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IT management

Good IT management is essential to achieving value from IT systems and managing the risks associated with them. IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

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My system is down - what do I do now?

In the last couple of weeks, a significant number of accountants, their clients and businesses will have been affected by “major outages” with cloud accounting software.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 3 February, which includes: a restrained Scottish Budget in light of the coronavirus pandemic and HMRC publishes a Brexit edition of its Agent Update with guidance on postponed VAT accounting.

IT governance and strategy

Data protection and privacy

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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Ethical failure led to the FTX scandal

Analyzing aspects of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX's fraud and money laundering scandal highlights the importance of ethics, corporate governance, and internal controls, says Daniel Butcher. Some of the failures at the company included unreliable financial statements, mishandling of confidential data, diversion of corporate funds, poor or no recordkeeping and a lack of control of company cash.

E-invoicing Mexico s pioneering path creates complex terrain for taxpayers

Santiago Llano Zapatero and Diego Guerrero Segura of Ritch Mueller note Mexico's 'remarkable' digital transformation in invoicing, but issues in cross-border M&A transactions and a Supreme Court of Justice ruling suggest a tricky landscape

Navigating AI: a pragmatic guide for corporate boards

The article focuses on how the exponential growth of artificial intelligence (AI) across various sectors is compelling boards to redefine their roles in providing oversight and guidance on AI strategy and risk management. It emphasizes the importance of a human-centred approach to AI, aligning strategic decisions with an organization's mission and values, addressing ethical dilemmas, intellectual property concerns, and privacy challenges.

Reskilling for AI

Article discuses how millions of workers may need to be reskilled in the face of ever quickening technological advances and that although companies have a crucial role in addressing this challenge, many have yet to take it seriously. Leaders at 40 organisations that re investing in large scale reskilling projects are interviewed.

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Useful links

Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI

Policy paper from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Office for Artificial Intelligence on the UK's emerging approach to AI regulation.

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