Since the millennium bug there has been no really big technology issue that compels users to go out and upgrade their accounts packages. But don't be misled: the changes currently taking place in accounting software are massive.
On the face of it, the principal changes in accounting software are driven by technology. Looking at the past decade, first there was the change from DOS to Windows in the mid-90s, then you had to have not just any old Windows but real 32-bit Windows; this was followed by client-server and, biggest of all, there was the millennium bug.
New technologies periodically come and go. Marketing departments whip up the frenzy and the punters are stampeded into buying the latest system, often without quite realising why they are doing it.
And this is all good, be...