Setting Your IT Strategy

What is an IT strategy and why do you need one? At its most basic, an IT strategy is a plan for managing and optimising the software, hardware and services that keep your firm operating. It is essentially an operational blueprint that determines productivity, and therefore directly impacts your firm’s ability to generate revenue.   Plenty of businesses don’t have an … Read More

How much does IT support cost for accounting firms?

How much should your firm pay for IT support in 2020?  Plus tips for spotting inflated IT support bills A funny thing happened on the way to the cloud – IT got a hell of a lot better and much cheaper. Servers and software crashed less often, desktops too, and not just because the software was now running in a … Read More

How To Maximise Productivity In Accounting Firms

Why too much “Noise” from staff is the sign of an unproductive firm  by Jamie Beresford You know the kind of interruptions guaranteed to annoy every partner. Those minor IT hassles that will either take two minutes or two hours to fix.   “I can’t send email.”  “The printer is not working.”   “The internet is so slow I can’t open my … Read More

7 Email Security Best Practices For Accounting Firms

In most accounting firms, email remains the primary communication channel. It’s easy to think that just because you use email passwords or even a password management tool, you’re safe from cyber threats.  This is not the case. In fact, email is the most common method of attack for cyber-criminals targeting accounting firms.  In this article, we’ll review the top 9 … Read More

11 Essential Tips For Controlling Data In Remote Accounting Teams

In a central office, accounting firms can exert strong control over how their team members manage sensitive client data. But when teams transition to a hybrid or work-from-home environment, much of that control gets lost and additional risks can arise. Luckily, there are some simple policies, settings and tools that firms can deploy to significantly reduce their risks. In this … Read More