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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.
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AccountingWEB Readers Find Time Management a Challenge

Few readers think time management is their strong suit, with the vast majority of respondents to a recent survey – 87.3 percent – saying they're either "OK, not great" at it or "could use some improvement." It's no wonder. During tax season, most accountants feel the tensions of too much work and too little time.
Practice Management

KPMG Repair Regulations Survey - Tax Execs Unsure of Business Impact

Tax executives are unsure what impact the IRS’s recently released “Repair Regulations” might have on their businesses, but they expect the new rules to be more difficult to administer or comply with in practice, according to results of a survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm.
Practice Management

Tighten Up Your Time Management – Four Tips for the New Year

Michael Goodman CPA, CFP, PFS, has always been sensitive to time management. Nearly sixteen years ago, he took a personal productivity class that has influenced the way he conducts his days. Since that class, Goodman has been creating and systemizing his time management procedures.
AccountingWEB Life

Five Techniques for Corralling Your E-mail Inbox

Like it or not, your e-mail inbox is likely the place where you spend the majority of your time at work. That means it's time to take some practical steps to improve your handling of e-mail; i.e., spend less time in your inbox and more time on productive, value-added activities.
Practice Management

Small Firms Can Capitalize on Their Size to Compete with Big Regionals

A survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council shows that 90 percent of the 1,753 adult participants have a "somewhat or very favorable view" of small businesses, versus 61 percent who feel that way about major companies.
Practice

Unlimited access: Client portals revolutionize business practices

Accountants will tell you that client portal technology is no longer an accessory for accounting firms – it is a necessity for firms that want to do business in the ever-expanding world of wired commerce.
Practice

ROI and Efficiency: The advantages of using a document management system

When document management systems (DMS) and paperless accounting firms first became trendy, some accounting firms decided to become early adopters. But other accounting firms have been more cautious, choosing to wait before rushing into DMS and paperless offices.
Education & Careers

Is it legal to only hire the already-employed? The problems with must-be-employed rules

In their quest to find qualified workers, some employers are explicitly stating that they will only hire those who are already employed and will not consider the unemployed.
Practice Management

Got perspective? Without it, you don't "get it"

To really engage, embrace and include, it's not enough to learn the typical attributes of the different generations. Significantly, the four generations in the workplace don't understand each other's underlying perspectives and formational influences very well.
Practice Management

Insights for the generations on communication

Generational guru Phyllis Weiss Haserot has outlined some insights for the generations on communication as she observes and evaluates style, media, what employers look for and what comes next.
Practice Management

Measuring trust in business

Trust is a vital element of business, yet it's difficult to measure and often gets overlooked. Two research groups have devised their own rating systems to determine which companies are most trustworthy.
Practice Management

Managing and developing young professionals

It's no secret that young professionals (YPs) are the future of our workforce. Engaging YPs now ensures future workforce development needs will be met – despite the retirement of baby boomers.
Practice Management

Five tips for part-time employees and their managers

Being a part-time employee and a college student can sometimes be a lot to juggle. My school schedule is priority and fortunately my part-time job schedule is flexible. Staying focused while on the job can be very difficult as the mind set for college work is very different from that of my part-time job duties.
Practice

Four things accountants must do to keep up with technology

With the changing technological landscape, what must accountants do to stay competitive in the future, and how will technology change the future role of the accountant? Here are four tools every accountant should have in the technology toolbox.
Practice Management

Low-cost plan of action for developing a marketing program

There is a wealth of marketing tools, resources, and software available on the market - many of which work well and are cost effective. My intention with this article is to provide those with no marketing plan with a little inspiration and to mention that it might be time to review existing plans.
Practice Management

One single marketing mistake is killing the success of accountants

Everything you’ve ever learned about marketing and growing an accountancy practice... is wrong. That’s right, wrong! And if it’s not wrong it’s probably out of date.
Practice Management

Action checklist for inter-generational initiatives

There are many ways people of any generation can contribute to inter-generational inclusion. The items in this checklist can apply to any generation as the action initiators.
Practice

Overcoming inertia

When you are stuck on the treadmill of life juggling the tasks of working, parenting, spending beyond your means, eating and drinking too much, and getting sucked into watching TV, it’s hard to change your routine.
Practice Management

Get the right results from employment tests, while avoiding charges of discrimination

As the economy slowly improves and employers look to add more workers, hiring productive workers is as important as ever, and no one wants to waste time and money hiring people who aren’t the right fit.

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