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KPMG attains ‘Winner’s Circle’ status in HfS Blueprint Report on Internet of Things services

KPMG attains ‘Winner’s Circle’ status

KPMG International has earned ‘Winner’s Circle’ designation in latest HfS Blueprint Report

Amy Greenshields

Head of Communications, Global Advisory

KPMG International


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KPMG International has been recognized as a top-tier provider and achieved `Winner's Circle' status in the newly published HfS Blueprint Report on Internet of Things (IoT) services. The report assesses 27 providers of IoT services in a market that HfS considers to have been worth $10 billion in 2017.

The importance of IoT is undisputed  - with HfS describing it as the “core technology” behind digitalization. In an age where increasing numbers of devices will become connected to the internet, relaying and receiving data, the importance of IoT services is only set to grow.

“KPMG excels at strategy, visioning and big project management,” Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst at HfS Research commented. “Their understanding of Smart Cities is strong. They are professional, responsive and supportive, and leverage their Tax and Banking expertise to advantage. Through their data & analytics capability, they leverage IoT-generated data to allow clients to automate functions that previously were not possible. Their technical skills are impressive.”

“The IoT will undoubtedly be a game-changer for businesses across sectors and geographies. It is the driving force of digitalization,” said Lisa Heneghan, KPMG's Global Head of Technology, Management Consulting. “As more and more organizations look to leverage IoT technology, both to deliver always-on services to customers and to gather richer data and insights, it is essential that projects are clearly defined, securely developed, and deliverable. We are delighted to have been ranked in the top echelon of IoT service providers in the HfS Blueprint Report.”

“We are engaged in around 300 IoT projects worldwide, which provides an indication of the strategic importance executives are attaching to it,” said Justin Anderson, Director of Emerging Technologies KPMG in the UK. “Business leaders know they need to get ahead with IoT services now if they are to gain any kind of early mover advantage. At KPMG, we work with businesses right across the strategic planning, deployment and operation of their IoT projects and we're very pleased that our work has been recognized in this respected market report.”

The HfS Blueprint Report also noted KPMG's IoT Innovation Network, which is an ecosystem of emerging and established technology and service organizations driving the development of IoT solutions, with over 750 companies in the network and growing.

Data for the HfS Blueprint Report was collected in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 from buyers, providers and advisors/influencers of IoT services. HfS Research is a leading analyst authority and global community for business operations and IT services.

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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