Is your Internet connection Cloud-ready?

Internet connectivity is both best friend and arch nemesis to Cloud Computing.  One of the first questions a firm will ask when considering the inevitable move to the Cloud is related to connectivity and reliability of the internet. Here are some points for your...

Improving Outlook Communications and Productivity

Accountants have long been the information communicators for business and have become very dependent on email as an effective method for interacting with clients and firm members, as well as moving files and attachments. Over time, Microsoft Outlook has become the...

Partner's comp. layoffs and the future

Please consider your 3 year plan before you lay people off or delay initiatives. If you are a partner you have probably made more money in the past 3 years than you ever thought possible!  It is a privilege ( not a right to make healthy compensation). Short term...

Facebook privacy – concerns and a maze of options

We have all been hearing about the recent Facebook privacy concerns, or at least I have due to following a lot of the tech community on Twitter. If you are a visual person, like me, this image from the NY Times might help you see what some of the fuss is about....

The Xcentric Cloud now iPad Ready

It’s true, your accounting applications are now fully functional on the iPad. Don’t believe us? Take a look, CCH’s Write Up is working in the screen shot below. There’s no doubt it will take some getting used to, but if you are an Apple fan...