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How Much Should You Really Know about Cybersecurity?

Chances are, you didn't become an accounting professional to learn everything about cybersecurity. And, why should you have to? Cloud hosting providers (like Right Networks) work tirelessly to ensure that your accounting and business applications stay secure and the financial information they hold remains confidential, so when you get to work, you can...work. All that our users have to do is keep accessing their applications from one of our cloud products. It's that simple.
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Hybrid Firms, Digital Collaboration, Client Advisory Services, and More

Q&A: Hybrid Firms, Digital Collaboration, Client Advisory Services, and More

Every year, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) surveys accounting firm leaders on a range of operational and financial issues. The 2020 survey generated 540 firm responses, which included consulting company recommendations. This year’s Most Recommended Consulting Companies were asked to provide insight, advice and thought leadership to the IPA readers on...
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Workflow tips to ensure cpa and accounting firm success.

Ensuring Success: Accounting Firm Workflow in a Remote World

Last week, CPA Practice Advisor held its 7th annual Ensuring Success CPE program where I presented “Accounting Firm Workflow in a Remote World” along with Donny Shimamoto (Intraprise) and Richard Roppa-Roberts (Quaser Cowboy). With COVID impacting firms through the upcoming busy season, it has never been more important that firms...
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Accountants GEAR UP for another busy tax season.

Accounting Firms GEAR UP for Another Busy Season

Earlier this week, I presented "Tech, Trends and Disrupters" with Thomson Reuters Director of Innovation Jordan Kleinsmith at GEAR UP 2020. Keep reading for highlights from our program or scroll down to the bottom of the article to sign up for our next live presentation of "Tech, Trends, and Disrupters" on Friday, December 11.
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Cloud hosting remains accountants' favorite remote work technology.

Accounting Firms Discuss the “Next Normal” At Rosenberg Roundtables

While many of us are concerned about the “new normal” right now, the reality is that technological change and innovation are accelerating and will create a string of “new normals” (cloud hosting, application integrations) that firms will have to adapt to in the future. And those that do so effectively will be...
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How to optimize communication when remote work is mandatory.

How to Optimize Communication When Remote Work Is Mandatory

Remember when our idea of a “mobile phone” meant attaching a 12-foot coiled cord to a landline? Internal office communications have evolved from memos and meetings, to phone calls and email, to instant messaging and video chat. Depending on when you entered the firm you probably have a preferred prioritization of how you individually communicate best. But in many cases, a firm’s communication prioritization is built around the “cultural norm” promoted by its leaders.
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Keep firm employees secure while working from home.

7 Tips for Securing Firm Employees’ Remote Workspaces

Now is the time to review and tune-up your security processes. The COVID-created rush to have everyone working from home inadvertently exposed firms to security threats they may not have considered before the pandemic struck. Even firms that were already in the cloud (and had adopted a mobile mindset) had to quickly transition tax and administrative personnel that may not have previously had experience working remotely.
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Five financial books for accountants.

5 Financial Books Every Accountant Needs in Their Library

Accountants: Looking for a little good business reading? Gene Marks, CPA and Right Networks expert contributor, has a few ideas. Gene is a columnist, author, and small business owner. A past columnist for both The Washington Post and The New York Times, Gene writes regularly for The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Times and The Guardian.
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Haunting facts about cybersecurity.

10 Haunting Facts about Cyber-attackers and the Victims They Prefer

High-profile cyber-attacks on big corporations make headlines, but the most devastating attacks are those few people know happened. Perhaps that’s why attackers are so eager to target small and medium-sized accounting practices.
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Highlights from AICPA's Fall Council meeting.

Highlights from AICPA’s Fall Council Meeting

Every May and October, CPAs from across the United States gather in-person to review some of the biggest topics facing accounting and tax professionals. This year, the meeting looked a little different. For the first time, AICPA council members were instructed to participate from home. Roman Kepczyk, our Director of Firm Technology Strategy, has been a long-standing attendee of AICPA’s Fall Council meeting.
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