In this issue: climate change and technology; successful accounting systems; keeping ahead of HMRC deadlines; fourth industrial revolution; protection from cyber attacks, the dark web; COVId-19 passports; and Excel Tips.
The role of digital technology in achieving net-zero goals
With COP26 taking place in Glasgow later in 2021, Kirstin Gillon examines how businesses can disclose climate-related risks, align their digital strategies with these concerns and meet evolving net-zero targets.
A practical guide to cyber security for SMEs
All you need to know about the National Cyber Security Centre’s new resources, and how they can help protect SMEs from phishing, ransomware and other cyber attacks.
Byte size: tech news round-up
Pet’s names for passwords; the growth of Bluetooth technology; a new charter promoting responsible use of location data; why CEOs are concerned about cyber security; the rise of cyber breach attempts; and a look at the UK government’s draft trust framework on managing digital identities. Sandra Vogel reports.
Exploring the uses of the dark web
What secrets lie beneath the browser? Leo Waldock offers up a map for navigating the dark web.
How COVID-19 has affected the fourth industrial revolution
Lucy Ingham investigates the impact of the pandemic on the fourth industrial revolution and the move to adopting new technologies in future.
How to build a successful accounting system
Nathan Keeley explores the three technological pillars behind any successful accounting system: strong software, pristine processes and the right people.
Mapping out what lies ahead for Making Tax Digital
Michelle Perry advises businesses to stay on the front foot by keeping ahead of HMRC deadlines and digitising tax practices for clients now.
Understanding COVID-19 passports
Leo Waldock explores the potential uses of COVID-19 certificates and ways to move forward without databases, smartphones or apps.
Presenting data with the Excel Camera
Using graphic features can transform raw data into rich visuals. Simon Hurst explores the recent updates and offers tips on using the camera.