By Roman Kepczyk
Rosenberg MAP Survey
As an outsourced technology partner to CPA firms, I primarily deal with IT strategy and applications that improve accounting firm production.
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The 2016 CPA Firm Management Association IT Survey* pointed out that a surprising 23 percent of responding firms had transitioned to an outsourced cloud architecture. This trend points to internal IT personnel being disintermediated as they have been unable to keep up with today’s required skill set for improving firm processes as well as technical skill needed to optimizing remote access, security and disaster recovery for the firm, which firms seem to struggle with constantly.
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