Chartech: January/February 2018
In this issue, Alan Calder offers tips on preparing for GDPR, David Lyford-Smith delves into the latest IT Faculty paper, exploring the potential for blockchain and accountancy, and Simon Hurst outlines the Excel Slicer function.
Cover story: Big data in China
Kirstin Gillon of the IT Faculty shares the results of a major ICAEW research project with Shanghai National Accounting Institute and technology company Inspur. This article covers how businesses are using big data in China, and the implications for finance.
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A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes the so-called ‘forever battery’, Gartner research on artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, the Internet of Things, and how accountants can make the most of Twitter.
Excel tips using the slicer tool
Excel guru Simon Hurst details the versatility of the Slicer feature, which was introduced in 2010, explaining why it is at the heart of Excel dashboard creation.
Don't bring work home
With an ex-National Security Agency employee set for jail time for working on classified information at home, it might be best to keep work at the office.
Getting ready for the GDPR deadline
If stopping processing digital information is out of the question for your business, there is just time to take action and ensure you are GDPR compliant.
Helping your business stand out with onboarding tools
Jessica Pillow of Pillow May chartered accountants considers the different tools available for onboarding clients into your growing cloud practice, including examples with GoProposal and Practice Ignition.
How blockchain is changing the accountancy profession
IT Faculty technical manager David Lyford-Smith highlights the faculty’s latest paper on how blockchain is affecting the accountancy profession – particularly why accountants need to have blockchain on their radar.
ICAEW's South East Asia road trip
IT Faculty technical manager David Lyford-Smith recounts the faculty’s two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting, with a particular focus on skills.
Why you shouldn't panic about GDPR
ICAEW and its members are readying themselves for new data protection legislation. In the first of a new series on General Data Protection Regulation, Lesley Meall looked at what the IT Faculty is doing to become ready.