Most Clicked InfoTech Update Stories


1. Get the latest from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

What will be the next big technology innovation? Find out with continually updated coverage from the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. VentureBeat (01/08)


2. Tech giants fight hotels' Wi-Fi blocking

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

Google and Microsoft have joined forces to stop U.S. hotels' efforts to block personal Wi-Fi devices. The move comes as the Federal Communications Commission investigates the issue. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (12/23)


3. MAP survey: Technology boosts client, employee access

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

The 2014 Management of an Accounting Practice Survey indicates that accounting firms are increasingly embracing technology for clients and employees. One result: The number of smaller firms with a website has increased dramatically. Journal of Accountancy online (01/01)


4. Tech tools for small businesses

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

This article discusses five tools that can change how you do business in 2015: e-signatures, cloud accounting, workflow applications, video meetings and customer-relationship management. Forbes (12/22)


5. The Sony lesson: How not to be hacked

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

A hack on Sony Pictures and other companies has revealed vulnerability in credentials and authentication, such as access to a password of a top IT worker, according to news reports. A key way to avoid being a hacking victim is to replace passwords with advanced cryptography. LinkedIn (12/23)


6. IRS rolls out tax-preparation advice, database

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

In preparation for what's expected to be a tough tax season and consumers' increased need for professional preparers, the Internal Revenue Service has launched a partner page on its website that explains how organizations can help prepare tax returns. In the works is a directory of tax professionals, including those with the newest designation of Annual Filing Season Program. Forbes (12/22)


7. Is cloud accounting in your toolkit?

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

It's the accountant's conundrum: Your cellphone and other mobile devices have become necessary appendages for online access, but security concerns make you less eager to embrace online work with clients. AccountingWEB (12/15)


8. How to stop obsessively checking e-mail

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

Inc. online (free registration) (12/19)


9. How going paperless can increase a firm's sale price

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

Joel Olbricht, CPA, CGMA, managing member of Olbricht Storniolo Group, examines the digital divide among accounting firms and how it affects how much they sell for. Journal of Accountancy online (01/05)


10. KPMG report: Cloud use boosts employee productivity

InfoTech Update | Jan 08, 2015

A KPMG survey reveals that use of cloud technology improves workers' job satisfaction and interaction with clients and providers. Most executives also cite cost efficiency, according to the report. CGMA Magazine online (12/24)




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