Topic: tech trends

NEW SURVEY RESULTS: Accountants Face Stiff Client Resistance to Cloud Accounting Apps

SMBs say cloud accounting is the last thing they want. Accountants are encountering extraordinary difficulties in getting their small- and mid-size business clients to adopt cloud computing, according to new research findings made available first to CPA Trendlines. Accounting is the last operation small business wants to update. Everything else comes first, according to Software Advice, Austin, Texas-based technology analysts. Key Findings: Over half of respondents express moderate to high levels of confidence in cloud-based accounting solutions, with 32 percent indicating “moderate” confidence. With 5% already using cloud accounting, only 16% more are likely to move ahead anytime soon. The top concern with cloud-based accounting, cited by 46 percent of small business owners, is security. Cost and training were other […]

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10 (Nearly) Painless Ways to Keep Up to Date with Technology

By Ed Mendlowitz The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor QUESTION: I have a small firm and I’m overwhelmed with all the new technology things I’m hearing about. How can I keep up to date? RESPONSE: I personally am astounded at what is out there. It is way beyond me. RELATED SURVEY RESULTS: How Accountants Keep Up with Tech Trends Here are 10 ways you can stay ahead of the curve:

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New Tech Tools for the 24/7 Accounting Firm

The virtual workplace has arrived. And it’s paying off. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless One of the key components in optimizing firm production is providing the capability for firm personnel to work from anyplace, at any time, at their own convenience. So give your people access to the resources needed whenever and wherever they are. They will get more work done in less time. Here’s how.

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The 7 Fundamentals of Getting Clients with Social Media

But only if you’ve done everything else first.

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True Cost of Moving to the Cloud

Debate erupts at CPA Trendlines Linkedin group…

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When to Adopt Microsoft’s New Office Apps

If your firm is on Office 2007 or older…

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How to Choose the Right Backup System

As tape drives fast become overloaded, unreliable and obsolete. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Your firm’s safety net in the event of any disaster is your data backup. It better be consistently performed and securely stored offsite. Typically, firms have a problem when their old backup systems fail or the tapes don’t complete because there’s too much data to fit. This is becoming a common problem as more data and more applications add significantly more volume, making the backup application require more storage and a longer running time to complete. MORE TECH TRENDS: How to Know It’s Time to Scrap Your Old Server  |  Where Laptops Rule at CPA Firms Today  |  Step 1 in Building the Paperless […]

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Bitcoin: A True Phenomenon in Digital Currency

What accountants know – and don’t know – so far…

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How to Know It’s Time to Scrap Your Old Server

And the six recommended actions before moving to the cloud. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless In almost every firm, the core computers used for all applications are internal file servers. Down time for a day or two is a disaster. If that out-of-service stoppage stretches to a week or more, your partner income will suffer measurably. Simply put, mission-critical servers utilized for tax, audit, time and billing, and email have, at most, an effective five-year life.

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