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The Journey from Premise to Hosted to Cloud: A CPAs Travel Guidepexels-photo-97077.jpegbftcpa

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:47:22 +0000

I was pleased to write a white paper with Randy Johnston a couple of years ago called "The Journey from Premise to Hosted to Cloud: A CPAs Travel Guide", which details the transition from having your IT hardware on site to using a hosting company like Abacus Next, and then the eventual move to browser-based SaaS applications.

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Cryptocurrencies: What Accountants Need to Knowpexels-photo-730564.jpegbftcpa

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:06:08 +0000

I wrote an article for AccountingWeb on Cryptocurrencies which was featured on their site for some time.  Click here to…

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What Accountants Need to Know About GDPRbftcpapexels-photo-408503.jpeg

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:35:40 +0000

I recently wrote a piece on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regime (GDPR) for  A link to that…

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Travel Hacks for Road WarriorsIMG_20180319_102641_121bftcpa

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:08:11 +0000

Most of the readers of this blog know that I do over 100,000 air miles a year, all in the…

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FAQ on Decrypting Tax Documents with AES Cryptpexels-photo-207580.jpeg

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:55 +0000

This week’s episode of the excellent Security Now! podcast (#599, starting at 53:10) discusses the use of AES Crypt by…

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News Roundup- March 13thpexels-photo-206607.jpeg

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:14:23 +0000

Some of the current events I’ve been following include the following stories: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE Sometime in 2017, Microsoft will…

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The Business Model Problem With Unicornshands-purple-child-holding.jpg

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:40:55 +0000

There is a fundamental problem with Silicon Valley – too many startups seem to have a business model of “build…

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Business Grade Hardware Only, Pleasepexels-photo-256219.jpeg

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:23:52 +0000

One of the more important things that CPAs and other financial professionals should do is to buy good quality hardware. …

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Who Will Be The Profession’s Digital Plumber?google-plumbing

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:57:31 +0000

I’ve been using, supporting, and following accounting software developments since the 1990’s, and there’s a common problem which still needs…

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Second Annual CPA Firm Operations and Technology Survey Released

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:32:49 +0000

As many of you know, I do most of the data analysis and writing associated with the CPA Firm Operations…