17 December 2020: Rishi Sunak has confirmed that Budget 2021 will take place on 3 March and will provide further information on COVID-19 support packages.
There’s more to Amazon than packages delivered to your door. David Prosser looks at how the rapid expansion of its web services division, AWS, has helped to take the US group to the brink of world domination.
Making sure your digital systems are secure is at the heart of risk mitigation, and it’s a conversation that needs to be held at board level, says Peter Lannon.
24 July 2020: The world’s largest technology companies are making big moves to reduce their carbon emissions. ICAEW Tech Faculty’s Kirstin Gillon reviews the latest announcements and asks what other businesses can do to reduce their carbon footprint.
IT governance and strategy
Factors to consider when choosing IT infrastructure and systems for your practice.
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).
Finance in a Digital World
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Article asks whether we should be worried about automation taking over jobs, a process which has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The article offers information on how artificial intelligence can help storage management. It mentions Storage hardware monitoring is well established, with tools that gather data on volume usage and equipment performance, but also environmental data, temperature, power consumption and component-level readings from drives; and the more advanced tools can make recommendations to optimize performance and utilisation.
The article discusses enterprises have looking at cloud storage as an alternative to on-premise storage systems. Topics include cloud solutions store data remotely, removing the need to retain on physical on-site hardware; and the cost of enterprise cloud storage has vary greatly, depending on particular use cases.
The article discusses how to do safe data governance amidst the digital transformation of an organisation. Also cited are the benefits of data governance in organizations like enhanced competitiveness, better reputation, and lower costs and fines associated with data breaches, as well as the five pillars of data governance, including workforce development, organizational structure, data policies, and technology infrastructure.
Guidance on IT management topics for SMEs. Covers the following areas: computer hardware; business software; the internt; communications; IT security; buy and manage IT; IT support; staff and IT training.
Government guidance on data protection, covering: recruiting staff; managing staff records; marketing products or services; monitoring staff at work and CCTV
The EBA Recommendations clarify the EU-wide supervisory expectations if institutions intend to adopt cloud computing, so as to allow them to leverage the benefits of using cloud services, while ensuring that any related risks are adequately identified and managed.
This document summarises the progress made by the government to deliver against the goals outlined in the 5G Strategy and the steps to be taken to ensure that the UK is a global leader in this area.
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