Information management and technology assurance

Should CPAs embrace 5G?

Fifth generation (5G) wireless communication technology beats 4G in at least three key areas — speed, bandwidth, and efficiency. Let’s take a brief look at each.

What to expect in 2020

CPAs are likely to proceed with caution next year amid unpredictable external forces. But technological innovation seems certain to continue its forward march.

Ask the expert: Technology

Aaron Harris has more than 25 years of high-tech engineering experience in business applications and software development strategies. As Sage’s Global CTO, he is responsible for Sage’s technology and product vision.

California proposes guidance for privacy law

The California attorney general’s office is seeking feedback on proposed regulations on the California Consumer Privacy Act, which will become the nation’s toughest data privacy law when it goes into effect Jan. 1.

Having fun with Easter eggs from Google and Amazon

Microsoft seems to have reduced the number of Easter eggs hidden in its software in recent years, but other software publishers still allow their programmers the perk of adding a little levity to their creations.

Ways to get started with RPA

Consult your firm’s security protocols when installing and deploying RPA components and keep in mind segregation of duties and controls, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, director of entrepreneurial advisory services at PKF Texas.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.