What’s on Your PCs

What’s on Your PCs?
ow solid are your clients’ document retention policies? Most businesses have formal guidelines, but those rules often are loosely enforced, especially when it comes to individual users’ desktop computers, according to a survey of IT professionals commissioned by NextPage ( www.nextpage.com ).

While 62% of the companies surveyed said they had document retention policies, only 31% of those companies said they actively enforced the policies.

When it came to monitoring computer hard drives for compliance, 69% of the respondents said they checked shared network drives, while only 45% monitored individual users’ hard drives. That raises liability and compliance concerns, the survey summary said, citing an earlier Gartner Group estimate that 80% of a company’s documents resided on users’ desktops.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.