Technology news August 2012

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Yes, Microsoft Excel Is Talking to You

From time to time, you may need to compare a set of figures or text in an Excel spreadsheet to a paper document, and doing so can be time consuming and error-prone. Expert David Ringstrom offers a better approach.
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Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
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FreshBooks Announces Evolution to Cloud Accounting

Mike McDerment, CEO and cofounder of FreshBooks, announces new Cloud accounting capabilities available from FreshBooks.
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Microsoft to Fully Embrace Open Document Standards

After years of hegemony, Microsoft has finally acknowledged that the world wants to be able to save documents in open formats that are freely shareable with other software applications.
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CFOs Weigh In on Benefits of Cloud Computing

A majority of top finance executives in US companies foresee Cloud computing lowering costs and helping their businesses succeed in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by CFO Research.
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Sage Leaders Have Vision for the Future

At the annual Sage Summit customer and partner conference, Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon and CTO Himanshu Palsule unveiled details of the company's strategy to help small and midsized businesses take advantage of mobile devices and the Cloud to better manage their business processes.
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Sage Announces North American Award Winners

Sage North America kicked off its 2012 partner/customer conference event, the Sage Summit Conference, this week in Nashville, TN with the announcement of the recipients of the 2011-2012 Sage Partner Advantage Awards
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Excel Tip: Calculating Interest

In his latest article in our Excel Tips series, expert David Ringstrom explains how to calculate interest within a single worksheet cell.
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What's VDI? Is It Right for Your Firm?

VDI is a hyped term in the tech market right now, and it has become ambiguous - it's more a concept than a technology. VDI encompasses a suite of technologies, so it's important to distinguish between what's being delivered and how it's set up.
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Freed Maxick: A Twitter Marketing Success Story

Freed Maxick CPAs has been chosen by Twitter for a case study being promoted on Twitter's website for advertisers. The firm's revenue has increased by 110 percent from Twitter-generated leads from the paid platform.
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Managing Excel Add-ins

In his latest article in our Excel Tips series, expert David Ringstrom explains how to manage Excel add-ins, including all the toolbars, ribbons, and headaches that come with them.
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Xero and ADP's New Online Payroll Platform

Thanks to a general ledger integration between Xero's online accounting software and ADP's RUN Powered by ADP payroll platform, accountants now have a new payroll platform option.

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