Most Clicked InfoTech Update Stories


1. How to remember your passwords

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Strong passwords can end up being a jumbled mess of numbers and letters that are difficult to remember. There is a simple strategy for creating passwords that are memorable, yet tough to crack. Journal of Accountancy print issue (April/May 2015)


2. What's next for accounting technology?

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Will Excel remain the dominant application for working with spreadsheets, or is other software poised to take its place? Will wearables become more popular? A panel of three technology experts discussed these and other questions about the future of technology in the accounting profession during a Journal of Accountancy roundtable. Journal of Accountancy print issue (April/May 2015)


3. Security concerns surge to top of technology priority list for CPAs

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

A steady stream of high-profile cybercrimes involving corporate and customer data has captured the attention of North American accounting professionals, who ranked IT security as their top technology priority in the 25th Anniversary Top Technology Initiatives Survey released by the AICPA and CPA Canada. The survey also found that nearly half of CPAs are confident in their organizations' ability to protect their IT assets. AICPA Insights (04/27) Journal of Accountancy online (04/16)


4. Which smartphones are most secure?

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Apple smartphones are a good choice from a security standpoint so long as you adopt a system for managing them, according to an analysis by one security expert. Google Android phones also are reasonably secure, but it's best to distribute your own hardware, rather than adopting a bring-your-own-device policy. Dark Reading (04/24)


5. How to select a finance system for your business

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Finance systems have evolved to be of great benefit for large and small businesses. These systems are constantly updated, so it's important to use a thorough selection process that accounts for costs and benefits and considers the level of detail a company needs. CIO.com (04/27)


6. Data analytics poised to transform auditors' jobs

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Data analytics and software are helping auditors gain deeper insight into companies' financial health. This article explains how data analytics can revolutionize the world of external auditing and explains what auditors need to do to prepare. Journal of Accountancy print issue (April/May 2015)


7. Americans changing shopping, browsing habits as cyberbreaches increase

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

The percentage of Americans who have fallen prey to an information security breach has risen to 25% from 11% the previous year, a new AICPA survey found. Cybersecurity fears have caused 82% of Americans to change their shopping or Internet habits. Journal of Accountancy online (04/21)


8. Want to keep the CEO happy? Make sure bathrooms have wireless access

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

InformationWeek (05/01)


9. Cyberattack involves sending malware through fake resumes

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Dark Reading (04/30)


10. CFOs rank tech changes as biggest job stressor

InfoTech Update | May 07, 2015

Chief financial officers consider the fast pace of technological change to be the biggest cause of stress on finance teams, according to a Robert Half Management Resources survey. Ways to counteract that pressure include networking with other CFOs and joining technology groups. Journal of Accountancy online (05/01)




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