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Exclusive: CCH User Conference opens with Lou Holtz and a future focus

The sixth annual CCH User Conference has attracted its largest ever audience, with over 1,000 accountants braving some unseasonably cool weather in Orlando. Editor-in-Chief Gail Perry reports.
A&A

Jobjuice releases finance, investment banking app

Jobjuice recently has released the Jobjuice Finance and Investment Banking iPhone App, a MBA-level finance review and investment banking guide.
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

QuickBooks hosting service worth considering

If you are an accounting professional in need of an online solution for remotely accessing client payroll and financial records, or you are a bookkeeper looking for an effective way to service your geographically separated customers, you will need remote access to your QuickBooks database.
Technology

Sleeter Group announces annual QuickBooks Awesome Add-On winners

The Sleeter Group recently announced its winners of the Awesome QuickBooks Add-ons for 2011. The accolade recognizes software programs, Web-based applications, and services that help enhance QuickBooks by giving users additional tools for managing their businesses.
A&A

Accounting for Apple's iPad

What initially might have been viewed as nothing more than an attention-grabbing gadget useful for reading electronic books and mail, mobile Internet-capable computing devices have become a convenient and practical tool for accountants. Managing Editor Bill Grabarek reports.
Technology

Seven features to consider when purchasing a laptop

What would make the perfect laptop computer for an accountant? Sure, you would want a device that has the best performance at a reasonable price. But what about other important features like battery life, keyboard quality, and portability? AccountingWEB’s Jason Bramwell reports.
Technology

CCH releases eBooks for accountants

CCH, a provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services, this week announced the availability of the company's most used titles in eBook form, including its U.S. Master Tax Guide and multi-volume publications.
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

E-mail is forever

If you follow the news, you already might have been regaled by the boastful comments of wunderkind Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, whose e-mail was quoted on the front page of a recent Wall Street Journal.
Education & Careers

Online conferencing is popular, but e-learning is not always the best learning

Think about driving – yes, the theory test is useful, but there is no substitute for lessons. Learning any skill whether it be driving, speaking French, or leadership skills, takes real-world practice and bespoke human support. E-learning often misses these two critical points.
Technology

Five enhancements of Windows 7

Beyond the world of Windows XP, there lies a new age in computers. When the time comes for you to switch to Microsoft’s newest operating system, 7 will be waiting for you with enhancements that will make your transition extremely pleasing.
Technology

It’s about time: How much time should staff spend on social media activities?

It’s likely that your employees spend a sizeable percentage of their time using social media. As work/life balance continues to blend into one homogenous string of activities, social media activity is happening in your workplace whether you realize it or not.
Technology

UPDATE: BlackBerry PlayBook Means Business

As iPhones continue to impinge on traditional BlackBerry territory, Research in Motion (RIM) is countering with a competitor to Apple’s famed iPad – a tablet known as the PlayBook will be released in early 2011.
Technology

Monroe celebrates anniversary with launch of Ultimate calculator

Advertorial: This year marks the celebration of Monroe Calculator's 98th birthday. It's difficult to imagine what the world would be like today were it not for Monroe. Where would office automation be today?
Education & Careers

Finance pros most active on Facebook with family; use LinkedIn to job search

Nearly three-quarters of finance professionals revealed that they have a social media account, which primarily is being used to connect with friends and family via Facebook. When using social media to job search, however, LinkedIn was the definitive favorite.
Technology

Intuit introduces ProLine Tax Import to reduce manual data entry

Intuit recently introduced ProLine Tax Import, an add-on to the ProLine Portfolio of Products, designed to enable tax professionals to import tax data from scanned source documents and digitally download data from financial institutions directly into Intuit's Lacerte and ProSeries.
Practice Management

Tips for safeguarding mobile phones, information

Mobile phones are an essential business tool and, while the technology lets you keep in touch from nearly any location, there are some serious security issues.
Technology

New and improved features are found in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011, scheduled to be released on September 27, is filled with plenty of new features and improvements to existing features. QuickBooks ProAdvisor and author Laura Madeira has prepared a whitepaper summarizing the changes to QuickBooks 2011.
Technology

Software vendors 'encourage' laggard upgraders to stay current

In a world of tightening revenues, some software vendors are adopting aggressive approaches to extract additional revenue from existing customers.

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