Technology

People with a growth mindset believe intelligence can be developed, so they invest energy in learning in order to future-proof their careers.

Can a growth mindset future-proof your career?


For most businesses, blockchain is part of a distant future they don’t quite understand, but proponents say it has the potential to transform the engine room of financial services.

Blockchain reaction: is your data safe from hacking?


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


With a new range of flagship smartphones and laptops to choose from, here's a guide to what's on offer.

Smartphone or laptop upgrade time? Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung are all pitching for your festive dollars


Podcasts can allow an accounting firm to showcase its expertise.

Should your accounting firm have a podcast?


There are many repetitive tasks that AI could perform, and which accountants would not regret losing because it would make their jobs more creative and interesting.

AI in accounting: moving beyond compliance


56 per cent of SMPs have difficulty attracting next-generation talent, with 66 per cent of these firms citing a lack of candidates with the right skills as the main challenge they face.

Technology, talent and advisory: findings from the 2018 IFAC Global SMP Survey


Brian Forde believes developing countries will move into cryptocurrency adoption ahead of developed countries.

Brian Forde: Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust


“Everyone thinks data is a great idea until you start making decisions based on it,” says former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English.

Expect resistance from data insights


The auditor of the future will use data analytics to check data of much larger sets of information from a wide variety of agencies.

How data analytics is transforming audit


Start by documenting the challenges your team faces on a day-to-day basis.

How finance teams can argue for a technology upgrade


Accountants should remember that they will remain the “anxiety transfer experts” for clients, allaying fears and concerns and delivering insights into their business.

Accountants and AI: adapting to the digital future


Ayesha Khanna will talk about AI and machine learning at WCOA 2018.

Learning to love AI: Dr Ayesha Khanna sees a new way forward with artificial intelligence


One of the best ways accounting firms can protect their information from cybercrime is with an integrated IT security system.

Proven strategies to protect your accounting firm against cybercrime


If staff also travel for work, it can increase the risk of business data or devices falling into the wrong hands. Be sure your staff is educated about cybercrime.

Up, up and away? How to avoid cybercrime during work travel


Graphic design in iWork is a good alternative to the offerings of Microsoft Office Suite.

Beyond Microsoft Office Suite: alternatives that work


accounting software ebook cover

eBook: Is your online accounting software the right fit?


Technology, and all its facets, has become central to research on whether corporate financial accounts are still important to investors in their decision processes.

Is financial reporting still relevant?


It’s vital that all smaller public practices and many of their SME clients have in place a current incident response plan for data breaches.

Data breach response plans are no longer optional for public practices. Here’s what yours needs.


Despite their shortcomings, AI and machine learning are still enormously valuable efficiency tools.

AI: opportunity maker or opportunity killer?


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