Putting Computers into Practice

Charles Verrier has worked with IT systems for the accounting profession since back when the Internet was all fields.

For many years, Charles was Product Manager for 'Singleview' - the Document Management system marketed by Solution 6/MYOB.

He now works freelance after many years working for assorted suppliers to the profession. Charles is not an accountant, but he does hang around with them a lot.

This blog focuses on all aspects of IT and its application to accountants in practice, with occasional forays into pure technology and geekery.

(old hands may recognise the blog name as a tag line used by MICL many years ago. It's not used any more, and I'm pretty sure I came up with it in the first place!)

Latest posts
Mar
08

 

I've been playing with Windows 8 for a while now, and I recently installed the 'Consumer Preview' onto my day-to-day laptop.

Sep
15
1

This week - as the press has been reporting - Microsoft has released an early version of Windows 8.

May
27

For complicated reasons I won't dwell on - I found myself reading an article written by Douglas Adams more than a decade ago.

If you want an entertaining and frighteningly prescient discussion on the Internet, innovation, and its impact, then you'd be hard pressed to beat this...

Mar
31

I've been asked several times recently about personal emails on work IT systems.   I've been doing a bit of digging to try and understand the issue a little better and cut through some of the assumptions that are made.

Nov
18
2

There have been a few stories in the press recently to the effect that the internet is ‘nearly full’.   So – I thought I’d add my two penneth… with an almost completely jargon-free summary of the problem.

Jul
08
1

We're now at a point when most compliance packages have about as many bells & whistles as they need (and most people could want).   Everything that can be automated has been automated and the future of these packages is one of consolidation (with occasional flurries of activ

Mar
02
IE6

Recently, there have been some news stories floating about regarding the security of Internet Explorer (and version 6 particularly).

Jan
18

ANY business, regardless of its size, should invest in some basic minimums on the IT side of things.  One important investment is a server - good quality data-storage that lives in your office - keeping your core records safe and isolated from the day to day issues that can beset a laptop or desk

Nov
18
1

Recently, my old friends at UHY Hacker Young made the news as they celebrated the closure of a 34 year old Corporate Recovery case - there was only one person still at the firm who had been on the case when it started, and he is now the Managing Partner.

Oct
12

In the last few days, a cautionary tale has been unfolding in the world of cloud computing. There's a Smartphone offered by T-Mobile, called 'Sidekick'. It does the usual stuff - Internet access, email, diary, camera, contacts database, etc.

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