Chartech: July/August 2020
In this issue: topical tech news roundup, advisory services, technology in audit, five Excel top tips, digital transformation and tech-driven contact tracing measures.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal is imperfect, yet it is a perfect example of how much and how quickly something can be achieved in pursuit of a common goal.
Byte size: tech news roundup
IBM stops offering facial recognition software in wake of Black Lives Matter protests; study highlights benefits of digital twins for businesses; and cyber-security report finds half of organisations have fallen victim to ransomware attack.
It's not 'either/or' anymore
The days of advisory services being an optional extra are over if your aim is to be a competitive accounting firm.
Getting to grips with technology
Becoming more digitally literate can help professionals in many areas of their work. Daniel Clark explains the importance of brushing up on your tech knowledge.
The right tool for the task
David Lyford-Smith explores the enduring focus on the interaction between technology and audit.
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.
Get more done with these five top tips
This month, Simon Hurst explores ways of increasing your productivity in Microsoft Excel.
Test, track, trace – again and again
Though the UK has one of the world’s highest COVID-19 death tolls, it’s been slow to roll out any tech-driven contact tracing measures. But, Leo Waldock ask, is there a better solution?