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Gone Phishing: Dealing with Internet Thugs

Members of the legal and financial community have received a phishing message in the past week purportedly from AccountingWEB. As with the other phishing schemes, this message is not a legitimate message, it should be deleted, and any attachments should be ignored.
Practice Development

How Web Sites Can Be Used to Recruit Clients

Your Web site should be a profit center for your accounting practice and generate a steady flow of qualified leads. If it is not, then something is wrong....
AccountingWEB Life

Sleeter Group's 2012 Awesome Add-Ons Awards Recognize Tools for Efficiency and Productivity

The 2012 "Awesome Add-Ons" were announced earlier this month at the Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, recognizing technologies that can work with common business accounting and management systems to help small businesses be more efficient and productive.
Technology

The Future of Technology is Here - Are You Ready?

Business software developer The Access Group predicts that businesses are in for some radical structural changes.
Practice Development

Resilience Planning is Step One for Migration to Cloud

There remains a lingering lack confidence in the resilience of many Cloud solutions. The CIO must look at moving the Cloud computing discussion past technology and economics and onto the major benefits such as business agility, time to market, and competitive positioning
Practice Development

Cloud Skills Can Translate into Success in 2012

Cloud Computing skills are top of the to do list for ICT professionals if they want their careers to flourish in 2012, along with business analytics, mobile computing, and social business.
Technology

CPA.com: New e-Mail Service for AICPA Members

CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will offer a CPA-branded email service for members on CPA2Biz’s new umbrella brand, CPA.com in coming weeks.
Technology

QR Codes Provide New Way To Market Your Practice

Have you considered using QR Codes to promote your accounting practice? Kara Haas asks and answers the most common questions about how this new technology tool is changing the marketing landscape.
Technology

Intuit's New QuickBooks Online Accountant Brings the Cloud – and Its Benefits – to Accountants

Intuit has introduced a new product: QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA). This add-on to QuickBooks Online is aimed squarely at helping accountants serve their clients more efficiently.
A&A

Is Your Accounting Firm 'Future-Ready'?

Speaking at the 2012 CCH User Conference in San Antonio, TX, Mike Sabbatis, CEO of CCH North America talked to the approximately 1,200 conference about the future-ready firm.
A&A

CCH 2011 User Conference Focuses on Innovation

Innovative thought is the theme at CCH Connections, this year's annual CCH User Conference, and the Thomas Paine statement of "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," has never been more appropriate than it is today.
A&A

Thomson Reuters User Conference Sets the Right Tone for Learning, Innovation

Over 800 members of the Thomson Reuters tax and accounting community gathered in San Diego last week to learn about the latest innovations in their software, experiment with new tools, and connect with peers, colleagues, and members of the Thomson Reuters staff.
AccountingWEB Life

THRIVEal+CPA Network – Like-Minded Professionals Looking for a New Way To Do Business

It didn't take long for Patti Scharf, CPA, to see a trend developing among her small business clients: She was handing out monthly financial statements, but her clients didn't seem all that interested in the information she was providing.
Technology

Thomson Reuters NetClient CS Users Share Client Portal Experiences

There used to be a time when financial professionals at tax and accounting firms spent hours of their time in back offices copying returns in triplicate or communicating with their clients through daylong games of phone tag or trips to the post office.
Technology

Is Your Future Cloudy? Cloud Computing and Accountants

By definition, cloud computing is Web-based computing, whereby shared resources, both software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand through an Internet connection.
Technology

Avalara Announces Release of AvaTax 1099

Avalara, a provider of fully automated, up-to-date sales and use tax compliance solutions, has announced the availability of AvaTax 1099, a cloud-based solution for end-to-end 1099 reporting.
A&A

Rapid Corporate Adoption Curve Proclaims "Cloud Is Now"

The vast majority of senior executives said their organizations have already moved at least some business activities to the cloud and expect their 2012 investment to skyrocket.
A&A

Moving To the Cloud: What, When, and How?

Recently the conversation in the enterprise IT department has shifted for many from "should we be moving to the Cloud?" to "what, when and how are we moving to the Cloud" as many of the key benefits of the Cloud model - reduced costs and management overhead, flexibility and scalability and accessibility - become increasingly well understood and accepted.
Technology

Technology and Environment Were Top Themes at KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit

At the latest KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit, where the environment and technology were key themes, over 50 percent of the audience said that the green agenda is a top strategic priority for their organizations, and 35 percent felt the cloud will be the greatest transformation from a technological point of view.
A&A

New XBRL and proposed 2012 US GAAP financial reporting taxonomy released

The IFRS Foundation, the oversight body of the International Accounting Standards Boards (IASB), has announced that it has completed the first part of its project to address requests for extensions to the IFRS XBRL taxonomy.

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