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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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We need to talk about cyber

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.

Big tech and the move to net zero carbon

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.

Remote auditing – remote team working

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) resulted in the rapid adoption of remote working, including remote auditing techniques. This extract from the Audit and Assurance Faculty Know-How guide 'Remote auditing in practice' focuses on remote team working, quality control and IT security.

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

Finance in a Digital World

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Whitehall's weaponisation of data analytics: UK government is putting data analytics in the driving seat of civil service transformation

Article gives an overview of the ten years of Open Data in Government and how this is at the forefront of civil service transformation. It also mentions that significant economic benefits by enabling businesses and non-profit organisations to build innovative applications and websites using public data.

The path to industry 4.0 implementation

Article describes 'Industry 4.0'- the revolution in the companies do business which is occurring at a faster pace than any transformation in business history. This revolution is all about connectedness and will impact the roles of accounting and finance professionals.

Evolving finance technology: CFOs have a major role in ensuring that their company takes full advantage of data analytics and other capabilities that new technologies provide.

Article discusses the rapid evolution of technology and its impact on the job of chief financial officers, impact of the advanced enterprise resource planning systems on the function of finance according to Davies, and the role of the CFO in the management of a company's technology investment.

Why digital transformation equals survival during COVID-19 era

Article looks at how COVID-19 is impacting businesses and how it's speeding up digital transformation

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Tech donut

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.

Data protection and your business

Government guidance on data protection, covering: recruiting staff; managing staff records; marketing products or services; monitoring staff at work and CCTV

Recommendations on outsourcing to cloud service providers

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.

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