Technology

In just a few years, the Google Analytics tool has gone from being “just another toolbox” for businesses to an integral part of understanding customers and industry trends.

How well do you know your digital analytics?


Don't get caught out by ASIC


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2.

Best must-have tech gifts for 2019


RPA will minimise the drudgery of many manual tasks that are done today and improve the quality of work, while also finding efficiencies and value for the business.

What RPA really means for management accounting


As the world increasingly favours card, online and contactless payments, society is grappling with the implications, good and bad, of a possible cashless society in the near future.

The backlash against contactless payment has arrived


Cybersecurity experts now emphasise that changing people’s security behaviours is as much a psychological challenge as anything else.

Password protection in the cloud accounting era


The cost of not taking cyberthreats seriously can be significant. The average cost of a data breach to an organisation has increased by 12 per cent over the past five years.

Top 5 internet security software packages of 2019


"We didn’t disrupt anything. We just expanded the possibilities,” says Jim McKelvey from payment company Square.

Using technology innovation to fight complexity


Machine teaching is about simplifying things by building multi-purpose tools that can be given to business users.

Machine teaching: the next extension of machine learning


3 ways to reduce the risk of payroll fraud


Zoho Creator order management software.

3 easy app makers you can start on today


Dr Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter, co-founders of Future Crunch, have worked with clients as varied as law enforcement and accounting organisations. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Future Crunch is changing the way we eat our information


The original idea for bron.tech was sparked by co-founder Emma Poposka's frustration at gathering her personal data for an immigration visa to Australia from Macedonia in 2015. The price tag? Nearly A$10,000.

Australian start-up bron.tech turns blockchain data into digital identity solutions


Accountants who can embrace new technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain will be well ahead of the game. Illustration: Michael Killalea.

Accounting's brave new blockchain frontier


A key to remote-working security is to have a proactive and rigorous HR department that informs and educates all managers and employees about guidelines, policies and procedures.

4 ways to overcome remote working challenges


What if you find a favourite cloud app has become too big and  unwieldy? Fortunately, there are still specialist alternatives available.

The best cloud apps and cloud platforms


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How accountants can implement a data analytics program


Looking down on ground water that has accumulated in the pit of the Mountain Pass rare earth mine.

Extracting the truth about rare earths


Shelley Banton realised that to take advantage of the kind of technology now streaming into the marketplace, she had to have a bigger firm behind her. Image: Anthony Geernaert.

Harnessing technology for better outcomes for auditor and client


Should you outsource payroll?


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