,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries and territories. Today, enterprises and banks conduct these transactions by sending payment messages over the highly secure SWIFT network which leverages on-premises installations of SWIFT technology. SWIFT Cloud Connect creates a bank-like wire transfer experience with the added operational, security, and intelligence benefits the Microsoft Cloud offers.

Azure Blueprints is a free service that enables customers to define a repeatable set of Azure resources that implement and adhere to standards, patterns, and requirements. Azure Blueprints allow customers to set up governed Azure environments that can scale to support production implementations for large-scale migrations. Azure Blueprints include mappings for key compliance standards such as ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK Official, IRS 1075, and UK NHS. 

The new SWIFT blueprint maps Azure built-in polices to CSP’s security controls framework, enabling financial service organizations to have agility in creating and monitoring secure and compliant SWIFT infrastructure environments.

The Azure blueprint includes mappings to:

We are committed to helping our customers leverage Azure in a secure and compliant manner. Over the next few months, we will release new built-in blueprints for HITRUST, FedRAMP, and Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark. If you have suggestions for new or existing compliance blueprints, please share them via the Azure Governance Feedback Forum.

Learn more about the SWIFT CSP blueprint in our documentation.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £125
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £90 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £100

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
LocatioChesterfieldeld
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £125
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £90 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £100

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
LocatioChesterfieldeld
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 £225 / each
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £125
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £90 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £100

Will sell all for £1000 + postage

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
LocatioChesterfieldeld
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 £225 / each
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £125
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £90 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £100

Will sell all for £1000 + postage

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
LocatioChesterfieldeld
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 £225 / each
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £125
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £90 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £100

Will sell all for £1000 + postage

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
LocatioChesterfieldeld
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Nvidia Cards (1070’s / 1060 / 1050 ti’s)

Morning all,

I’ve been lucky enough to have some miners on premises with free electricity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is coming to an end in the coming month. My better half won’t allow them in the house
As such I will be starting to sell off my mining rigs.

REMAINING:

For Sale:
1* Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 £250 / each
1* Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB £150
1* Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB £100 (this does not have an IO shield)
1* Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX £110

Will sell all for £1000 + postage

Postage @ £4 /item. Will combine postage on multiple

These have been run in a thermally controlled environment and have regularly air dusted.

Warranty Update:
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 AERO Purchased 9/5/18
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 1/8/17
Asus Turbo NVIDIA GTX1070 Purchased 21/7/17
Inno3D GTX 1060 3GB Was purchased from here. Can’t find original thread thus unsure on warranty
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4GB Purchased 3/7/17
Palit PCI-E GTX1050TI StormX 4 GB Purchased 8/5/18

Price and currency: 250
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS / Cash / Paypal
Location: chesterfield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.