Cloud

Technology

Microsoft Reveals New Office 2013 Pricing Scheme

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a major pivot in how it plans to market its flagship productivity suite in the future. In his latest article, David Ringstrom provides an overview of upcoming options.
Education & Careers

Webcast Explores VAT Implications in the Cloud

KPMG LLP will host a webcast focused on the value-added tax implications of doing business in the Cloud. The webcast will be broadcast tomorrow - September 19 - from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.
Technology

Backup Plan: Cloud Technology Invaluable When Disaster Strikes

Cloud backup technology drastically reduces the risk of security breaches, and it also minimizes disruptions to operations after manmade or natural disasters occur, such as fires or severe storms.
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.
Tax

KPMG Addresses Tax Issues Associated with Working in the Cloud

Do you have a client considering a move to the Cloud? If so, you and your client should be addressing certain tax issues before the move is made.
Practice Management

KPMG Survey Shows Companies Think Cloud Will Improve Data Analysis

After conducting a survey at the Oracle Open World conference, KPMG was able to glean some significant information regarding how companies are feeling about a move to the cloud. Overall, the survey made it clear that companies’ needs are driving their investment decisions when it comes to upgrading their ERP.
Technology

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.
Practice Management

Federal Agency Paves Way for Easier Move to the Cloud

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has released long-awaited details on a standardized program that is expected to smooth the way for the federal government's move to the cloud. Security risks are one of the main stumbling blocks for government agencies to make the move to a cloud-based solution.
Practice

New CSC Survey of More Than 3,500 Cloud Computing Users

A survey of IT decision makers found that the shift to cloud computing is driven primarily by a desire to connect employees through a multitude of computing devices. Thirty-three percent cited accessibility to information through multiple devices as their top reason for adopting cloud computing.
Technology

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.
Technology

SaaS Products Can Boost Your Firm's Success

Some accountants hesitate to adopt SaaS-based solutions. While they offer a variety of reasons for their hesitation, uncertainty seems to be the underlying one. However, accountants who adopted SaaS solutions over the last year have found increased success in their respective practices.
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

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.
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.
Technology

As Cloud computing overtakes industry, should private equity groups jump in?

As cloud computing storms the business world, it's impossible for private equity (PE) firms to ignore it. The real question is whether they should adopt it for their portfolio companies.

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