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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

Untangling your data

Derek Blair of Pinkham Blair explores the ample market opportunities to be found in helping businesses untangle their data, including explaining the term ‘data plumbing’.

The Swingman

From professional basketball to artificial intelligence, Nicola Morini Bianzino, chief client technology officer at EY, talks to Chris Evans about his unusual career trajectory

The seven technologies transforming finance work

Disruptive technologies are creating opportunities for accountants to use their skills in faster and more efficient ways. Tim Leung, Management Consultant at Deloitte, outlines the key technologies which the big four firm believes are transforming finance in his webinar: "Visualising finance transformation in a digital world".

Practice 2018

Digital and Cloud Accounting - 5 KPIs all firms should monitor regularly

How to audit the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, increasing its operational efficiencies and reducing its costs. But the use of cloud computing services also poses significant risks that need to be planned for by audit committees, boards and management if they are to be handled effectively.

How to audit the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, increasing its operational efficiencies and reducing its costs. But the use of cloud computing services also poses significant risks that need to be planned for by audit committees, boards and management if they are to be handled effectively.

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.

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.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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Hybrid cloud is a key milestone for storage

The article offers information on the popularity and rising use of hybrid cloud for data storage. The topics discussed include the tremendous growth of cloud computing, the challenges experienced by chief information officers (CIOs) related to cloud data storage, and the common errors they encountered.

Keeping tabs on cloud costs

The article focuses on the issues regarding costs for cloud services and cloud contracts need to be managed effectively. It mentions approach offers huge benefits to the business, enabling pilots and projects to consume cloud resources and public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. It mentions software as a service (SaaS) is easy to procure and deploy that it often bypasses procurement and information technology policies.

Taking the cloud first approach

The article focus on impact of cloud computing on the logistic and mentions transaction on global trade management (GTM) and transportation management systems (TMS). Topics discussed include use of cloud computing in the supply chain management (SCM) of several logistics, option on use of functionalities given by vendors to shippers, and customer relationship management (CRM) used by cloud computing.

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Useful links

Cloud Computing

Overviews and beginners guides to cloud computing from Tech Donut.

CloudwatchHUB

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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