Technology news November 2010

Technology

Under the Radar Part 1: Five new features in Excel 2010

I have to admit, I was underwhelmed when Office 2010 was released. You’d think that an Excel expert would like nothing more than a shiny new version of Excel, but my initial experience with the new user interface in Excel 2007 left me feeling chastened.
Technology

Under the Radar Part 2: Five New Features in Excel 2010

I introduced you to five subtle changes that Microsoft added in Excel 2010 that I’ve found quite helpful in part one of this two-part series. In this second part of the series, I’ll discuss five more features that have boosted my productivity in Excel.
A&A

Accounting for expenses: There’s an app for that

Whether you have an iPhone, Motorola Droid, or a BlackBerry, there are several applications that can organize and keep track of your travel expenses. Jason Bramwell reports on seven applications ranked high by technology experts that can benefit accountants on the go.
Technology

Class action lawsuit against QuickBooks a possibility

Several brief outages to Intuit’s QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll Subscription Service prompted a group of Dallas title attorneys to file a proposed class action against the company.
Technology

Why Google’s local search results is an opportunity for small accounting firms

If you are a small local accounting firm looking to grow your business, you want to be found on Google when someone enters a search into Google for an accountant in your area.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting asks the question: "r u ready?"

Approximately 800 accounting professionals from around the country gathered recently in Washington, D.C., not to try to lobby Congress or push a tax agenda, but to learn and absorb tools and tips from the mother ship, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.
Practice Management

Embracing change in the accounting profession

I hear it all too often from the old guard who are retiring: "I'm worn out," or "I'm too old for all of these techy changes," or "Developing the next set of partners for our firm is just too time consuming."
Technology

IT employment posts strong gains in October

October saw continued growth in IT employment adding more than 10,000 jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' upward revision to September's employment data now reflects growth of 3,600 IT jobs, up from a previously reported incremental loss of 200 jobs.
Technology

CCH Mobile makes tax research available on BlackBerry, iPhone

CCH’s new application, CCH Mobile, is an extension of CCH’s IntelliConnect tax research platform and makes CCH’s content and tools available via BlackBerry and iPhone.
A&A

Exclusive: CCH User Conference opens with Lou Holtz and a future focus

The sixth annual CCH User Conference has attracted its largest ever audience, with over 1,000 accountants braving some unseasonably cool weather in Orlando. Editor-in-Chief Gail Perry reports.
A&A

Jobjuice releases finance, investment banking app

Jobjuice recently has released the Jobjuice Finance and Investment Banking iPhone App, a MBA-level finance review and investment banking guide.
Technology

Microsoft Office Moves into the Cloud

Many businesses aren’t comfortable with having mission-critical applications and data residing in the Cloud, but this combination of low cost and high flexibility might cause skeptics to pause and consider the possibilities.
Technology

QuickBooks hosting service worth considering

If you are an accounting professional in need of an online solution for remotely accessing client payroll and financial records, or you are a bookkeeper looking for an effective way to service your geographically separated customers, you will need remote access to your QuickBooks database.
Technology

Sleeter Group announces annual QuickBooks Awesome Add-On winners

The Sleeter Group recently announced its winners of the Awesome QuickBooks Add-ons for 2011. The accolade recognizes software programs, Web-based applications, and services that help enhance QuickBooks by giving users additional tools for managing their businesses.