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5 Mistakes Los Angeles CPAs Make with Bad Technology

Dec 06, 2019

Technology can have a make or break impact on business. Great technology can lead to more streamlined processes, more efficient output, and faster execution. Bad technology can be can lead to frustration, poor performance, and greater consequences ...

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The Impact of Cybersecurity on Being a Trusted Advisor

Jan 31, 2019

I've been doing this a long time - 27 years and counting. And it still amazes me by the laissez faire attitudes I get when I discuss the value of securing a business' network. When I initially speak with most people, all too often we're discussing ...

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4 Reasons Desktop as a Service Works For CPAs

Nov 14, 2018

Our increasingly connected world demands more than what traditional desktop systems provide for many Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). This is why many Los Angeles based CPAs are increasingly turning to cloud based solutions known as Desktop as a ...

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Why Vulnerability Management Is Important for CPAs

Sep 20, 2018

Vulnerability management is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of a Los Angeles certified public accountant’s (CPA’s) security posture. Protecting their clients’ sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data is a ...

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4 Ways CPAs Can Benefit from Password Managers

Aug 30, 2018

No matter how much organizations try to increase their cybersecurity stance, their efforts are virtually all for moot if they ignore one of the weakest (yet most vital) components of all: password security. Even as recently as this year, companies ...

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Why Your CPA Firm Needs Network Infrastructure Management

Jul 26, 2018

Like most small businesses, the expectations placed on in-house IT staff working at certified public accountant (CPA) firms in the greater Los Angeles area are increasing concerning network infrastructure management. As the industry and its related ...

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How CPAs Can Successfully Adopt Cloud Services

May 29, 2018

As a Los Angeles certified public accountant (CPA), people hire you for your financial acumen and not your IT knowledge or skills. This may mean that your firm is operating using a conventional but dated on-site IT system and server that can be ...

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Why Accounting Firms Need a BDR Solution

Apr 24, 2018

As a certified public accountant (CPA), you’re entrusted to protect the sensitive and valuable information of your clients. You can implement an intrusion detection system (IDS), use a firewall, and anti-malware and antivirus software — all of which ...

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Cost-Effective & Efficient Cybersecurity Tips for LA Accounting Firms

Apr 16, 2018

As a business owner, I understand the challenges and costs associated with running a successful business. However, as an IT security expert with more than 25 years of experience, I also know the importance of not cutting corners when it comes to ...

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Is Your Accounting Firm Protected from Malware Attacks?

Mar 14, 2018

I am often approached by Los Angeles accounting professionals who share their questions and concerns about how to protect their accounting technology and computer systems from malware and other cyber crime threats. This is an understandable worry ...

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How CPAs Can Avoid These IT Security Mistakes

Feb 22, 2018

Many Los Angeles Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) practice diligence when it comes to personal security. They lock their doors, install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, and may even have a security system installed. ...

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