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…
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.
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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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.
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.
The time is now to harness the power of today’s powerful technologies, productize client accounting and advisory services, and provide clients with all of the support they want. In our upcoming webinar (The Client Accounting and Advisory Services Playbook) Roman Kepczyk, Director of Firm Technology Strategy at Right Networks, will present several approaches and resources to support this conclusion.
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.
With information technology eliminating most geographic boundaries, generalist firms will find it increasingly harder to compete with niche specialists who have differentiated themselves with more expertise and process efficiency, particularly those targeting CAAS (Client Accounting and Advisory Services).
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