As CPAs and the business environments evolve, technology is a strong force and continues to drive many decisions. Read more on software and hardware choices, cybersecurity, and big data and how it all relates to you.

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Blockchain Set to Dramatically Change Accounting and Auditing

Blockchain may seem like a futuristic concept, but it is already making a major dent in the way CPAs and auditors perform their jobs. The technology is one that CPAs would be wise to catch up on as soon as possible. To get our members started along this path, CPA Conversations sat down with Amanda Wilkie, chief information officer for WithumSmith+Brown, for an enlightening discussion.

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  • Leveraging Cloud Technology for Smaller Accounting Firms

    To remain competitive, keeping up with technological advances is a prerequisite for firms of all sizes. Cloud-based computing is helping to level the playing field for small and medium-sized practices by increasing efficiency, lowering up-front costs for technology infrastructure, providing real-time access to data from any location, and offering scalability. This article discusses some of the advantages and challenges of cloud computing, and offers suggestions for a successful implementation for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Leveraging Data Analytics for CPA Success
Listen in as Mason Pan discusses skills CPAs can acquire to thrive in the new big data environment and ways data analytics can enhance efficiency for the benefit of clients

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    Cyber Insurance from a Corporate Finance Perspective

    Cyber liability insurance and related risk mitigation is an area for which many in corporate finance are finding themselves responsible, despite having no background in technology. Cyberthreats are truly a business risk that demands attention from the C-suite as well as the directors and officers.
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Protect Your Firm from Cyber Attack
Listen in as Ken Pyle, a partner with IT security firm DFDR Consulting, speaks with CPA Conversations about the detrimental side effects cyber hacks can have on CPA firms.

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  • There’s Nothing Magic about Preventing Cybercrime

    Almost daily we hear news of computers and e-mails being hacked, credit card numbers and identities stolen, and all sorts of fraud. CPAs are generally more in tune with this news than perhaps some other professions, and usually take steps to protect themselves and their clients.
  • Cyber Risk Requires Active Oversight

    At the 2015 White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, President Barack Obama stated, “It’s one of the great paradoxes of our time that the very technologies that empower us to do great good can also be used to undermine us and inflict great harm. … Our connectivity brings extraordinary benefits to our daily lives, but it also brings risks.”


Leveraging Mobile & Remote Computing Technology: Decision-Makers' Guide


Choosing the right mobile and remote computing options for your business involves a series of critical decisions regarding infrastructure, security, software, device deployment, document management, and much more.

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Cyber Crime - What Does the Future Hold?

Louis Pichini and Prakash Santhana, both members of Deloitte, discuss cyber crime, the criminals who perpetrate these crimes, and how businesses and accounting professionals can protect themselves. Read more >

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The Importance of E-mail Archiving and Retention

Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises joins Bill Hayes to talk about establishing a strict e-mail archiving and retention policy and the positive benefits it can have for a business’s everyday operations.

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