Technology Insights

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  • Read Part 1: Taking Off...One Firm's Journey into the Cloud Our firm is pretty good about getting tax returns done well before the 10/15 deadline. However like most firms we also have a few stragglers that insist on coming in at the last minute. That meant going away in early October was...

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  • The Mobile Devices and BYOD Webinar was presented by Alan M. Buckwalter, the Founder and Managing Partner of Jefric Consulting, LLC as part of a series of technology webinars sponsored by the Technology Interest Group . Mr. Buckwalter provide a comprehensive overview of the benefits and risks associated...

  • For some CPAs tax season means extra long hours, travel to remote clients, bad eating habits and missed family time. Try some of these free tech tools to make life a little easier. AnyMeeting Free web conferencing, video conferencing and webinar services for up to...

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  • Technology Blog: Critical Features of Tax Planning Software By Victoria Kosuda, CPA, CITP Potential tax changes can mean uncertainty as CPAs begin preparing for the 2013 tax season. The Technology Interest Group sponsored a Tax planning Software webinar recently to give tax professionals...

  • Five Truths about Having a Networked Life I recently completed “Networked Life” – a six-week course taught by University of Pennsylvania Professor Michael Kearns, the Founding Director of Penn’s program in Market and Social Systems Engineering. This popular course, with more than 40,000...

  • Technology Product Review: LastPass Reviewed by Tony Novak, CPA What It Is LastPass is a software service that addresses the weakest link of online security. The cloud-based security service prevents us from using insecur e passwords and repeating the same password...

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  • Tech Product Review: Mint.com Reviewed by: Lauren Taguer What It Is 'Mint' is a tool that enables individual you to view all of your online financial accounts in one place including checking, savings, investments, and retirement accounts. Mint has more than 7 million...

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  • Tech Product Review: Client Relationship Manager (CRM) Software Reviewed by Tony Novak, CPA This review focuses on the initial impressions of a test of Client Relationship Manager (CRM) software services. With more than 300 CRM software vendors available today that offer similar...

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  • The Apple iPad 2 – A Real Game-Changer Reviewed* by Marc Mintz, CPA, Marc Mintz & Associates, LLC marc@marcmintz.com Apple’s iPad has single-handedly legitimized a new class of mobile technology, namely tablet devices. For the majority of you perusing this review,...

  • The NJSCPA Technology Interest Group is pleased to bring Tech Product Reviews to NJSCPA members. This month’s review is by special guest David Campbell. Mr. Campbell recently presented “Data Security Basics” a 30-minute webinar for the NJSCPA Technology Interest Group . You can view the webinar...

  • Remote Access: Join.me Reviewed by Jaime Campbell, CPA JCampbell@bp-cpas.com What It Is Join.me , a product from LogMeIn , is a synchronous remote access technology. Currently available at no cost, it can be used both for remote logins and to hold conference...

  • Technology Product Review: ActiveData Reviewed by Beth Brilliant, CPA, CITP bbrilliant@comcast.com What It Is ActiveData for excel is an Excel add-ins program, that enables one to analyze data quickly. The program is marketed as a low end inexpensive auditing program but it is more...

  • Jing and Snagit Reviewed by Jaime Campbell, CPA, MBA, CTT, MCT Bartolomei Pucciarelli, LLC JCampbell@bp-cpas.com What It Is Jing and Snagit both products from Techsmith, are screen capture technologies. The two main types of screen captures...

  • The NJSCPA Technology Interest Group is pleased to bring Tech Product Reviews to NJSCPA members. Our goal is to provide monthly reviews of tech products/gadgets that may be useful to CPA's from both a professional and personal perspective. Look for reviews on NJSCPA Connect and...