Technology news September 2013

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ITA Announces New Board of Directors Amidst Influx of Younger Members

The ITA, an independent professional association comprised of most of the nation's top thirty accounting firms, premier technology consultants, and leading technology vendors serving the accounting marketplace, announced on September 27 a new board of directors.
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Twenty-Five Ways to Use Excel's Name Box

It's pretty much impossible to use Excel and not notice the Name Box. Most users know this as the space in Excel where you can determine the address of the currently selected cell. A smaller subset of users relies on the Name Box as a navigation aid.
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Social Media Week 2013: Here's a Heap of Helpful Articles

Happy Social Media Week 2013 everyone! To celebrate, we've provided links to twenty articles on our website that can help accounting and tax practitioners use social media to benefit their firms.
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Survey Provides Insight into Cloud Computing Usage

What are organizations looking for in a Cloud solution? What concerns do they have about using a Cloud-based service? These were among the questions PC Connection asked more than 500 organizations.
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Website Traffic: What You Should Measure

Most firms invest in tracking ROI to evaluate their efforts and ensure effectiveness. So when it comes to your website and related inbound marketing efforts, the approach should be similar.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 3 - The Economics of Digital Document Storage

The economics of storage, a critical factor with document management, is the third of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
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What To Do When Excel Worksheet Tabs Go Missing

In addition to restoring vanished worksheet tabs, David Ringstrom also describes a couple of techniques for navigating workbooks easier, as well as other ways to find hidden worksheets.
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Tips for Developing Effective Mobile Websites

The emergence of digital marketing has significantly changed the accounting marketing profession. It used to be that if your firm had a website that provided basic information about your practice and a list of services, then you were set. However, this formula is no longer valid.
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Top Ten Trends from Boomer Technology Circles Summit

Last month, 278 people attended the 2013 Boomer Technology Circles Summit, which featured presentations on current technology issues, updates from accounting software vendors, and peer networking.
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NJSCPA Launches 'Twitter Tuesday Tips' on YouTube

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) recently started a weekly series of YouTube videos on social media secrets that can help businesses excel, with Twitter the initial platform featured.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 2 - Policy and Standardization

Policy and standardization, the development of a consistent firm-wide process around workflow and document management, make up the second of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
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Creating a "Chainsaw" List of Excel Worksheet Functions

Depending on your version of Excel, you have nearly 500 different worksheet functions at your disposal. Some worksheets functions are like the chainsaw in my garage. I don't use them very often, but when I do, no other tool will suffice.
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Survey Finds Nonprofits Facing Obstacles Managing Data

While transforming membership data into business intelligence is a top priority for strategic non-for-profit leaders, managing that data successfully can be a challenge.