Cyber-Criminals Are Using AI to Hack You, But You Can Use it to Fight Back

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been an important trend in the digital landscape, but it’s quickly expanding its influence into the world of cybersecurity. As it turns out, 62% of cybersecurity experts polled at the 2017 Black Hat USA conference predicted criminals would use AI as an offensive tool in the coming years, and they were right. But there are two sides of the coin. Read on to find out how accounting firms like yours are using AI to defend themselves against cyber-attacks.

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Accounting and Legal Professionals: What They Can Learn From Each Other

You studied accounting in school because you loved numbers and the best practices make perfect sense to you. But if you’ve worked in the field for long, you know those best practices don’t apply to every business. Here are a few tips accountants can learn from lawyers (and some ways accountants can help them out).

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3 Ways the Cloud Will Improve Your Client Service

With industry experts estimating at least 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, it’s no surprise more and more tax and accounting firms are considering a move. But successful independent tax and accounting firms like yours are successful because of their persistence in putting their customers first. So, before you investigate this trend and move your services to the cloud, it’s worth pausing to consider just how this will affect the way you serve your clients.

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How to Make Your Virtual Firm Work: Part 2

A couple weeks ago, we analyzed data from an Accounting Today article that focused on the innerworkings of four virtual firms. We published a blog that discussed the benefits of being completely digital – like increased responsiveness, work/life balance, and the ability to work from anywhere – along with the added challenges virtual firms face, including communicating, fostering a consistent culture, and recruiting the right people. Read on to learn about these insights and the universal characteristics that make virtual firms work.

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3 Tips for Keeping Critical Business Data Safe During Hurricane Season

Meteorologists at Colorado State University recently released their initial forecast for the upcoming 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. From beachgoers to coastal property owners, people with plans or investments who may be impacted by a major storm have been anxiously awaiting these predictions, which are reputed to be among the nation’s most accurate.

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