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IT management and strategy

Effective management and strategic planning of your information and communication technology is essential. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to helpsheets, surveys and useful organisations.

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  • Briefings
  • Online articles 
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links: ICAEW, surveys, guides
  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured book

Advanced Excel reporting for management accountants
N.J.Hoboken (Wiley, 2014, 424 pages)
This book provides a blueprint that allows you to build spreadsheet reporting models. The techniques can be applied to any type of reporting.

To borrow this book please contact the Library.

Featured article 

Tips for choosing the right global cloud infrastructure provider
The top considerations for businesses planning to adopt infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on the cloud, including geographic location, performance issues and local data protection laws.

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Briefings

Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Payroll cash machine

Article on why payroll can be a lucrative service for accountancy firms to offer, especially with the development of cloud technology.

Going in and out of the cloud

Moving your firm's and your clients' accounting and other applications into the cloud is becoming more common - but not necessarily any easier.

Tips for choosing the right global cloud infrastructure provider

The top considerations for businesses planning to adopt infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on the cloud.

Can your board deliver technology governance?

Many boards remain behind the curve in delivering the systems, information and boardroom talent needed to provide sound oversight of enterprise technology.

Going in and out of the cloud: making the switch brings its own complications

Moving your firm's and your clients' accounting and other applications into the cloud is becoming more common, but not necessarily any easier.

Helping small and midsized businesses succeed in a technology-driven world

How can public accountants adjust their service offerings and advisory services to help clients succeed in this new and complex technological world?

Digital dusting: Spring cleaning for network drives

Organisations should do an annual spring clean-up of network drives, where they are sure to find a lot of ‘digital dust’.

The operational edge

For small businesses, hosted IT services can be a good alternative to buying your own computer equipment and software licenses.

Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Creating a virtual office with VoIP

02-06-2013

If you want to impress existing or potential customers, sometimes it can help to look like a larger operation. There are many things you can do to create this illusion. One is to create a dynamic virtual office environment using VoIP.

Cloud computing services

02-06-2013

Although cloud computing is popular, many business owners are anxious about storing their information on an external server, and are unsure of the benefits of accessing it via the internet. So, what are your options?

Five IT security mistakes

03-04-2012

Taking basic steps to ensure your IT system is secure is essential. We all know the importance of having a firewall and a data backup system, but it’s easy to slip up elsewhere. Make sure you aren’t making any of these common IT security mistakes with your IT security

Cloud computing services for SMEs

11-01-2012

Cloud services offer small firms access to many business applications and software on a pay-as-you-go basis. For small firms, the right cloud-based services can deliver increased flexibility, security and significant savings, as Rachel Miller finds out

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Useful links

ICAEW

IT Faculty
The faculty helps chartered accountants, and others in business, make the best use of IT and keep up with issues and developments. It provides regular bulletins, articles and events.

IT Counts
An online community and forum devoted to IT issues relevant to chartered accountants.

Surveys

Benchmark surveys
Annual survey from the National Computer Centre reporting on IT spending, strategy, employment and salary trends. An executive summary is available free of charge and the full report is available to purchase through the website.

IT Expenditure Reports
A series of reports from KEW Associates and Computer Weekly which look at IT spending across a range of industry sectors and organisation sizes. A sample report is provided and information on purchasing reports is available through the website.

Law

Out-law.com
Legal news and guidance, mostly on IT and e-commerce issues, from international law firm Pinsent Masons.

Guides

Outsourcing your web development project
Step-by-step guide produced by Expert Market on how to plan, develop and outsource website development.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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