Featured Online Content for March 2011

BY MEGAN PINKSTON

FEATURED INTERVIEW

 

Cieslak

Combating IT Security Threats

IT security threats are constantly evolving, so an organization’s response must also evolve and stay ahead of the game. In this interview, David Cieslak, CPA/CITP, principal at Arxis Technology, explores current security threats and discusses how the latest products and technologies can be applied to practically and effectively combat them.

 

Also on journalofaccountancy.com, read tips for creating a strong data security policy and learn steps that can help you avoid falling victim to electronic funds transfer fraud.

 

 

ONLINE EXTRAS

 

Ed Karl

VIDEO

New 1099 Issues and Changes

In this installment of the “Washington Update” video series, Edward Karl, CPA, vice president–Taxation at the AICPA, discusses recent developments concerning rules for IRS Form 1099-MISC.

 

 

 

ARTICLE

Save Time and Trouble With General Asset Accounts

This how-to article by Gregory L. Buhrow, CPA, MBA, provides discussion, a case study and an interactive spreadsheet for weighing the pros and cons of this special depreciation election.

 

Top 20ARTICLE

The 20 Most Popular Stories of 2010

Use this list of 2010’s most popular JofA articles to catch up on important news you may have missed in the past year. It includes the Top 10 most-read articles from the JofA’s monthly print edition, plus the Top 10 most popular online-only news articles posted exclusively on journalofaccountancy.com in 2010.

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA TIP

 

TwitterTwitter for Business Resources

Twitter created a comprehensive “Twitter for Business” site, located at business.twitter.com.

 

Firms or businesses not familiar with Twitter’s functionality and features can use the “Learn the Basics” articles, which include a Twitter Glossary and list of best practices, plus tips and tools for using Twitter on a mobile device.

 

Those who are active Twitter users or are familiar with its features and functionality will find the “Optimize Your Activity” section helpful. It includes case studies on customer service, building community and engaging customers, as well as information on widgets and API integration.

 

There is also a new “Twitter for Business” feed, which posts helpful tips and news for businesses, community groups, organizations and schools. To follow @TwitterBusiness, sign in to your Twitter account and visit twitter.com/twitterbusiness, then click “Follow.”

 

For more social media tips, visit facebook.com/JournalofAccountancy and click the “Tips” link in the left column.

 

—By Megan Pinkston ( mpinkston@aicpa.org), the JofA’s senior online editor.

 

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