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Avantax Buys Software Company GuideVine

Avantax, Blucora’s wealth-management business, has acquired GuideVine Technologies. GuideVine market lead-generation and marketing software using to convert prospects into clients.


CCH Axcess: Emphasis on Automation

The elimination of data entry was a major emphasis at the recent Forward Together Virtual conference held by Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. The move toward automation include the upcoming CCH Axcess Engagement, bringing the K-1 engine into the cloud this year and a release of Client Collaboration in December.


State CIOs Turn to Chatbots during COVID-19

Chatbots emerged as important tools for state chief information officers in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 State CIO Survey, sponsored by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers), Grant Thornton and CompTIA found Chatbots, used for online citizen service inquiries was by far the most common technology implemented this year.


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. 



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