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Cloud: Where do accountants start?

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17th Jun 2013
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Cloud computing represents a big change in the way accountants work, but many practitioners don’t know where to start with this emerging technology.

Web-based software, now commonly referred to by the fluffy catch-all phrase "the cloud", is bringing about far-reaching efficiency and productivity improvements in tax and accounting, according to the recent Thomson Reuters' survey of 1,300 AccountingWEB members.

The study found that 11% of participating firms had already embraced the cloud, with 21% wanting to get there.

Further investigation indicated, however, that a quarter of firms are already giving clients sign-ups on their websites for enhanced services such as client document portals - and more than 50% of respondents anticipate that clients will need and expect similar online services in the future.

Thomson Reuters and AccountingWEB are teaming up this week to host a free live webinar to discuss the findings on Wednesday 19 June at 11am.

The free live broadcast How to use technology to enhance your practice’s competitive advantage will tackle issues including:

  • Reasons for introducing cloud solutions into a practice
  • What the cost implications are
  • How to know if your practice is ready
  • The broadband debate - do you need super-fast speeds?
  • Adoption of a more flexible approach to working.

After the webinar, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of a new report, based on topics covered.

Hosting the live broadcast is AccountingWEB editor John Stokdyk, alongside Max Thomas, head of strategy for the EMEA professional software market, Kingsley Sansom, head of operations at AIMS Accountants for business and Nigel Harris, partner and Burton Sweet. 

The live broadcast will be recorded and available to view on AccountingWEB, Google Plus and the site's YouTube channel directly afterwards. 

It's completely free, but to be reminded and received any updates, make sure you register now

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By KevinLyons
19th Jun 2013 07:30

Webinar invite

Has anyone received a webinar link or confirmation that this is happening? 

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By Rachael White
20th Jun 2013 09:46

Hi Kevin,

Sorry to hear you didn't receive confirmation of this. We hope you got to tune in live on the day, but if not, you can re-watch it here. 

Thanks,

Rachael

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