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CFOs Weigh In on Benefits of Cloud Computing

A majority of top finance executives in US companies foresee Cloud computing lowering costs and helping their businesses succeed in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by CFO Research.

Xero and ADP's New Online Payroll Platform

Thanks to a general ledger integration between Xero's online accounting software and ADP's RUN Powered by ADP payroll platform, accountants now have a new payroll platform option.

7 Agencies Make Progress on 'Cloud First' Policy

According to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), progress is being made in implementing the "Cloud first" policy.

Microsoft Includes Cloud in Office 2013 and 365

Microsoft recently unveiled its Office 2013 and Office 365 software. Customers will still be able to purchase them on CD, but Microsoft is hoping consumers will get on board with its Cloud version.

First Look at Excel 2013

The "customer preview," or public beta version, of Office 2013 became available today. Excel expert David Ringstrom gives you a quick overview.

New 'Agile Tax' Takes Storefront Tax Preparation to the Cloud

The tax and accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced the introduction of Agile Tax, a new production-grade tax software designed exclusively for the Cloud.

Xero's New Cloud-Based WorkflowMax

Xero has recently added WorkflowMax - a complete practice management suite ‒ to its Cloud-based offerings.
Practice Management

Cloud Computing Versus Software as a Service

As our world becomes more and more connected, the terms used to describe online services blur into abstraction. In this article, I'll clarify the terms "cloud computing" versus "software as a service," often referred to as SaaS.

Shoeboxed Becomes Newest Member of CloudSolutions Alliance

The CloudSolutions Alliance, an accountant-focused educational collaborative comprised of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., XCM Solutions, SmartVault, FreshBooks, and Avalara, announced the addition of Shoeboxed.
Community News

IC Opportunities Honors Innovative Technology Developer

At the inaugural IC Opportunities event in Schaumburg, Illinois, this February, there was a vibrant, envelope-pushing discussion among young and young-thinking accountants about how to move the profession forward and adapt to the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy business world.

Cloud Chiefs Talk Myths, Trends, and the Future for Business IT

In February, Microsoft News Center (MNC) spoke with Kurt DelBene, President of the Microsoft Office Division, and Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, about what's new and what's unchanged with cloud computing. Here's what they had to say.

On the Horizon: A New Version of Microsoft Office

Microsoft announced that the next version of its flagship productivity suite has entered the "technical preview" phase of its development cycle. This program allows Microsoft customers to test and provide feedback on what's currently known as Office 15.


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