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Technology

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, and cyber security.

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Byte size: Tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes enhancements to Bluetooth, statistics on the usage of artificial intelligence, and a teenager earning a ‘bug bounty’ for finding a flaw in FaceTime.

Banking on data

Chris Evans speaks to data evangelist Ian Matthews at NGDATA about the challenges banks face adapting to the ‘next generation’ of customers

The essential guide to blockchain

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.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain technologies have the potential to disrupt the work of finance teams – particularly those focused on transactional tasks – by offering a system of universal entry bookkeeping, removing the need for independent verification. Here ICAEW’s IT Faculty and Deloitte outline the basics of this complex and developing technology.

The right security approach

Improving your office operations may be just an app away. Whether it’s collaboration, file sharing, instant messaging or productivity solutions, here we profile seven apps on the market.

Byte size: Tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes enhancements to Bluetooth, statistics on the usage of artificial intelligence, and a teenager earning a ‘bug bounty’ for finding a flaw in FaceTime.

Building a new life for the future

Against a background of rising populism, crushing austerity and climate change, infrastructure has suffered. Here, Henry Teitelbaum explains how global risks demand sharper focus on the matter.

Open Season

Dave Gardner, lead of the financial services practice at law firm TLT, talks to Chris Evans about the challenges and opportunities of open banking and the revised Payment Services Directive.

Finance in a Digital World

Digital transformation

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand how digital technologies are transforming economies and workplaces. Learn what it means for businesses and accountancy practices.

AI for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand artificial intelligence and what it means for finance functions. Here you'll find support on identifying how AI can benefit your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

The future of accountancy work

Digital technologies are set to have a revolutionary impact on the work of accountants, both in business and in practice. ICAEW has gathered together these resources to ensure its members understand how finance functions will change, the skills that will be needed and the role you will play.

Counting the costs of IaaS and SaaS

The article focuses on the development of public cloud, where a third-party provider makes computing services over the Internet. It mentions that public cloud is divided into infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). It mentions that the SaaS market is mature and filled with companies including Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite and Salesforce.com Inc

Steering a safe course through hybrid cloud

The article informs about an increase in spending on public cloud information technology (IT) infrastructure by companies as of February 2019. Managing this mixed infrastructure of public and private cloud and on-premises data centres operating in parallel, is looked at.

Reflecting on changes to the tax landscape

Rebecca Benneyworth considers some April changes that provide food for thought. She discusses, among other things, Making Tax Digital, increases in staff costs and the ‘sorry saga’ of the controversial loan charge legislation.

The right security approach

Improving your office operations may be just an app away. Whether it’s collaboration, file sharing, instant messaging or productivity solutions, here we profile seven apps on the market.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018. Read a summary here, ICAEW members can download the full guide.