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Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA blogs on technology issues and news for accountants of all types.



Published: 2017-10-03T10:08:11-04:00

 



Travel Hacks for Road Warriors

2017-10-03T10:08:11-04:00

Most of the readers of this blog know that I do over 100,000 air miles a year, all in the US/Canada. After 1.5 million air miles, these are my favorite travel tips – I hope they make your business travel...



FAQ on Decrypting Tax Documents with AES Crypt

2017-02-16T11:55:55-05:00

This week’s episode of the excellent Security Now! podcast (#599, starting at 53:10) discusses the use of AES Crypt by clients to encrypt tax data when sending it to practitioners. (I assume that those documents are destined to a professional...



News Roundup–March 13th

2016-03-13T15:14:23-04:00

Some of the current events I’ve been following include the following stories: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE Sometime in 2017, Microsoft will bring MS SQL to Linux – via @Wired KPMG Recruits IBM Watson for Cognitive Tech Audits, Insights via @ATechCom There...



The Business Model Problem With Unicorns

2016-02-29T07:40:55-05:00

There is a fundamental problem with Silicon Valley – too many startups seem to have a business model of “build to flip”. This model – which I’ve seen in the past – is a model in which the company has...



Business Grade Hardware Only, Please

2015-07-06T14:23:52-04:00

One of the more important things that CPAs and other financial professionals should do is to buy good quality hardware. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but I have two basic rules for purchasing computer hardware The...



Who Will Be The Profession’s Digital Plumber?

2015-04-14T10:57:31-04:00

I’ve been using, supporting, and following accounting software developments since the 1990’s, and there’s a common problem which still needs to be solved: “How will I get (my)(my client’s) data from (application one) into (specialized application two) so I can...



Second Annual CPA Firm Operations and Technology Survey Released

2015-04-09T13:32:49-04:00

As many of you know, I do most of the data analysis and writing associated with the CPA Firm Operations and Technology Survey published by CPA Trendlines. My co-authors, Dr. Leslie Garrett and Randy Johnston, and I released the new...



Recent Reading and Writing, March News Update

2015-03-18T10:14:53-04:00

I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of months, but unfortunately, I don’t have a lot which I can show you, the gentle reader of this blog. A listing of some of the writings I’ve worked on in the...



I’m Back, Peeps!

2015-03-03T13:00:36-05:00

I was going through my e-mail this morning, and saw that one of my favorite blogs, Jr. Deputy Accountant (Rated R), was back online after an extended absence. This made me realize that I had left you, the gentle reader...



Sage Releases Sage View

2014-11-10T17:16:58-05:00

(Press release is presented verbatim as it was published this morning) Sage View Enables Accountants to Deepen Client Relationships with High-Value Advice Sage and The Sleeter Group prove knowledge is the accountant’s superpower at the Solutions14 Conference LAS VEGAS (November...