Are firms really plugged in?





Are Firms Plugged In?

Investment in Technology
Spending as percentage of annual gross fees
Hardware/software alone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2%
Hidden costs
(For example, training, installation, maintenance) - - - 5%
Portable Technology
Firms with one
laptop for every
10 or more
desktop systems - - - - 62%
Technology Training
Firms giving staff each year
8 hours or less - - - 50%
8 to 23 hours - - - - 38%
 
Old vs. New
Using DOS - - - - 27%
Using Windows
(Some firms use both) - - - 88%
 
Using the Internet
Access for
every staff member
- - - 19%
No access at all - - - 16%

Anecdotal evidence about CPA firms' commitment to technology is plentiful.
But what are these firms actually doing?



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