Technology news October 2012

Technology

Accounting Software Can Be Beautiful

Built for the web from the ground up in 2006 by a technology entrepreneur and a small business accountant, Xero - "the beautiful accounting software" - has been design led and focused on usability from the very start.
Technology

Trapping Errors within Excel Formulas

Sometimes a formula you craft will return an error, such as #DIV/0! or #N/A. Many users overcome this by using combinations of the IF, ISERROR, and ISNA worksheet functions. However, using these functions in concert can result in complex formulas.
Technology

The Microsoft 'Election'

Once again I'm faced with that perplexing quadrennial conundrum: whether to replace an incumbent that's served me well for the most part with a challenger that offers a radically new direction. That's right, I must decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8.
Technology

The Sleeter Group's 'Awesome Applications' Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's "Awesome Applications" Award Winners! The winning companies were announced at The Sleeter Group's 2012 Accounting Solutions Conference October 22.
Practice

Validate Your Marketing with Google Trends

Many of us marketers go off our "gut," which can get us in trouble as many times as it can aid us. Google Trends allows us to test our gut with TONS of data that is free and readily available.
Technology

Microsoft Office 2013 Crosses RTM Threshold

Microsoft Office 2013 has crossed an important threshold referred to in the industry as Release to Manufacturing (RTM). This means the development team has finalized the flagship suite and beta testing is complete.
Education & Careers

Tech Dinosaurs: Tape Recorders and Fax Machines Top the List

As part of its "Office Endangered Species" study, LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals and asked which office tools and trends will most likely not be seen in offices by the year 2017, and what tools they dream of having.
Technology

Little Known Techniques for Opening Excel Files

David Ringstrom, an expert in Excel, explains hidden techniques you can use to give you more control when opening unfamiliar spreadsheets.
Education & Careers

ITA Honors Ron Eagle with President Emeritus Title

The ITA announced it bestowed the title of President Emeritus to Ron Eagle. After fifteen years of being involved in the founding and leadership of the association, Eagle retired from his position of president on August 31.
Education & Careers

Virtual Conference Addresses Cloud Accounting

While the accounting industry moves to the Cloud, it makes sense to hold a conference in the Cloud as well. Attend and you'll learn practice-growth tips from two accounting industry thought leaders and much more.
Technology

Xero Touch App Now Available for Android Users

Seventy-three percent of small businesses say their biggest stressors are managing revenue, expenses, and collecting overdue payments. Xero has made it easier to stay on top of cash flow with its new Xero Touch app for android users.

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