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.
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.
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some of the headaches associated with traditional personal computers, such as crashes, program updates, viruses, outdated hardware, etc.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.