Partners – Technology Archive

Data Feeds – The Facts that Matter

There has been a fair bit of commentary across the SMSF industry on data feeds of late – particularly around what the term ‘reliable’ means in relation to data...

Developing Analytics for Audit – What are the Challenges?

With advancements in technology, more and more data is being made available to be shared between applications and more data is now easily available to auditors. With the improvements...

Ransomware Can Destroy Backups in Four Ways

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with...

Social Engineering – What you Need to Know

What is it?

 

Social engineering is the process by which sociological principles are applied...

The Client Portal: The Next Step In Efficiency

The 2017 Good Bad Ugly Insight report on Technology has revealed that out of all the potential investments an accounting firm could make in the next 12 months, a...

Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I outlined some thoughts in relation to machine learning and big data and the impact on the accounting profession. These are just...

Accountants Must Keep Their Eyes on the Prize

The pressure is on accountants to adopt the most efficient wealth accounting tools and grow profitable new revenue streams

July 1 has come and gone and most of the Super...

Accountants, Are You Adding Value to Company Directors?

With Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising, available from 29th September 2017, now is an appropriate time to consider how accountants can help mentor small/medium enterprises for the challenges that company...

Is the NBN a mystery to you?

In some suburbs ADSL services could very easily be described as a bit hit and miss and connection speeds can often be awful.  So it is understandable that the...

Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 1)

There seems to be unrelenting discussion about the machines taking over. The accounting profession seems to always be mentioned as one of the professions where there will be significant...

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered developers source code repositories and project management services, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including...

Artificial Intelligence, Accounting and the Rise of the Machines

Robots, automation and artificial intelligence are no longer part of the Hollywood movie special effects kitbag – in 2016 Oxford University released report results which showed 57 percent of...

Court Finds Accounting Firm Liable

In a precedent setting legal decision, an accounting business has been found liable as an accessory for its role in the underpayment of employees by its client.

The Federal Circuit...

Accountants in the age of fintechs

The entire financial services industry is going through unprecedented change as the impact of new fintech companies quickly unfolds. While technology is at the core of that change, the...

5 Secrets Of Successful Business Coaches

Many accountants say that they struggle to move from the technical to advisory space in working with business clients. Often, it’s simply lack of confidence that prevents us from...

Crowd Funding Offers Significant Benefits to SMEs and Accountants

A new opportunity for small/medium enterprises, inventors and entrepreneurs has emerged with the passing by the Australian Senate of the Australian government’s Crowd Sourced Funding Amendments to the Corporations...

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