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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Microsoft Reveals New Office 2013 Pricing Scheme

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a major pivot in how it plans to market its flagship productivity suite in the future. In his latest article, David Ringstrom provides an overview of upcoming options.
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Working Smarter with Document Management

Effectively gathering and organizing electronic client documents as they flow into an accounting firm is just as critical as how they are processed, stored, and delivered back to clients.
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Tax Departments and the Cloud

KPMG LLP survey results show that a majority of tax departments are being left out of Cloud decision-making discussions, raising the possibility of tax risks, lost cost-saving opportunities, and decreased ROI for Cloud projects.
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EBRI Rolls Out Free Retirement Savings App

While thousands of smartphone apps have been developed to help people spend money, a new one has been developed to help Americans save: The Ballpark E$timate® iPhone app.
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Transposing Data in Excel Worksheets

Excel expert, David Ringstrom, CPA, shows you how you can transform a list of data into a columnar list.
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Digital Practice Made Simple

The concept of the Cloud and going paperless have been around for some time, but the trend is streaming down more rapidly to smaller firms whose owners are hearing the benefits from their peers.
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Backup Plan: Cloud Technology Invaluable When Disaster Strikes

Cloud backup technology drastically reduces the risk of security breaches, and it also minimizes disruptions to operations after manmade or natural disasters occur, such as fires or severe storms.
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Microsoft Excel: Taking the Pain Out of Freezing Panes

Freezing or unfreezing worksheet panes typically involves multiple mouse clicks, but Excel expert David Ringstrom shows you a way to carry out this task with a single keystroke.
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Yes, Microsoft Excel Is Talking to You

From time to time, you may need to compare a set of figures or text in an Excel spreadsheet to a paper document, and doing so can be time consuming and error-prone. Expert David Ringstrom offers a better approach.
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Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
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FreshBooks Announces Evolution to Cloud Accounting

Mike McDerment, CEO and cofounder of FreshBooks, announces new Cloud accounting capabilities available from FreshBooks.
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Microsoft to Fully Embrace Open Document Standards

After years of hegemony, Microsoft has finally acknowledged that the world wants to be able to save documents in open formats that are freely shareable with other software applications.
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CFOs Weigh In on Benefits of Cloud Computing

A majority of top finance executives in US companies foresee Cloud computing lowering costs and helping their businesses succeed in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by CFO Research.

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