Technology news October 2013

Technology

How to Reinstall Microsoft Office When You Don't Have a Disc or Download

From time to time, you may need to reinstall Microsoft Office because you purchased a new computer or you're trying to resolve a program error. Or, in Excel 2010 and later, you may need to move between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Technology

Intuit Looks at Technology's Role in Accounting's Future

The next decade will see industries transition to a Cloud-enabled world where work can be accomplished anywhere, anytime. This will especially be true of the accounting profession, according to a new study by Intuit.
Technology

Restoring "Shrink One Page" in Word 2010 and 2013

Long-time Word users may recall a handy feature in Word 2007 and earlier called Shrink One Page. This feature may appear to have vanished from Word 2010 and 2013, but you can easily resurrect it.
Technology

Key Stages in the Inbound Marketing Process

One thing that seems to elude many professionals is how SEO, social media, pay-per-click advertising, and e-mail marketing play a role in inbound marketing. Brian Swanson has outlined the key steps in the inbound marketing process and provided details about each.
Technology

Xero Embarks on Inaugural Twenty-City National Road Show

Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Tax

'A Natural Evolution': Teresa Mackintosh Takes Helm of CCH

Almost eighteen months to the day that she began her tenure at CCH, Mackintosh is taking on a new responsibility: overseeing operations for the entire US CCH business as president and CEO.
Technology

Using Social Media for Business Part 3: How to Gain Followers on Your Company Page

Followership is the key to leadership. In the past, the culture of being a follower was falling in line, which was interpreted as being quiet and doing what you were told. Today, organizations that seek followership do so for much different reasons.
Technology

Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
Tax

Teresa Mackintosh Tapped to Lead CCH Tax & Accounting US

On October 15, Teresa Mackintosh, CPA, CITP, was named president and CEO of CCH Tax & Accounting US by parent company Wolters Kluwer, effective immediately.
Technology

Xero Unveils QuickBooks Conversion Service

San Francisco–based online accounting software provider Xero launched a free conversion platform on October 8 that will enable small businesses to migrate their Intuit QuickBooks data into Xero's Cloud accounting service.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
Technology

Using Social Media for Business Part 2: Setting Up a Company Page on Facebook and LinkedIn

In Part 2 of Michael Alter's social media series, you will learn how to create a company page on Facebook and LinkedIn as well as how to post and build followership.
Technology

Survey Finds Execs Worried about Social Media Risks

A recent survey of more than 100 senior-level executives found that while social media use by companies continues to grow, almost three-quarters of respondents are concerned about the potential risks.
Technology

Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 4 - Optimizing Workflow

Workflow, a sequence of connected steps or tasks, impacts the efficiency of a firm. In this article we will explore workflow, the fourth and final pillar of this document management article series.
Technology

Maximizing Social Media for Each Generation

Since interest in social media as a key marketing strategy shows no signs of waning, I thought I'd share responses I prepared when I served as a panelist during the New York Women in Communications Social Media Week event, "Bridging the Generation Gap: Reaching Baby Boomers, GenX, and Millennials."
Technology

Using Social Media for Business Part 1: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Participating in social media is rapidly becoming a necessity for businesses. In 2013, we're seeing discussions among business owners shifting away from why to participate to where and how to get involved.
Education & Careers

Creating Award-Winning Websites

A company website is so much more than a Yellow Pages ad, however many accounting firms have not moved beyond the concept of using the website as a static holding place for the company's address and a picture of the office building.

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