Information management and technology assurance

Better computer and mobile device hygiene

Have you ever had a stranger ask to borrow your mobile phone? Do you connect to public Wi-Fi networks? Cybersecurity expert Mike Foster has advice for handling those situations.

Bitcoin too slow to be long-term currency option

Bitcoin is the big name in cryptocurrencies today, but its relatively sloth-like transaction rate means that it can’t scale up to replace major currencies such as the dollar, says David Cieslak, CPA/CITP, CGMA.

For some risks, ROI doesn’t measure up

Investing in certain emerging technologies may never provide a quantified return on investment, but they are risks you can’t afford not to take, according to Ed Kless, senior director of partner development and strategy at Sage Accountant Solutions.

A dozen Excel time-savers

I've compiled a list of a dozen Excel tricks that will help any CPA become more efficient and effective.

Google Chrome's numerous processes

As far as the Chrome app goes, the use of separate processes is intended to help make the product more stable. However, the search tools and internet provider you use are different matters.

Software offers ‘Fresh’ approach to small business invoicing

FreshBooks is a basic bookkeeping software package that specializes in providing invoices for very small businesses and freelancers. Launched in 2004, FreshBooks today offers cloud-based bookkeeping tools to manage invoices, payments, and expenses, and also to provide minimal time management.

The most important skill for CPAs — and machines

To succeed in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), CPAs must be taught new ways to learn and must learn why machine learning means they should be patient with AI. Find out more in Part 2 of our annual Accounting Technology Roundtable podcast.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.