There’s a ‘Chain’ Reaction Under Way!

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today Most of us first became aware of blockchain—the distributed, cloud-based general ledger—as a technology associated with Bitcoin. Today blockchain is emerging with extraordinary implications for firm growth. At the most recent AICPA Blockchain Symposium, I talked with three pioneers in the field. As a former auditor, I was especially

Let’s Put the Sizzle Back in the Steak

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.   For many years, only the largest accounting firms had business developers on staff. For smaller organizations, the very idea of “selling” seemed somehow beneath our profession. And with audit and tax nearly the only offerings on the menu, there wasn’t a lot of sizzle to sell. When they did

Technology: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination – Is your business model leading you in the right direction?

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By: Gale Crosley & Kacee Johnson Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. Does your firm’s spreadsheet of current projects include anything along the lines of “Complete tech overhaul” or “Create innovation strategy?” If so, you may want to consider revising the document. It’s not that gaining sophistication in the area of technology is a bad

When Technology Meets Service Lines – Get IT out of the back room and working for you.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.                                                            When was the last time you visited the office of your Chief Information Officer? Did it look like a post-apocalyptic RadioShack—shelves and surfaces strewn with coils of computer cable, thumb drives, keyboards, monitors and random mice scampering about? If so, your firm may be living in the tech

Home Alone. But Not Really.

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As I stood in the shower one morning earlier this week the words, “This feels like war” came to mind. Not that I’ve been in one. But I’m experienced enough to recognize the panic, uncertainty and vulnerability.  Moments later, with coffee in hand in front of the TV, I listened as New York Governor Andrew

Technology: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination. Is Your Business Model Leading You in the Right Direction?

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.  Does your firm’s spreadsheet of current projects include anything along the lines of “Complete tech overhaul” or “Create innovation strategy?” If so, you may want to consider revising the document. It’s not that gaining sophistication in the area of technology is a bad idea. Quite the opposite. The problem