Topic: tech trends

The First App-First CPA Firm

L.A. CPA Derek Davis left the Big Four to launch a smartphone app, even before renting an office for his new firm

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Why Even The Best and Biggest CPA Firms Are Losing Their Best and Brightest Talent

L.A. CPA Derek Davis left the Big Four to launch a smartphone app, even before renting an office for his new firm

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Remote Access Boosts Productivity, Requires Planning

Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Give your people access to the firm application and data resources needed whenever and wherever they are. They will get more work done in less time. 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. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Get Ahead of Your Software Updates | Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | […]

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Get Ahead of Your Software Updates

Bottom line? You’ll be more productive. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Every firm has concerns about their systems being hacked or getting attacked by a virus or malware. The vast majority of issues can be effectively negated with one simple process: KEEP YOUR SOFTWARE UPDATED. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better For workstations, your antivirus software should regularly look for updates and automatically install them. Microsoft Windows has […]

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Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office

Many still using Office 2010 even as Microsoft plans launch of new 2016 version. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless To be effective in business today, every member of your firm must optimally utilize the Microsoft Office suite at an intermediate to advanced level for Outlook, Excel, and Word. Today’s standard is Office 2013, but many firms use Office 2010 because some accounting vendors still do not support Office 2013 within all of their applications. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better This […]

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Four Signs the Uberization of Accounting Has Already Begun

How disruption is creating a “No-Choice Future” for some firms. By Hitendra Patil Pransform Inc. The dictionary defines “uber” as a superlative example of its kind or class. The word Uber, derived from German language, means “over” or “beyond”. You may have heard of the Uberization of the taxi cab hiring industry, or of room rentals via AirBnB, and other such services. That was made possible because of phenomenal leaps in Internet and mobile device technologies. MORE for THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOUNTANT: The One Word that Can Make Accountants Rich  |  Management Guru Chester Elton on Success  |  Savvy CPAS Focus on the Constants  |  10 Things That Accountants Didn’t Need to Worry about 10 Years Ago  |  Three Amazing CPAs Who Want to Do Tax […]

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10

Are you ready for the Windows 7 to 8.1 transition? Does 10 make you queasy? By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Okay, we all know that the Windows operating system is preferred to run computers by the primary vendors to the accounting profession. All decisions about operating systems have to be done carefully because they impact software and hardware decisions for at least thee to five years. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better

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Back Up and Check Your Backup

Don’t forget about encryption. You did, didn’t you? By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless  Your firm’s safety net in the event of ANY disaster is your data backup. It had better be consistently performed and securely stored offsite. Typically, firms have a problem when the process they relied on to make the backups didn’t work, or the tapes weren’t complete because all the data no longer fits onto one tape. 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 ON TECH SPENDING: Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture […]

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Cloud Computing Can Cost Less

Scheduled server replacement not always the most cost-effective option. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless In almost every firm, the core computers used for operating all applications are internal file servers. Down time for a day or two is a disaster. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better | Automating Bank Deposits Offers Instant ROI | Digital Tools Streamline Audit Production | Going Paperless Means Convincing Clients First | Why Firms Need Document Retention Standards | Is Your Network Drive a Disaster Waiting to Happen? | Intranet Is the Best Place for Firm Knowledge | Digital Fax Has Benefits You May Be Ignoring | Wireless Is Hot, and Here’s […]

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