Accountants top tech-savvy business poll

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While they may not be widely known for their tech-savvy, accountants are way ahead of other professions in using new technologies to grow their business according to research by software provider CCH.

In a poll conducted in October 2009, 39% of accountants agreed that technology was the biggest factor driving change in the profession, placing it second only to increased regulator complexity (57%) and equal to the impact of the global recession. This figure is even higher among accountants in practice, with almost half (43%) saying technology is the biggest factor driving change.

The majority (95%) of accountants are now comfortable reading and searching for accountancy information online, and with processing information and data online, which 84% say isn’t a problem. In this r...

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