IT Management: Top 20 Risks Facing U.S. Tech Companies

 
 
By Don E. Sears  |  Posted 2010-07-09
 
 
 

Top 20 Risks Facing U.S. Tech Companies

by Don E. Sears

Top 20 Risks Facing U.S. Tech Companies

No. 20

Credit or financial risk of customers, vendors, suppliers: 48%

No. 20

No. 19

Labor concerns: 49%

No. 19

No. 18

Accounting, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance: 54%

No. 18

No. 16 (Tied)

Natural disasters, war, conflicts and terrorist attacks: 55%Inability to acquire capital or financing: 55%

No. 16 (Tied)

No. 15

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No. 15

No. 14

Cyclical revenue (and resulting fluctuations in stock price): 57%

No. 14

No. 13

Predicting customer demand: 63%

No. 13

No. 12

Product liability, quality and safety issues: 64%

No. 12

No. 11

Failure to properly executive corporate strategy: 68%

No. 11

No. 10

Intellectual property infringement: 74%

No. 10

No. 9

U.S. and foreign supplier or vendor concerns: 75%

No. 9

No. 8

Legal proceedings: 80%

No. 8

No. 6 (Tied)

Inability to attract or retain personnel, including management: 83%Risks associated with international operations: 83%

No. 6 (Tied)

No. 5

Management of current and future M&A or divestitures: 86%

No. 5

No. 4

Changes to federal, state and local regulations, including tax: 88%

No. 4

No. 3

U.S. general economic conditions: 93%

No. 3

No. 1 (Tied)

Failure to develop or market new products or services: 94%Competition and consolidation in technology sector: 94%

No. 1 (Tied)

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