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Jim Fahey is COO of Apple Growth Partners, a regional CPA firm in Ohio. His focus is on the effective and efficient use of technology within the firm by all team members.  He is also in charge of talent management and retention at his firm.  A background of IT and Human Resources helps Jim bridge the gap of technology complexities with end users who just want their computer to work so they can be chargeable.  Being a very cheap (frugal sounds better) person himself, he is always looking for ways to save dollars at his firm.  He is Director of Education for the Association for Accounting Administration and past Technology Committee member of the Ohio Society of CPA's.  He often leads industry CPE events on the topics of Information Technology, CPA firm practice management and human resources/recruiting. Find out more about Jim on LinkedIn.

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I'll admit, I've been remiss in posting lately.  You can certainly see how long it has been since my last blog post.  My reason is a good one, I'm with a different firm in a new role, COO vs.
Aug
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It never fails, every time I go to do a Yahoo search, I’m easily distracted by the headlines du jour that scroll just below the Yahoo search bar. Today the articles that took me away from my quest were “Baseball fan’
Aug
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It seems that busy season never ends for CPA firm IT department help desks.
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If you go to an industry conference and try to implement all that you have learned upon returning to the office
Jun
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Before the question even came up, I felt like I had to address it before educating our end users on Windows 7.
May
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At least from my perspective, I’ve seen quite a few social media presentations focused on CPA firms. It is the buzzword du jour that just won’t go away - everyone is talking about it – face to fa
May
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If you have not heard the term, you have probably at least seen it in action.  What it means is bringing consumer gadgets into your firm’s IT department for connectivity to
Apr
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Busy season now begins for IT departments at CPA firms across the country. All those non-critical updates that have been sitting on the shelf or waiting for download are now screaming for attention. The hard and fast rule of “
Apr
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You’ve no doubt seen a group of teenagers standing around in a circle with phones in hand and thumbs engaged while their mouths remain shut. No, it is not because they are in study hall. I’ve seen a similar scenario i
Apr
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My wife is a second grade teacher - her day is filled with inspiring and educating eight year olds. While the tactics used to educate eight year olds is different than those used for 18, 38 and 58 year olds, one common factor does app

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