Technology news August 2011

Technology

Beyond the cubicle: Virtual office workers look to new technology to enhance mobility and efficiency

When Mark Freedman left the Maryland accounting firm he had worked with for more than thirty years to establish his own accounting practice in Cave Creek, Arizona, he discovered a newfound freedom as the proprietor of his own business.
Technology

IRS command center can do more to protect IT

The IRS has not gone far enough in implementing best practices at its Service Operations Command Center, which ensures the normal operation of mainframes and servers used to receive and process tax returns.
AccountingWEB Life

New computing solutions are sending small businesses to the Cloud

Cloud services make it possible for business owners to get anywhere, anytime access to all the information they need to run their business. Similarly, if you need to allow a third party to view information, then holding that information in a central location like the Cloud offers the additional flexibility to do that.
Practice Development

Plus one more: Google adds to the social media scene with Google+

Late in June, Google offered yet another choice in Social Media, Google+. Are you ready to add one more social networking site to your to-do list?
Practice Development

Remote vs. Cloud: The perks of working with clients in cyberspace

There are many benefits to working with clients utilizing Web-based software applications. Remote technology applications eliminate unnecessary travel and the need for onsite data exchange.
Practice Development

Preparing your client to move to the Cloud

Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to move your practice to the Cloud. Are you finding your clients moving forward along with you with equal enthusiasm? How can you prepare your clients mentally when you are presenting a move to the Cloud or suggesting online products as a solution for maintaining their financial data?
Technology

Leveraging technology tools in your firm

Leverage and accounting firms go hand in hand. While many of us grasp the staff leverage concept, we rarely understand how to properly leverage other aspects of our business effectively. That being said, the chief tool in each of our offices is technology.
A&A

MACPA embraces XBRL in case study for private companies and nonprofits

Historically, the conversation about XBRL has centered on public companies, thanks to its promise of delivering timely, accurate, and transparent financial information to investors. That conversation is beginning to shift.
Technology

Chrometa introduces "Automatic Time Capture" add-on for QuickBooks

Chrometa LLC, creator of time capture tools, has announced the compatibility of its Chrometa time-tracking software with QuickBooks.
Technology

PlanGuru releases its enhanced budgeting and forecasting software package: PlanGuru 2011

PlanGuru announced the launch of its new product, PlanGuru 2011, a complete rewrite of its budgeting and forecasting software.
Technology

New River Innovation announces alliance with Drake Software

New River Innovation has announced a new alliance with Drake Software, a tax preparation solution vendor. The multiyear partnership provides New River Innovation with an established channel for introducing Beyond415 to the tax and accounting market.

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