Technology news April 2012

Technology

Excel Tip: Calculating Straight-Line Depreciation

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
Practice

New Technology That Sharpens the Ability to Read Nonverbal Cues

A Herman Group Trend Alert reported that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has developed special glasses that use a built-in camera linked to software to analyze the facial micro-expressions of a person who is talking directly to another person.
AccountingWEB Life

Wishing for an Assistant?

Managing a small accounting practice - or any small business - has its ups and downs. Sure, you can select your colleagues, your clients, your phone and computer equipment, collateral, and even your holidays. But that also leaves you in charge of HR, IT, and marketing on top of serving - and finding - your clients.
Technology

Excel Tip: Automatic Backup of Key Excel Workbooks

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
Technology

AICPA Survey: Technology Has Made It Easier to Spend, Not Save

All those songs, games, apps, mobile connections, and movie downloads are taking a toll on Americans' wallets, with more than half of US adults saying technology has made it easier to spend money and only 3 percent saying it has made it easier to save, according to a survey conducted for the AICPA.
Practice Management

Cloud Computing Versus Software as a Service

As our world becomes more and more connected, the terms used to describe online services blur into abstraction. In this article, I'll clarify the terms "cloud computing" versus "software as a service," often referred to as SaaS.
Technology

Shoeboxed Becomes Newest Member of CloudSolutions Alliance

The CloudSolutions Alliance, an accountant-focused educational collaborative comprised of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., XCM Solutions, SmartVault, FreshBooks, and Avalara, announced the addition of Shoeboxed.
Practice

No More Bad Bookkeeping

What would it be like to receive clean and concise financial data from your clients? Wayne Zielke, CA, founder of LedgersOnline, assembled a team of financial and technology gurus to create online and accounting bookkeeping services to assist small and medium-sized businesses.
Technology

Excel Tip: Data Entry Shortcut

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
Technology

Excel Tip: Pasting Text into Excel 2010

Excel expert David Ringstrom is sharing his tips for optimizing the way you use Excel in our new Excel Tips series.
Practice

IC Opportunities Honors Innovative Technology Developer

At the inaugural IC Opportunities event in Schaumburg, Illinois, this February, there was a vibrant, envelope-pushing discussion among young and young-thinking accountants about how to move the profession forward and adapt to the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy business world.