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Sustaining the Growth Trajectory: Intelligent Risk Taking for Technology Companies

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Sustaining the Growth TrajectoryGrowth is a goal for most organizations. However, for technology companies, growth is a strategic imperative, and rapid growth comes with a set of evolving risks. The technology industry is dynamic and fluid, lending itself to a constant flux of threats, but also plenty of opportunities. A threat that might severely impede a technology company at one stage of its lifecycle — such as the unexpected pullout of an important strategic partner — may dissipate over time as products are released and consistent revenue streams are established. Yet the disappearance of one risk will often be accompanied by the appearance of another.


  • The growth rate for most technology companies reaches a plateau at a certain stage. How can risk management be used to help companies avoid “flatlining?”
  • Innovation fuels technology companies more so than any other industry. What are some ways the concept of Risk Intelligence can be used to foster innovation?
  • What issues should technology companies consider when embarking on a merger or acquisition?
  • The act of pursuing capital and courting investors can be a time-consuming task for executives, especially in these current economic times. How can an effective risk analysis help technology companies gain efficient access to capital?

Mark Jensen, U.S. Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Technology leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and U.S. Technology leader, Deloitte LLP

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