Posts Tagged ‘Technology’
Jeannie Huckstep was recently published in The ASSET a publication of the Missouri Society of CPAs.
Here is a brief excerpt and a link to the full article.
With the advent of Software as a Service (SaaS) and software hosting options, we are beginning to hear a lot more about virtual servers and desktops. With virtualization, you can gain relatively the same functionality, typically as a significantly lower total cost of ownership, while at the same time lowering the burden on IT staff and resources. With utilization of virtual servers and Internet backups, you gain significantly increased reliability, much higher functionality, increased staff productivity and greatly reduced computer down time.
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Well – it’s been an interesting Year! And, 2011 is upon us. So – what do we plan to do differently in 2011?
There are lots of areas to consider, and over the next few blog entries, I’ll be looking at, and discussing, those that certainly I believe are seriously important to your accounting system. For instance, we’ll be looking at records retention, backups, month-end closes, cost allocation, manual processes, and various other areas where we believe there is room for serious improvements to your processes and procedures. We’ll be talking about audit concerns as well.
While the economy has been lagging, technology has been in a serious fast-forward world over the last year or two. Who would have thought that the iPad would sweep the world? Who would have thought that we could now purchase an external hard drive with a 500GB capacity for just over $100? Who would have thought that we would be using smart phones with huge screens, wi-fi capability, ready access to our e-mail and our office servers? It’s absolutely amazing!
But, with the amazing part comes incredible complexity, ease of use, and excitement (depending upon your tech comfort level).
Bottom line, is we are all “drinking from the fire hose” these days. There is more information that is being disseminated than most of us can ever understand. But – just like the economy, and the world in general – life is changing. And – we “gotta get there”! But – most important is that we have to strengthen our processes and procedures, so that no stone is left unturned.
Join us over the next few weeks as we decrypt several of the latest issues into layman’s terms, and help you to understand the changes that have either already happened, or are imminent.
We invite you to join the conversation! It is our intent to discuss what we see, but we really need the input of those who either agree, or would love to disseminate an alternative opinion. It’s only through discussion, as well as consideration of alternative ideas, that we grow!
For now – catch us same time – same station – January 1, 2011!
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