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Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted
Marc Staut recalled the disappointment felt by some of his CPA firm clients as they introduced new information systems about a year ago. The project planning went fine. So did training the client firms’ professionals. The rollout may have been...
4 New Ways Firms Should Think About Remote Work After COVID-19
Overnight, COVID-19 and social distancing caused most firms to go remote to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients. In doing so, firm leaders realized that remote work CAN work and team members managed to deliver results under...
Deloitte dives into blockchain
Deloitte is helping more of its clients leverage blockchain technology as it sees the distributed ledger technology gain increasing usage after years of experimentation with the technology. “We were in an ideation phase with blockchain, which...
CPA licensure model transformation continues after NASBA board vote
Work to transform the CPA licensure model will continue in earnest after the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to support the advancement of the CPA Evolution...
The challenge for CPA firms: Applying RPA in the real world
It’s 2020, and by now it’s likely you’ve heard of robotic process automation (“RPA” for short). For those of you who haven’t heard of it, put as simply as possible — RPA does not involve little robots rolling around an office performing tasks. It...
Stay vigilant against these 5 data security risks
With corporate data breaches making news headlines almost every other day, it is critical for finance professionals and leaders to understand the fast-evolving cyberthreat landscape. For instance, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has heightened...
Study: Security Execs Had to Make Quick Decisions on Work-From-Home Shift
A third of respondents to a new study on cybersecurity strategy say that they basically were unprepared for the sudden move to go remote—leading to off-the-shelf solutions heading home with employees. There wasn’t a lot of time to shift gears...
Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown
Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from...
GASB Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing and Similar Subscription-Based IT Arrangements
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued new accounting and financial reporting guidance for subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs), which have become increasingly common among state and local...
The Good and Bad of the COVID-19 Era for Tech Execs
The good news is that many IT departments made it through OK; the bad news is that budgets are tight and new services need to be bought. A pair of surveys lay out concerns for both IT and security execs.

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LIVESTREAM-Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable: Teams vs. Zoom vs. Google Meets - 8/20/2020 -
This month's opening topic is a discussion of what online meeting platforms work best for different types of meetings. Should you use Zoom for internal meetings or Microsoft Teams? What are the pros and cons of each platform? Hear from CPAs that...
LIVESTREAM Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 9/16/2020 -
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
LIVESTREAM Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 10/15/2020 -
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
LIVESTREAM - Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Conference - 10/29/2020 -
This CTCPA conference discusses the most relevant issues facing the accounting profession today.
LIVESTREAM Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 11/19/2020 -
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
Technology Conference - 12/8/2020 - Rocky Hill
Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19, the CTCPA Technology Conference has been re-scheduled for December 8, 2020. This new CTCPA-built conference is filled with presentations designed to maximize your time and enhance your...
LIVESTREAM Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 12/16/2020 -
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with cyber security, client portals, accounting software, Office 365, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are...
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