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5 Ways LA CPAs Should Prepare Their IT for Tax Season

As Tax Season approaches, every Certified Public Accountant (CPA), including those based in Los Angeles, should be drawing up their to-do-lists. And at the top of this list should be reviewing and solidifying their computer hardware and software as ...

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Is Your Data in the Cloud Really Yours?

As more and more companies look to the cloud to store their information, the era of being able to mindlessly click “OK” or “Agree” on the terms of usage may be over. When your information is stored on your network, you (or one of your IT minions) ...

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Security Updates Stopping for IE

After today (January 12, 2016), Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer (anything below IE 11). Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping ...

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IT Factors for Los Angeles CPAs to Consider When Moving

Whether your Los Angeles CPA firm is moving to a new floor in your building (like we did) or across town, the key to making the move a success is investing significant amount of time ahead of time into careful planning. One of the first steps in the ...

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How LA Distributors Save Money Utilizing Thin Clients

A thin client is basically a throwback to the old client/server days of computing - although a lot prettier.  It's a desktop terminal that has no hard drive and for all intents and purposes, no computing power. Applications, files, memory, and other ...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Murkiness

When they came up with the word the "Cloud", I'm thinking they (whoever "they" are) were looking for a way to package this nebulous thing that would be accepted easily as opposed to something more appropriate - like the "Swamp" or the "Sandbox" or ...

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The Worst Security Breaches of 2015

It's hard to believe the scale and breadth that cyber attacks had on the public in 2015. With nearly 300 million records leaked and over $1 billion stolen, chances are you or someone you know has been touched by an attack. Here's a list of some of ...

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Is a Mobile Device Policy Needed for Los Angeles Manufacturers and Distributors?

Simply put – a mobile device policy, once written and properly implemented, is critical to ward off a slew of potential problems as tablets and smartphones blanket the computing landscape. Los Angeles distributors have different policies they can ...

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Any Idea Who's in Your System?

Any idea who's in your system?  I'm not sure how many people really think about this and if so, usually not until it's too late.  The reason I ask this is one of the hot topics floating around in our industry these days is outsourcing.  And by this ...

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December's Latest Security Threats

And the hits just keep on coming... As you can imagine, being a Managed Service Provider can be a full time job just staying up on all of these threats - let alone actively protecting our clients from them on a daily basis. Here's a quick list of ...

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LA Accountants: How Technology is Changing Your Firm

One hundred seventeen billion. That is the dollar amount the accounting services industry is expected to reach by 2018.  How well you differentiate yourself from your competition will determine what percentage of that will belong to your LA ...

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