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Tech essentials guides

The tech essentials guides update members on the latest technology issues affecting the accountancy profession. They aim to bring practical tips and expert insights on a range of topics, setting you up for any action you'll need to take.

Tech essentials - 10 steps to cyber security for smaller firms

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While the fundamentals on how to protect yourself, your business and your clients remain essentially unchanged, the context in which we write about them continues to shift. Cyber criminals are always finding new means of attack and we all need to keep up to keep them out.

The essentials guide to blockchain

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This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

The essentials guide to data analytics

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This guide is designed to help alleviate some of the fears that lie behind the inertia on data analytics. There is information about how to get started using the resources you already have or to find out about others, and case studies to show how using data analytics has helped some practices already.

The essential guide to GDPR

Despite the step change in the technical environment and the massive increase in personal data that is being created every day, the regulations have not moved on since the 1998 Data Protection Act. The main advice from the information commissioner was to prepare now for the changes that are coming. We hope this guide will help you in that task.