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Technology

Collaborating with Your Clients in the Cloud

While the days of driving to your clients' offices may not be numbered, many accountants are taking advantage of technological advances to more efficiently collaborate with their clients from afar.
Technology

Tips to Help Prevent Identity and Data Theft

Information security is a 24-7, year-round job. Failing to properly monitor and respond in real time to threats exposes organizations, clients, and business partners to risks that could do significant harm to their companies.
Technology

Three Ways to Fill Blank Cells within Excel Spreadsheets

Periodically, you may have a need to fill in gaps within an Excel spreadsheet. One way to do so is to manually fill in each cell, but in this article, I'll show you three easy alternatives.
Technology

Homeland Security Warns of Java Vulnerability

IMPORTANT ALERT: Computer security sites across the Internet lit up last week with the news that hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in the ubiquitous Java software that resides on many computers.
Technology

Smartphones Take Over

In his forward-thinking book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology," the late Dr. Neil Postman of New York University observed that the introduction of the automobile at the start of the twentieth century had a dramatic impact on society.
Technology

Cyberattacks and Hacktivism – Take Cover!

Cybersecurity experts at Deloitte are warning that when it comes to cyberattacks, it's not a question of "if" but "when." A new study shows 88 percent of technology, media, and telecommunications companies don't think they're vulnerable.
Technology

Social Media Trends: Where Does Your Firm Stand?

No one can deny that social media is on everyone's mind. Instead of looking at what everyone else is doing, let's look at what other accounting firms are doing - or at least thinking about doing.
Technology

Establish Your Business Presence Using the Web

Internet-based tools have become so varied and easy to use that almost all firms can take advantage of them to build a professional presence using their websites, e-mail, social media, blogs, videos, and SEO.
Technology

Hide and Unhide Multiple Excel Worksheets with Ease

It's easy to hide worksheets in Excel, but unhiding multiple worksheets within a given workbook can be a tedious exercise. Users who don't know otherwise are relegated to unhiding worksheets one at a time.
Technology

"Big Data" for Small Businesses and Consumers

Small business owners and consumers – users of mobile devices and social media – have the potential to revolutionize economic activity and will soon become the drivers of "big data" science.
Technology

Utilizing Excel's COUNTIF Function to Break Ties

If two items on a list share the same value, MATCH/INDEX will return the same name for both items. Excel expert David Ringstrom describes how to use the COUNTIF function to create a tiebreaker in such situations.
Education & Careers

Conference Goers Headed to the Cloud

The three-day Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference gathered nearly 400 accounting professionals to discuss the changing landscape ushered in by exciting new technologies.
Technology

Identifying Largest and Smallest Values in an Excel List

Excel guru David Ringstrom explains how to rank a series of items within an Excel spreadsheet using the LARGE and SMALL functions.
Practice

How Baker Tilly Successfully Approached Social Media

Baker Tilly tailors accounting and advisory services to more than ten industries, so when the time came to develop its approach to social media, it was clear that a one-size-fits-all strategy wouldn't work.
Practice

Recruiting Top Talent Where They "Live"

If you're looking to recruit anyone with a sense of adventure or fun, especially Gen Xers/Yers, the best thing you can do is highlight the personal (read: non-accounting) side of your firm and do it where they "live."
Technology

Managing Protected View in Excel 2010/2013

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explains Protected View and how you can adjust this security measure to suit your needs.
Technology

Creating a Branded Signature in Microsoft Outlook

An e-mail should be handled with the same level of care as a message leaving your office on company letterhead - it should include a signature that's professional and branded to promote your business.
Technology

Microsoft Outlook: Disabling the Send without a Location Prompt

Outlook often tries to be helpful and alert you when you've left the Location field blank within a meeting request. David Ringstrom explains how you can eliminate getting a prompt.
Technology

Holiday Gadget Wish List 2012

Gifts and gadgets go hand in hand. What new items will suit the occasion - for productivity at work or play at home? I searched for the best new and interesting gifts from the tech world and compiled this Holiday Gadget Wish List 2012. Enjoy!
Practice

Market Your Firm by Improving Your Website

An accountant's website must be more than a glorified business brochure. Ongoing improvements to a website will keep it fresh for new prospects and continually interesting for existing clients.

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