Technology

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Don’t let software licensing fall between the M&A cracks

First choice were fined and ordered to pay £81,000 licensing costs post acquisition, BSA’s Michala Wardell warns not to let M&A activity catch you out

12 Dec 2012

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The threat within: how employees are draining data from your business

Confusion and complacency could be the root cause in businesses’ relaxed approach to information security, explains Rod Day

11 Dec 2012

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Navigating the IT license minefield could save you 20% a year

Firms should be aware of the licensing pitfalls that await around every corner, warns Sean Robinson

10 Dec 2012

Sage reveals 5% contraction in software revenues

Software revenues and organic growth contract but, Sage One starts to take off

06 Dec 2012

Accountants listening but not engaging in social media

CCH survey shows that 78% of accountants class themselves as social media listeners - just 22% are contributors

03 Dec 2012

Investor files lawsuit against Deloitte & KPMG for work on Autonomy

Allegations the two firms missed numerous red flags in their work with HP and Autonomy have been filed in a lawsuit in the US

29 Nov 2012

Investors sue HP over Autonomy acquisition

Following IT giant’s $5bn write-down of acquired company HP investors file lawsuit for loss of earnings

27 Nov 2012

Web Seminar: Cut Fat, Not Muscle – How to cut costs without damaging your business

Join Financial Director and Accountancy Age on the 13th December for this exclusive live webinar, which will delve deeper into the ways of cutting costs without damaging your business

25 Nov 2012

Deloitte backs its audit of Autonomy

Deloitte defends Autonomy audit following details of accounting misrepresentations and improprieties at the technology company that have come to light

21 Nov 2012

KPMG conducted due diligence of Deloitte audit at Autonomy

HP CEO tells analysts the IT business called in KPMG to conduct due diligence work on Deloitte’s audit of financial statements at Autonomy

20 Nov 2012

Social media doesn't equal liability free

Twitter and Facebook may help firms extend their network but firms could still be liable for employee conduct, warns Andrea Ward

09 Nov 2012

IT experts 'disappointed' at Sage's TAS retirement

Sage decides against updating TAS to be real-time PAYE-compliant; accounting IT experts raise concerns

08 Nov 2012

Twinfield recruits new MD

Online accountancy software provider hopes to expand further across Europe following promotion of Barbara Kroll to UK MD

06 Nov 2012

Accountants should collaborate the cloud way

Evolving the way you communicate with your clients is essential, writes Wendy Rowe

31 Oct 2012

HMRC site to move to gov.uk despite several errors

HM Revenue & Customs' website will move to a gov.uk domain by March, despite teething problems

30 Oct 2012

Baker Tilly hires KPMG expert to boost IT advisory practice

Chris Knowles joins Baker Tilly to work with SME clients on cloud computing and SaaS options

17 Oct 2012

Ex-Nokia global CIO joins E&Y as partner

Former Tesco chief technology officer and CIO of Nokia John Clarke joins the operational transactions practice at E&Y

11 Oct 2012

PwC succeeds Deloitte as auditors of Phoenix IT

Weeks after PwC was recruited to investigate accounting irregularities, Phoenix IT hires it as auditor

04 Oct 2012

Accountancy services provider makes foray into legal market

Internet-based ClearSky Accounting will now offer legal services to its clients after the market was opened up

02 Oct 2012

Colin: HMRC's got its head in the cloud

Colin gives a wry warning as HMRC takes a big step

28 Sep 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.