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How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Practice Part 1: Getting Started

LinkedIn is the most professional and business-oriented of the popular social media sites, but it's not just for job seekers or for making connections. LinkedIn can help you get things done, be more productive, and grow your practice.
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Intuit Looks at Technology's Role in Accounting's Future

The next decade will see industries transition to a Cloud-enabled world where work can be accomplished anywhere, anytime. This will especially be true of the accounting profession, according to a new study by Intuit.
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Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
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Xero Unveils QuickBooks Conversion Service

San Francisco–based online accounting software provider Xero launched a free conversion platform on October 8 that will enable small businesses to migrate their Intuit QuickBooks data into Xero's Cloud accounting service.
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NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
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Survey Finds Execs Worried about Social Media Risks

A recent survey of more than 100 senior-level executives found that while social media use by companies continues to grow, almost three-quarters of respondents are concerned about the potential risks.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 4 - Optimizing Workflow

Workflow, a sequence of connected steps or tasks, impacts the efficiency of a firm. In this article we will explore workflow, the fourth and final pillar of this document management article series.
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Survey Provides Insight into Cloud Computing Usage

What are organizations looking for in a Cloud solution? What concerns do they have about using a Cloud-based service? These were among the questions PC Connection asked more than 500 organizations.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 3 - The Economics of Digital Document Storage

The economics of storage, a critical factor with document management, is the third of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
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What To Do When Excel Worksheet Tabs Go Missing

In addition to restoring vanished worksheet tabs, David Ringstrom also describes a couple of techniques for navigating workbooks easier, as well as other ways to find hidden worksheets.
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Tips for Developing Effective Mobile Websites

The emergence of digital marketing has significantly changed the accounting marketing profession. It used to be that if your firm had a website that provided basic information about your practice and a list of services, then you were set. However, this formula is no longer valid.
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Modern Technology Lacking in Most Small Businesses

Although a little more than half of small business owners who were recently surveyed use technology for accounting, only a minority use automated technology for other key business operations, such as appointment booking and scheduling, CRM, and acquisition marketing.
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Is a Hybrid Cloud a Reality for CPA Firms?

In short, no. It may be a matter of nuance of terms but, nonetheless, an important aspect to hone in on so we can get a truer picture of things.
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Technology Driving Growth for Small Businesses

What's driving growth for small businesses? According to 72 percent of small businesses surveyed recently by SurePayroll Inc., it's technology – not new hiring – as more companies are doing business online now than a year ago.
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Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 1 - Interoperability - Accounting Firm Technologies Working Together

Using an overlay of software, services, and technologies to manage work is no longer the exception, it's the norm. How well these products work together is termed "interoperability."
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5 Tips to Prevent BYOD Security Breaches at Your Firm

To eliminate redundancy and reduce costs, many companies have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for their employees. But without the appropriate security controls in place, BYOD could turn into a security nightmare for a firm’s senior management and IT staff.
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Speed Up Microsoft Excel's Help Window

When you access Microsoft Excel's help window, the content is typically derived from a remote server on the Internet, which can cause a delay while the help window loads. David Ringstrom explains how you can eliminate this annoying wait that can break your stride.
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Leveraging Big Data in the Modern Tax Function

PwC guest writers Stephanie Maxwell, David Steiner, and Scott Stein focus on the advent of big data as well as solutions and tools that may be leveraged by best-in-class tax departments to make the transition to an efficient and effective member of the digital universe.
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How to Maximize Excel's Recent Items Menu

Depending upon your version of Excel, the Recent list on the File menu can streamline access to both files and folders. If you work on numerous spreadsheets, this list offers marginal value in Excel 2003 and earlier.
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Study Finds Security and Integration among Top Technology Concerns

Systems security and finding a software solution that integrates financial data across multiple functions rank as family offices' top technology concerns, according to new research.

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