Increased use of cloud-based digital solutions is proving hugely beneficial to firms in running their own businesses as well as their client’s.
Kirstin Gillon summarises the key points from the Tech Faculty’s recent webinar on creating a data solution that works for your business.
Lesley Meall examines the questions that remain about the technology required to support post-pandemic hybrid working – and whether accountants can adapt to the changes.
Key steps to successful cost-effective investment
IT governance and strategy
Jessica Pillow of Pillow May chartered accountants considers the different tools available for onboarding clients into your growing cloud practice, including examples with GoProposal and Practice Ignition.
All organisations that collect, store or process personal information on living and identifiable people must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018. Additional resources can be found on the GDPR (now the Data Protection Act 2018 in the UK).
Factors to consider when choosing IT infrastructure and systems for your practice.
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The article explores the reasons behind cloud repatriation, a process of reverse-migrating application workloads and data from the public cloud to a private cloud. It mentions the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cloud companies. It discusses the reasons for cloud repatriation including cost reduction; poorly planned moves to the cloud, supllier failure, security and regulation .
The article discusses the essential data security strategies that management accountants can use in applying business performance measurement skills in the identification of key performance indicators (KPI) for data security and classification. Topics include the IBM data showing that data breach average cost stood at 4.24 million dollars in 2020, and the importance of data classification as the foundation of data security.
Article discusses key disaster recovery considerations for SMEs, including why backup is not enough, how to create a disaster recovery plan, best-practice DR testing and DR as a service
Article details concerns that the Government plans to liberalise data protection laws and 'open the door to an unstoppable grab of personal and private data.'
Forbes article which looks at the future role of accountants and the skills they will require.
European Commission hub page for Europe's approach to AI, focussing on 2 areas: excellence in AI and trustworthy AI. The main publications are Proposal for a regulation on artificial intelligence; Strategy on artificial intelligence; Coordinated plan on artificial intelligence 2021 review
PwC report on the findings of the annual CEO survey that highlight the need for digital transformation ad upskilling of staff in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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