SURVEY: Tech Spending Slows

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The cloud has changed how firms budget for technology.

By Randy Johnston and Brian Tankersley
The Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey

Technology is playing a growing role in the accounting profession, with 57 percent of firms saying they view technology as a competitive differential.

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That’s just one of the findings in the new Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey. In this post we cover file and data storage management, remote access, internet, telecommunications, technology spending, decision making, annoyances and trends, some of which might be surprising. For example, 35 percent of firms report using software to track the real-time availability of their staff.