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Creating Award-Winning Websites

A company website is so much more than a Yellow Pages ad, however many accounting firms have not moved beyond the concept of using the website as a static holding place for the company's address and a picture of the office building.
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ITA Announces New Board of Directors Amidst Influx of Younger Members

The ITA, an independent professional association comprised of most of the nation's top thirty accounting firms, premier technology consultants, and leading technology vendors serving the accounting marketplace, announced on September 27 a new board of directors.
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Twenty-Five Ways to Use Excel's Name Box

It's pretty much impossible to use Excel and not notice the Name Box. Most users know this as the space in Excel where you can determine the address of the currently selected cell. A smaller subset of users relies on the Name Box as a navigation aid.
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Social Media Week 2013: Here's a Heap of Helpful Articles

Happy Social Media Week 2013 everyone! To celebrate, we've provided links to twenty articles on our website that can help accounting and tax practitioners use social media to benefit their firms.
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Survey Provides Insight into Cloud Computing Usage

What are organizations looking for in a Cloud solution? What concerns do they have about using a Cloud-based service? These were among the questions PC Connection asked more than 500 organizations.
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Website Traffic: What You Should Measure

Most firms invest in tracking ROI to evaluate their efforts and ensure effectiveness. So when it comes to your website and related inbound marketing efforts, the approach should be similar.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 3 - The Economics of Digital Document Storage

The economics of storage, a critical factor with document management, is the third of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
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What To Do When Excel Worksheet Tabs Go Missing

In addition to restoring vanished worksheet tabs, David Ringstrom also describes a couple of techniques for navigating workbooks easier, as well as other ways to find hidden worksheets.
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Tips for Developing Effective Mobile Websites

The emergence of digital marketing has significantly changed the accounting marketing profession. It used to be that if your firm had a website that provided basic information about your practice and a list of services, then you were set. However, this formula is no longer valid.
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Top Ten Trends from Boomer Technology Circles Summit

Last month, 278 people attended the 2013 Boomer Technology Circles Summit, which featured presentations on current technology issues, updates from accounting software vendors, and peer networking.
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NJSCPA Launches 'Twitter Tuesday Tips' on YouTube

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) recently started a weekly series of YouTube videos on social media secrets that can help businesses excel, with Twitter the initial platform featured.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 2 - Policy and Standardization

Policy and standardization, the development of a consistent firm-wide process around workflow and document management, make up the second of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
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Creating a "Chainsaw" List of Excel Worksheet Functions

Depending on your version of Excel, you have nearly 500 different worksheet functions at your disposal. Some worksheets functions are like the chainsaw in my garage. I don't use them very often, but when I do, no other tool will suffice.
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Survey Finds Nonprofits Facing Obstacles Managing Data

While transforming membership data into business intelligence is a top priority for strategic non-for-profit leaders, managing that data successfully can be a challenge.
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Scheduling Conflict: Xero and Intuit Hold Events September 4-5

Two competing small business accounting software providers will be hosting events on the same two days within nearly forty miles of each other in California September 4 and 5, 2013.
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Is a Hybrid Cloud a Reality for CPA Firms?

In short, no. It may be a matter of nuance of terms but, nonetheless, an important aspect to hone in on so we can get a truer picture of things.
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Survey Reveals Majority of Workers Would Rather Work from Home

With discussions about the pros and cons of telecommuting taking place throughout organizations around the world, Kona, the social collaboration platform from Deltek, released the results of a survey showcasing public sentiment on the issue.
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Technology Driving Growth for Small Businesses

What's driving growth for small businesses? According to 72 percent of small businesses surveyed recently by SurePayroll Inc., it's technology – not new hiring – as more companies are doing business online now than a year ago.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 1 - Interoperability - Accounting Firm Technologies Working Together

Using an overlay of software, services, and technologies to manage work is no longer the exception, it's the norm. How well these products work together is termed "interoperability."
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5 Tips to Prevent BYOD Security Breaches at Your Firm

To eliminate redundancy and reduce costs, many companies have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for their employees. But without the appropriate security controls in place, BYOD could turn into a security nightmare for a firm’s senior management and IT staff.

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