It's not just the IRS that's been madly updating forms for the 2012 filing season. Right on schedule, Glenn Reeves of Kansas has released his sixteenth spreadsheet-based version of the US Individual Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040.
The latest incarnation, or rather incarnations, of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite were released on January 29, 2013. The plural reference is a nod toward both the web-based Office 365 version as well as the new Office 2013 desktop versions.
Marketing and internal technology have, in the past, been two departments that were adversarial in many companies. The gap was easy to define. But it's increasingly necessary that the two areas work closely together.
Many accountants use social media for their business as a way to be present online where the like-minded linger. Social media can start and nurture conversations between you and clients, prospects, and other business partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."