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The big opportunity to 10x your fees

The pandemic has shifted society, creating large opportunities for accountants. Reza Hooda FCA CTA discusses these opportunities.

How best to regulate the bank cloud boom?

The adoption of the cloud by banks is hard to regulate given the rapidly growing supply of services by third parties. But financial regulators are increasingly turning their sights on the megatrend.

Building a data strategy

Kirstin Gillon summarises the key points from the Tech Faculty’s recent webinar on creating a data solution that works for your business.

Adapting technology and security for homeworking

Lesley Meall examines the questions that remain about the technology required to support post-pandemic hybrid working – and whether accountants can adapt to the changes.

Digital transformation will power your business

Key steps to successful cost-effective investment

Getting the machinery of government to work

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Former Downing Street policy chief Dan Corry believes the return of Public Service Agreements could help the government get more out of the hundreds of billions of public money it spends each year

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.

What does 2021 have in store for IT

There is no doubt 2020 saw some significant changes to working methods and practices and all the signs are that this will continue into 2021.

The rise of Amazon's web services division AWS

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.

Member case studies: Taking your practice to the cloud

Two ICAEW members share with us their experience of going digital and offer their tips for other firms in the process of doing the same.

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

Kirstin Gillon

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.

Cloud suppliers and their carbon footprint

As companies are increasingly looking to reduce their carbon footprint, they need to consider the impact of cloud computing on this.

COVID reveals the benefits of cloud working

Oliver Deacon May 2020

29 May: Businesses have been forced to adapt their ways of working almost overnight in light of the coronavirus lockdowns and those with cloud-based systems had a significant head start.

Data analytics software for business

The recent pace of technological changes and increasing volumes of data being dealt with, has created a need for finance professionals to be able to manipulate and analyse data to aid in-depth insights, improve financial reporting and ultimately facilitate better business decision making.

Are (non-computer-based) viruses accelerating the rethinking of work and business?

As the threat of total lockdown and the prospects of needing to self-isolate as a precaution becomes an increasing likelihood, the ability to go “to the office” on a regular basis to work looks doubtful, (unless your office happens to be in your house).

How to make app stacks work for you and your client

Our new columnist, MHA Carpenter Box partner Nathan Keeley, explains the benefits of building tailored app stacks for clients

TSB IT fiasco a corporate governance failure

Laura Miller discovers the corporate governance failings that led to the TSB IT crash, which left customers locked out of online accounts and drew regulatory attention.

Cover story: Clearing the fog of cyber security

George Quigley Chartech November/December 2019

George Quigley takes a look at the murky topic of cloud security, including what you need to understand about cloud service providers and your responsibilities when using one.

Managing lack of transparency and overslight with the cloud

Cloud technology holds a lot of promise, but a lack of transparency and oversight could lead to problems. Neil Christie explains how to avoid these issues.

In case of emergency

Financial Services Faculty FS Focus April 2019

What more could have been done to lessen the effects of the attack?

Putting technology into practice

How accountants in practice can make the most of digital developments

Behind the clouds: Getting the hang of cloud computing

Develop your awareness of cloud computing and its risks, with Peter Mandich’s introduction to the faculty’s new report for internal auditors.

Two MTD viewpoints

Two viewpoints on MTD from the Farming & Rural Business Community.

Start your digital journey

Highlights of an ICAEW Practice Business Advisers event held in the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, London on 5th October 2018.

Exploring CPU flaws Meltdown and Spectre

Almost every central processing unit is under threat from two flaws – Meltdown and Spectre. Leo Waldock explains what are they and why they are so dangerous, including tips for keeping them at bay.

Cover story: How can technology deal with climate-related concerns?

As a historically resource-hungry and energy-intensive industry, how can tech begin to address climate-related concerns?

Banking on the cloud

Tim Fouracre Chartech July / August 2017

Tim Fouracre explores the notion of accounting banks and how they could revolutionise the way we manage our finances in the future.