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Companies Struggle to Keep Pace with Information Security Solutions

Organizations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies, according to recent research.
Education & Careers

HR Needs to Step Up Tech Usage to Show Value to Their Business

Globalization, talent constraints, and new technology pose significant opportunities for material change in human resources, according to new research.
Technology

Automating Excel Spreadsheet Report Titles

Many users tire of retyping report titles such as "For the Period Ended October 31, 2012" month after month. Excel expert David Ringstrom explains a couple of techniques you can use to simplify, and even automate, such date-based report titles.
Technology

Accounting Software Can Be Beautiful

Built for the web from the ground up in 2006 by a technology entrepreneur and a small business accountant, Xero - "the beautiful accounting software" - has been design led and focused on usability from the very start.
Technology

Trapping Errors within Excel Formulas

Sometimes a formula you craft will return an error, such as #DIV/0! or #N/A. Many users overcome this by using combinations of the IF, ISERROR, and ISNA worksheet functions. However, using these functions in concert can result in complex formulas.
Technology

The Microsoft 'Election'

Once again I'm faced with that perplexing quadrennial conundrum: whether to replace an incumbent that's served me well for the most part with a challenger that offers a radically new direction. That's right, I must decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8.
Technology

The Sleeter Group's 'Awesome Applications' Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's "Awesome Applications" Award Winners! The winning companies were announced at The Sleeter Group's 2012 Accounting Solutions Conference October 22.
Practice

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Transposing Data in Excel Worksheets

Excel expert, David Ringstrom, CPA, shows you how you can transform a list of data into a columnar list.
Technology

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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