When I qualified more years ago than I care to remember and joined the family firm of Bellman Messik as the third generation of Messik accountants, I rather thought that this was a job for life.
A Day in the Life of an Internet Accountant
Experiences and practicalities of SaaS and Cloud Computing from an ardent supporter and user.
I have had my IPad for 4 weeks or so and during that time it has hardly left my side - my wife is threatening to sue me for adultery, citing my IPad as co-respondent - I have promised to attend counselling sessions!
There has recently been a flurry of comment on the AccountingWeb Cloud – Accounting discussion group.
The Twittersphere is awash with comments concerning the unprecedented disruption caused by the Icelandic Volcanic eruption (not content with bringing us to our knees with their banking collapse etc etc).
I have taken a week off over the Easter break - haven't gone away but decided to stay at home and catch up with some writing and a multitude of little jobs that have been waiting for a convenient moment to complete (and will probably still be waiting when I go back to the office next week!).
Back in the distant past of the late 90’s, I experimented with using voice dictation software. This was meant to be the next great thing – imagine, dictating directly to the computer, just print out and you’re done. No need for secretaries, cut down on your overheads and your away. Simples!
I had an interesting meeting with a contact the other day discussing all things Cloud, gadgets and generally putting the world to rights.
I have just upgraded my Laptop to Windows 7. Not an exercise for the faint hearted, but after a few failed attempts I succeeded. I had previously been using XP and over the years I had downloaded so much rubbish and deleted loads more, the whole system was getting decidedly dodgy.
This is a true story (only the names and a few of the facts have been changed to protect the innocent!)
A client rings me the other day .."I have a bit of a problem. I need to get my accounts done very urgently... problems with the bank etc. Can you turn them round quickly for me?"
Continuing my research into Gadgets new (that's my excuse!), I have acquired the new Kindle ebook reader from Amazon - and I am very impressed.