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Zoho Workplace Introduced

Zoho has introduced an office suite, Zoho Workplace, a cloud-based suite that encompasses nine integrated applications. The applications were built on a common model with common search and AI with a single dashboard.


Digital CPA Event Goes Virtual

Digital CPA, a conference hosted by the American Institute of CPAs and, will be held virtually. The event will be held December 8 and will be preceded by a November 12 pre-conference session on remote work. 


IT Professionals Tout Cloud Security

Cloud-based computing provides more security than their own company data centers do, according to 75 percent of information technology professionals responding to the recently released Oracle and KPMG Cloud Theft report. The survey also found businesses are using an almost bewildering number of products to provide security.


Defeating Zoom Threats

As businesses turn to Zoom for videoconferencing, a new generation of security threats has emerged. Among them is ZoomBombing in which intruders invade sessions and disrupt them.


Understanding Different Clouds

Cloud solutions have revolutionized the accounting industry in recent years. While the cloud may seem like a simple concept at first glance, few people fully understand the depth and range of the cloud options that are available today.


Six Software Companies Form Emburse

Emburse has been formed by six companies that market expense and AP software. The companies that have combined are Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia and Tallie, according to an announcement this month.


Six Steps to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

 When a cyberattack strikes an accounting firm, it impacts the firm’s data and, more importantly, can expose critical client data. Keeping your business data and applications safe and secure from ransomware attacks while increasing your clients’ awareness of malicious software requires collaboration with your internal IT department and managed IT provider. 


Paychex: 27 Percent Businesses Lack Security Software

A study by Paychex has one 27 percent of business owners do not use any kind of data security software. The recently released results were published in a survey of 500 business owners with one to 500 employees who were queried about data security.


Sikich: Half Surveyed Report Cyberattacks

Half of 310 companies surveyed report their organization experienced some kind of data breachor cyberattack in the last year. The figures were released in Sikich’s 2019 Manufacturing and Distribution Survey, which said 11 percent of respondents had major intrusions. The survey was conducted online in April.


  Firms Fare Well in Microsoft Awards

Accounting firms did well when Microsoft named its Dynamics Inner Circle this month. Inner Circe includes the 50 top value added resellers in the world with three of the Big Four and four other accounting firms honored.


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