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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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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!


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


(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...