Technology news December 2013

Technology

AccountingWEB's Top Five Excel Tips From 2013

What do accountants count on most to do their jobs well? Yes, coffee is a good answer. No, I'm not thinking of booze. If you eliminate any and all kinds of medicating, the smart money is on Microsoft Excel.
Practice

Social Networking at Work Is a Major Risk with Large Costs

Spending time on social networks appears to be normal behavior at most workplaces. Employers need to deal with its risks and minimize its costs. Employees should consider the potential ramifications of every post they make.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Sells Outsourcing Businesses to EY

New York-based Thomson Reuters sold its US tax preparation and court accounting outsourcing businesses to Ernst & Young LLP, the two companies announced on December 17.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: KPMG's Best Year Ever

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 13.
Practice

Marketing Your Cloud Accounting Services Differently Than Audit and Tax

Predominantly, when I meet with new firms and go over the Cloud accounting services opportunity, the first thing they want to do is start putting together a marketing plan. Most firms quickly find they're lost when they start this way.
Technology

The Curious Case of Strikethrough in Word and Excel

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, describes a couple of ways that you can streamline access to the strikethrough feature – and pretty much any feature – in both Word and Excel.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: How Twitter Masks Its Losses

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 5.
Tax

IRS Testing BYOD Policy for Employees

The IRS is piloting a program that would allow employees access to work e-mail and other services on their personal smartphones, but according TIGTA, the IRS program should be cost effective and a full cost-benefit analysis is needed.
Technology

Top Five Tips on What Makes a Facebook Company Page Great

Taking steps to make your Facebook company page great will increase the exposure of your business, which could result in increased sales. Consider these top five tips from Michael Alter.

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