Cloud

Practice

Are Your 'What If' Scenarios Based on Yesterday's Technology?

If your clients are still in the Excel era, they've got plenty of company. But they may find cloud computing provides more nimble forecasting of their business needs.
Technology

The Four Security Questions for a Cloud Move

According to leading IT experts, here are four questions you should always ask a cloud-based service provider. The answers will tell you if they're keeping your data secure.
A&A

Can Software Really Replace Accountants?

Changes are on the horizon that could empower accounting software users to the point when they don't need accountants any longer, and reduce the process to a turnkey program.
Practice

How Small Businesses Can Use Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops

The virtual desktop approach gives small and medium-sized businesses control over their environment, as well as customization options, while reducing labor overhead and hardware expenses.
Technology

The Cloud: One Company's Case Study

We've published many articles about the cloud. Here, one company relates why it decided to move its accounting and financials to the cloud, and explains how it did it—including its errors.
Practice

Intuit Injects Note of Caution on Cloud

Although the venerable accounting technology giant is onboard with the cloud, it advises firms to give a lot of thought and to take care of the details before making the move.
Technology

New Zealand-based Xero Makes Major Play for the Cloud

Yes, everyone talks about the cloud today and many are using it already. But for Xero CEO Rod Drury, the cloud is more than just another tool: It's the shape of things to come.
Practice

The Four Reasons to Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't just today's buzzword—it's a way to improve your business. Accountants can use the cloud to increase security, lower costs and enhance client service.
Practice

Sqrl Is a ‘Digital Hunter-Gatherer’ for Accounting Firms

The web-based application, launched last week by the founders of the Ohio-based online accounting firm Upsourced Accounting, efficiently collects and manages information for professional service organizations.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

FreshBooks Launches Android App for Small Business Accounting

On August 14, 2013, FreshBooks, the Cloud-based accounting solution designed exclusively for small business owners, launched an android app for service-based professionals who run their businesses on the go.
Technology

Study Finds Security and Integration among Top Technology Concerns

Systems security and finding a software solution that integrates financial data across multiple functions rank as family offices' top technology concerns, according to new research.
Technology

Mobilizing the Cloud for Small Business Accounting

With more than 1.3 million Intuit QuickBooks users alone accessing the online version, it's time for every accountant to take a look at what Cloud computing can offer for streamlining the process of everyday tasks.
A&A

Survey: Biggest Roadblocks to Protection from Corporate Risks Are Internal

Despite increasing stakeholder and regulatory pressure to improve governance, risk management, and compliance, organizations are significantly hindered from performing the task effectively.
Technology

Firms Must Also Look Internally to Keep Their IT Systems Secure

While you might think your IT systems are safe and secure, think again. One of the greatest security threats comes from a firm's own staff. Learn five ways your staff can wreck your IT systems and cost your business in lost productivity.
Technology

Mike Sabbatis Joins XCM Solutions' Board to Aid in Execution of Aggressive Growth Strategy

XCM Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of Cloud-based workflow management software for the accounting profession, announced the appointment of Mike Sabbatis to the XCM Solutions Board of Directors.
Technology

Growing Number of CFOs Using Mobile Technology for Money Management

A survey conducted by Bill.com of corporate financial executives shows a shift toward mobile money management. Two-thirds of respondents reported they now process at least some of their financial transactions on mobile devices.

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