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Sholto Macpherson

Sholto Macpherson has worked as a business technology journalist for the past 14 years. Since June 2011 he has been publisher of DigitalFirst.com, a news website on the latest cloud software and digital technologies for small business. Sholto likes to annoy his family with his rudimentary ukulele skills and Australian bush ballads.

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Google Hangouts Meet and Microsoft’s Skype for Business include video conferencing as part of their productivity suites and are effective for internal communications, especially managing remote teams.

Productivity tools to help you get tech smart with your accounting clients


'Seemingly out of nowhere, data engineering has shifted from a Big Four specialty into a hot topic among progressive small-to-medium accounting firms.

Add 'data engineering' to your accounting firm's toolkit


Business owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to online accounting software. Here's a look at the key global and Australian players.

The latest in online accounting software in Australia


ERP software companies are pitching cloud ERP to smaller businesses that have created a solid product or service and are looking for a technology platform to support their growth.

The ERP buyer's shortlist: which software is right for you?


When accounting software programs begin to feel a little small for growing businesses, is it time they move to an ERP?

Enterprise resource planning: taking the leap


The more things that accounting software can connect to, the more valuable it will be.

Cloud accounting: what you need to consider


A number of accounting software packages exist but which one is right for you?

Is Sage One right for your business?


Will the longstanding players in the accounting software game be able to compete?

How will the cloud disrupt practice management software?


Just because you can use Excel to organise your information doesn’t mean you should.

9 specialist tools that are better than Excel


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