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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

Pandemic 2020: the new way of working

How do you recruit staff and blend an office while working remotely? Our members offer insights on the new business challenges of integrating new staff, keeping them in touch, maintaining advisory roles and addressing compliance issues.

Staying cyber safe at home

Data is at greater risk when working from home. David Adams looks at how companies are introducing technology such as encryption, biometric authentication and cloud-based services to ensure cyber security .

How to audit the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, but it also poses significant risks that need to be planned for. This practical guide for internal audits outlines how they should assess risk management.

Tech essentials - 10 steps to cyber security for smaller firms

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.

Webinars and recordings

Digital accounting systems: an overview and roadmap for adoption

Matt Flanagan, Managing Director at Bluehub, describes the types of add-ons and applications in the cloud account ecosystem in this webinar. He also outlines the process for applications with clients and gives top tips for the journey with technology.

Adopting the cloud: considerations for your business

Expert Thinking's Ben Fry outlines how moving to the cloud has the potential to transform your business and significantly enhance your value proposition. In this webinar, he explains the key issues you need to consider before implementing the technology.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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Managing the impact of cloud computing

Article looks at how to identify cloud computing opportunities and operationalise cloud activities. and gives advice on how to manage the disruption caused by cloud adoption.

Predictions 2020: What's going to happen in cloud computing

Article looks at developments in cloud computing for 2020 as predicted by experts in the field.

Key differences between cloud storage offerings

This article looks at what to consider when choosing a cloud storage provider. It states the key choices are: range of services; backup services; location.

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Useful links

Cloud Computing

Overviews and beginners guides to cloud computing from Tech Donut.


Resources from CloudWATCH, a project funded by the European Commission, providing practical information and guidelines for SMEs on cloud computing. Includes the interactive tool European CloudScout which provides tailored information for businesses on how best to use the cloud.

Guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third party IT services

FCA guidance relevant to firms who are interested in outsourcing to the cloud and other third party IT services. It may also be of interest to third party IT providers (including cloud providers), trade associations and consumer groups, law firms and other advisers, and auditors of financial services firms.

BSA global cloud computing scorecard

The BSA/The Software Alliance scorecard examines the legal and regulatory framework of 24 countries around the world, to rank countries’ preparedness for the adoption and growth of cloud computing services.

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