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Cloud computing

News, opinion pieces and case studies aimed at helping members gain a better understanding of cloud services.

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Features and articles

Banking innovation

What do the changes in the business banking sector mean for FDs and CFOs? Pádraig Floyd finds out

Are You Suffering From Digital Paralysis?

Wandering around Accountex in May, I had brief conversations with a variety of tech vendors and consultants. What struck me was how many of them were convinced that cloud accounting has really only just started to scratch the surface of the UK public practice industry.

Banking on the cloud

Tim Fouracre explores the notion of accounting banks and how they could revolutionise the way we manage our finances in the future.

GDPR – Client files

Helpsheet issued by ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service to help ICAEW members to understand the requirements of the GDPR as it relates to client files applied to common situations experienced by a member.

Webinars and recordings

Journey into the cloud

First broadcast on 26 June 2017. As cloud technology continues to disrupt the accountancy profession and with MTD on the horizon, it has become even more critical for practices to develop and implement their cloud conversion strategy.

Moving accounting systems into cloud

The webinar covered various subjects in moving into the cloud, including issues around implementation, integration and managing data and service levels.

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Moving into the mainstream

Article discussing how cloud computing is helping accountants find security, reliability, and opportunity in the their accounting work.

Private cloud choices: Private cloud makes consumption of storage easier for the user and simplifies delivery for the IT department

In this article, the author discusses the features required for private cloud storage and the existing products offered by suppliers. It highlights the self-service storage architecture in the form of application programming interfaces (APIs) and command line interfaces (CLIs), elasticity and its service levels. It mentions the main considerations for private cloud storage including service catalogue, multi-tenancy and quality of service (QoS)..

Why you really need cloud to cloud backup

The article discusses the emergence of cloud-to-cloud backup. Topics discussed included cloud-to-cloud backup for full protection of data generated by cloud-based applicaitons; advantages of cloud-to-cloud backup over local backups and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers’ own offerings; and cloud service having multiple datacentres and multiple redundant data stores to ensure business continuity.

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