Topic: tech trends

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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Survey: How Accountants Keep Up with Tech Trends

Top strategy: Compare with peers. CPA Trendlines Exclusive The pace of change in technology is leaving accountants so dazed and confused that about half of all practitioners say merely “keeping up” is one of their biggest technology-related problems. Cost comes second. Accountants are so fed up with the staggering pace of developments that you couldn’t pay them enough to try a new software product “while drinking umbrella drinks on a beach at vendor expense,” according to Randy Johnston and Leslie Garrett, writing in the new Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey. They caution, however, that “If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.” The survey reveals the top tactics accountants are employing to stay up to date and make […]

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Where Laptops Rule at CPA Firms Today

Save up to 26% on your hardware spending with four smart strategies…

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Step 1 in Building the Paperless Firm: Scanners

Survey: 78% of firms scan at the front end – and it’s not just an admin job…

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