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Robotic Process Automation in Finance

Business Department March 2018

Outcomes from a meeting of finance professionals from large organisations, discussing the potential of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to benefit organisations.

Smoothly does it

Azhar Baig Chartech May/June 2017

FRS 102 has caused plenty of waves for bigger firms using accounting software lately. Now it's the turn of smaller practices to take on board the changes.

Data backup solutions

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Barnaby Page March 2015

This guide considers the business benefits of backup, including the specific advantages it can deliver in terms of business continuity, disaster recovery, and other areas.

Collaboration tools to benefit the business

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Simon Gough | Phillippa Rose September 2014

This guide explores the context of collaboration, provides some practical advice to begin integrating collaboration technologies, and offers a strategic approach to enable online sharing, storage and collective value creation for growth.

The business of apps

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Dave Howell December 2013

As the app economy continues to expand, businesses that want to remain relevant to their customers are using apps not only to deliver key services but also as a new channel of engagement. Accountancy firms in particular can leverage an app to deepen the relationship they have with their clients.

Developing a BYOD strategy

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Jason Meers September 2013

This guide is aimed primarily at SME organisations that need an overview of what BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) actually is, how it can be used to the organisation’s advantage and how to start developing their own BYOD and mobile strategy for using and managing mobile devices successfully within their business.

App happy

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Lindsay Clarke Business and Management July/August 2013

Having an app for your company is often considered a must in business, but do you really need one and how do you get what's right for you? Lindsay Clark finds the answers.

Planning and managing voice over IP

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IT Faculty January 2013

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a technology finding increasing use in business. It enables voice communication to run over computer networks including the internet and so can reduce costs. This helpsheet explains what VoIP is and how it can help your business.

Visualise IT - using dashboard software in business

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Lesley Meall November 2012

Throughout the guide we include comments from dashboard users that give an insight into their experiences, focusing on both benefits and cautionary notes. There are also a number of examples of dashboard images intended to demonstrate why good design and clarity are so important in the successful use of dashboards.