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Futura International’s business philosophy

At Futura International we believe that every business can maximise its chances of success by not only applying appropriate risk management strategies, but also by incorporating foresight into its strategic thinking. Business is, in its core, about opportunities and risks – i.e. to pursue opportunities and to manage the risks associated with pursuing those opportunities. In the end, a business must profit from its opportunities. Business is about turning opportunities into profitable endeavours. Sadly, we never hear about opportunity management, only risk management. Nevertheless, we also believe that any business can profit from their risks – meaning that through proper risk management and governance, an organisation can mitigate (minimise) profit erosion, resulting in higher profits. Futura International offers clients a wealth of professional expertise – with more than 60 years of experience in combined (senior) resources. At high level we provide multi- and inter-disciplinary services, including strategic foresight development services, operational management services, strategic marketing services as well as corporate, IT, digital and cybersecurity governance services.

Futura International’s service offerings

We can therefore assist clients to pursue their opportunities and manage their risks in the following areas:

Strategic foresight development services

Business, IT, and digital strategy input, by making use of:
  • Trend scanning
  • Scenario planning
  • Other futures research methodologies
  • CIO advisory

Operational management services

  • IT management
  • Financial management (incl. reporting on critical financial controls)
  • Daily operations management
  • Regulatory (legal) and compliance management (incl. data privacy – POPIA and GDPR)
  • Operational data analytics and business intelligence (BI)
  • Project management office

Strategic marketing services

  • Public relations (PR) management
  • Marketing data analytics and business intelligence (BI)
  • Marketing foresight research and development (R&D)

Corporate, IT, digital and cybersecurity governance services

  • IT assurance / audits
  • Cybersecurity audits, governance and control implementations
  • Business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) audits and implementations
  • Risk and control assessments
  • Data privacy (POPIA and GDPR) gap assessments, audits and implementations
  • ISO audits and implementation
  • Data assurance analytics
  • Project management office
  • Service level agreement (SLA) reviews
  • International frameworks and standards audits and implementations
  • IT governance (policies and procedures) development
  • SOC 1 audits (ISAE 3402 and SSAE 18) and SOC 2 audits (ISAE 3000 and TSP 100 Trust Criteria)

Futura International’s professional expertise

We make use of various professional resources:
  • Auditors (internal auditors and IT auditors)
  • Cybersecurity specialists
  • ISO specialists
  • Corporate and IT governance specialists
  • Risk management specialists
  • Data analysts
  • Software quantity surveyor
  • Business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) specialists
  • Chartered accounts (CA)
  • Chief information officers (ISO)
  • Data privacy specialists
  • Project management specialists
  • Legal specialists
  • Futurists
  • Research specialists
  • Writers