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How Will AI Change the C-Suite?
A new survey suggests that leadership roles will at least be shared with artificial intelligence in the coming years. Now’s the time to think about the executive roles that can’t be automated. This may not be the best time to be thinking 15...
Returns affected by e-filing outage will be timely if filed by Sept. 17
The IRS announced on Thursday that, for tax returns with a Sept. 15 due date that were affected by an e-filing software outage, the Service will treat a return and any elections that were filed with that return as timely filed if the taxpayer...
DRS Demos New myconneCT Website to CTCPA Members Prior to Launch
Prior to the launch of the Department of Revenue Services' new myconneCT web portal, CTCPA members got a sneak peek! DRS Commissioner John Biello and Communications Director Jim Polites walked members through the new website and answered member...
Ransomware Attack Postpones Hartford’s First Day of School
After months of careful planning, Hartford Public Schools postponed the first day of school due to a ransomware attack. Hartford Public Schools said in an email to parents and students that its technology “has been impacted by a ransomware...
Zoom with confidence
“I’m really better looking than this!” If that’s how you want to start every Zoom meeting, you’re not alone. The videoconferencing app seems to amplify every flaw you’ve ever worried about. I, for one, often look like a pasty waif who...
3 tech-related tips for working better remotely
The COVID-19 pandemic will eventually subside, but the massive exodus from offices caused by various quarantines has shown CPAs and their employers the power and potential of working from home. There's no going back to the status quo. It's...
Taxes, VPNs and Office Hours: The Ultimate Forbes Guide to Working from Home
Millions of employees could be in for a rude surprise next April when they find out their home office isn’t deductible and the states can’t agree on who gets their money. Time to put a tax pro on speed dial? I t's very likely that...
How to Survive a Ransomware Attack Without Paying the Ransom
At around midnight Oslo time on March 19, 2019, computers owned by Norsk Hydro ASA, a large aluminum manufacturer, started encrypting files and going offline en masse. It took two hours before a worker at its operations center in Hungary realized...
Improve your remote hiring process during COVID-19
The emergence of COVID-19 has changed many aspects of business, including hiring. With many office buildings closed and social-distancing measures in place, many CPA firms must figure out how to hire the best people through a remote hiring...
Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted
Marc Staut recalled the disappointment felt by some of his CPA firm clients as they introduced new information systems about a year ago. The project planning went fine. So did training the client firms’ professionals. The rollout may have been...
4 New Ways Firms Should Think About Remote Work After COVID-19
Overnight, COVID-19 and social distancing caused most firms to go remote to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients. In doing so, firm leaders realized that remote work CAN work and team members managed to deliver results under...
Deloitte dives into blockchain
Deloitte is helping more of its clients leverage blockchain technology as it sees the distributed ledger technology gain increasing usage after years of experimentation with the technology. “We were in an ideation phase with blockchain, which...
CPA licensure model transformation continues after NASBA board vote
Work to transform the CPA licensure model will continue in earnest after the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to support the advancement of the CPA Evolution...
The challenge for CPA firms: Applying RPA in the real world
It’s 2020, and by now it’s likely you’ve heard of robotic process automation (“RPA” for short). For those of you who haven’t heard of it, put as simply as possible — RPA does not involve little robots rolling around an office performing tasks. It...
Stay vigilant against these 5 data security risks
With corporate data breaches making news headlines almost every other day, it is critical for finance professionals and leaders to understand the fast-evolving cyberthreat landscape. For instance, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has heightened...
Study: Security Execs Had to Make Quick Decisions on Work-From-Home Shift
A third of respondents to a new study on cybersecurity strategy say that they basically were unprepared for the sudden move to go remote—leading to off-the-shelf solutions heading home with employees. There wasn’t a lot of time to shift gears...
Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown
Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from...
GASB Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing and Similar Subscription-Based IT Arrangements
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued new accounting and financial reporting guidance for subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs), which have become increasingly common among state and local...
The Good and Bad of the COVID-19 Era for Tech Execs
The good news is that many IT departments made it through OK; the bad news is that budgets are tight and new services need to be bought. A pair of surveys lay out concerns for both IT and security execs.
A 5-step plan for adding new tech amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has altered everyone's lives, changing the way we do business now and for the foreseeable future. These changes have made technology even more important. With remote work now a necessity for millions of people, business owners...