Information & Data Management

Real talk about artificial intelligence and blockchain

Artificial intelligence and blockchain are among the technologies being touted as potentially disruptive and transformational for the accounting profession. How and when will new technologies reshape the accounting profession?

The next frontier in data analytics

Technological advancements have made acquiring data analytics skills an imperative for CPAs as they strive to provide value to their organizations and firms.

IBM Big Data expert shares tips with CPAs

Using Big Data to inform business decisions can give organizations an edge over their competitors, IBM Vice President Paul Zikopoulos said at the AICPA spring Council meeting.

Why the power of data is in the analysis

Timely use of data can help organizations improve decision-making. But the human element remains an important part in harnessing the power of data analytics.

Scanning the scanner market

Q: I’ve finally decided to break down, buy an inexpensive scanner, and go paperless; what type of scanner should I get?

Data analytics helps auditors gain deep insight

Advances in data analytics allow financial statement auditors to get more in-depth information about their clients’ businesses. Technological advances have the potential to change the audit landscape considerably, but mechanization appears unlikely to reduce the need for skilled auditors.

Driving faster decisions

Continuous monitoring and continuous auditing through data analytics provide internal audit with significant opportunities to provide added value to organizations. As these data-driven techniques grow in popularity, find out how the Hewlett-Packard Co. has used them to drive improvement.

How small businesses can keep data secure

Lisa Traina, CPA/CITP, CGMA, president and owner of information technology security firm Traina & Associates, suggests ways for organizations with limited IT budgets to keep their data secure.

Bringing analytics to life

The use of analytics has been recognized as a crucial part of any decision-making process in businesses. The explosion in transactional and nontransactional data that organizations have access to has made the need for new tools and technologies vital for organizational success.

How to prepare for auditing in a digital world of Big Data

Rapid changes in technology are a reality of the current business environment. In addition to affecting how business is done, these changes present new challenges to auditors. The internet, cloud computing, and the pervasive use of mobile devices enable auditors to practice in a globally connected environment. Technology can be

Five key trends worth watching

Demand for the services of CPAs is likely to intensify in the coming years. But in attempting to meet that demand, CPAs and the businesses they serve appear destined to face challenges in recruiting and retaining talent. These were some of the developments in a forecast for the accounting profession

Embracing the automated audit

Technology is changing the way audits are being performed, with greater access to data but also more data to sort through. Auditors can remain efficient and effective by employing applications designed to help automate some procedures.

Where to find August’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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Better decision-making with data analytics

Data analytics has become a hot topic, but many organizations have not yet managed to understand its potential, let alone put it to work. This report will take a deep-dive on how to best introduce or enhance the use of data in decision-making.