Technology news October 2010

A&A

Accounting for Apple's iPad

What initially might have been viewed as nothing more than an attention-grabbing gadget useful for reading electronic books and mail, mobile Internet-capable computing devices have become a convenient and practical tool for accountants. Managing Editor Bill Grabarek reports.
Technology

Seven features to consider when purchasing a laptop

What would make the perfect laptop computer for an accountant? Sure, you would want a device that has the best performance at a reasonable price. But what about other important features like battery life, keyboard quality, and portability? AccountingWEB’s Jason Bramwell reports.
Technology

CCH releases eBooks for accountants

CCH, a provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services, this week announced the availability of the company's most used titles in eBook form, including its U.S. Master Tax Guide and multi-volume publications.
Technology

Survey: Executives' organizations moving to Cloud-based services within two years

Business and government executives expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a recent survey.
Technology

E-mail is forever

If you follow the news, you already might have been regaled by the boastful comments of wunderkind Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, whose e-mail was quoted on the front page of a recent Wall Street Journal.
Education & Careers

Online conferencing is popular, but e-learning is not always the best learning

Think about driving – yes, the theory test is useful, but there is no substitute for lessons. Learning any skill whether it be driving, speaking French, or leadership skills, takes real-world practice and bespoke human support. E-learning often misses these two critical points.
Technology

Five enhancements of Windows 7

Beyond the world of Windows XP, there lies a new age in computers. When the time comes for you to switch to Microsoft’s newest operating system, 7 will be waiting for you with enhancements that will make your transition extremely pleasing.
Technology

It’s about time: How much time should staff spend on social media activities?

It’s likely that your employees spend a sizeable percentage of their time using social media. As work/life balance continues to blend into one homogenous string of activities, social media activity is happening in your workplace whether you realize it or not.

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