Cloud

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.
AccountingWEB Life

Facebook enhances its privacy settings, but users also must do their part

Facebook recently announced changes that will make it easier for users to know as well as to control who is able to see their posts, photos, tags, and profiles.
Technology

Will the Google Chromebook revolutionize the industry?

Chromebook is designed specifically to work with the cloud environment. It alleviates some of the headaches associated with traditional personal computers, such as crashes, program updates, viruses, outdated hardware, etc.
AccountingWEB Life

New computing solutions are sending small businesses to the Cloud

Cloud services make it possible for business owners to get anywhere, anytime access to all the information they need to run their business. Similarly, if you need to allow a third party to view information, then holding that information in a central location like the Cloud offers the additional flexibility to do that.
Practice Development

Remote vs. Cloud: The perks of working with clients in cyberspace

There are many benefits to working with clients utilizing Web-based software applications. Remote technology applications eliminate unnecessary travel and the need for onsite data exchange.
Practice Development

Preparing your client to move to the Cloud

Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to move your practice to the Cloud. Are you finding your clients moving forward along with you with equal enthusiasm? How can you prepare your clients mentally when you are presenting a move to the Cloud or suggesting online products as a solution for maintaining their financial data?
Technology

Office 365: Microsoft takes to the Cloud

Where Office Live was more of a personal Cloud that gave you access to the Office tools, Office 365 is a true corporate environment that, within the beta system at least, will let you cater to and collaborate with up to 25 colleagues.
Practice Management

Increased business use of mobile devices is top IT challenge

The proliferation of smartphones, tablet computers, and mobile devices in the workplace emerged for the first time as the top business technology concern for CPAs and financial executives, according to the 2011 Top Technology Initiatives Survey by the AICPA.
Practice Development

Survey: 82% of top 100 accounting firms tie new tech to client retention, firm growth

The largest U.S. accounting firms believe they are nearly 100 percent focused on client needs and expectations, and perceived by their clients as technologically savvy, with the adoption of paperless and cloud-based technologies, according to a recent survey.
Technology

Class action lawsuit against QuickBooks a possibility

Several brief outages to Intuit’s QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll Subscription Service prompted a group of Dallas title attorneys to file a proposed class action against the company.
Practice Development

New network focuses on closing gap between old and young accountants

Jason Blumer believes that technological advancements and new workflow strategies have caused a gap between old-school accounting professionals and the younger generation of CPAs. Jason Bramwell reports.
Practice Management

Embracing change in the accounting profession

I hear it all too often from the old guard who are retiring: "I'm worn out," or "I'm too old for all of these techy changes," or "Developing the next set of partners for our firm is just too time consuming."
Technology

Microsoft Office Moves into the Cloud

Many businesses aren’t comfortable with having mission-critical applications and data residing in the Cloud, but this combination of low cost and high flexibility might cause skeptics to pause and consider the possibilities.
Technology

Survey: Executives' organizations moving to Cloud-based services within two years

Business and government executives expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a recent survey.
Technology

What CPAs need to know about Cloud security

No computing environment is completely secure. However, some environments are more secure than others.
Technology

Intuit uses social media during service outage

Routine maintenance exposed a hole in Intuit's online infrastructure last week. According to the company, an accidental power failure took down both primary and backup systems, which, in turn, caused disruptions to several Web sites and online services.
A&A

PricewaterhouseCoopers offers guidance on cloud computing, resolving technology barriers

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has released its executive publication, "10Minutes on the Cloud," which is part of its 10Minutes series providing "straight to-the-point" perspectives on critical business issues for senior executives.

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