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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, 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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The pandemic-driven shift to virtual meetings has not only normalised recording conversations but has turned them into a business mainstay.

Audio transcription bots that make meeting notes meaningful

The first, and most important, is confirmation that quantum computers will be able to deliver processing power on an unimaginable scale.

The potential of quantum computing for finance

The question is, how far will companies go in uprooting conventional ways of doing business?

The digital future for corporate reporting

Video meeting software has matured and become much more reliable, in part due to the rollout of high-speed internet connections for business and residential users.

How to choose video conferencing software

A huge marketing budget and expert videography skills are not required to make an impact on clients.

Capturing the basics of video marketing for business

What you need to know before upgrading to the new generation of laptops that support the remote working revolution.

How to pick a business laptop for your accounting firm

Dual monitors at home are very popular for workers wanting to maintain the same productivity levels as in the office.

How to choose the right hardware technology for home and office

Today's cloud-based accounting software connects to a vast multitude of apps that collect information and perform other specialised functions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory.

5 accounting software providers for SMEs

Payment methods are changing in business, led by a boom in fintech companies and government digitisation projects.

New payment technologies: challenging business as usual


Best accounting software: measuring the pros and cons of online programs