By Jeff Corbett, Senior Cloud Administrator
The cloud is everywhere now. Not clouds in the sky, but “cloud” as in “cloud computing.” As the internet came into being, the cloud was the go-to description for that wild area outside an organization’s firewall. It allows programs to be accessed over the internet instead of through an on-site network of hardware, applications and storage.
By Martin Ellingham, Sr. Product Manager, Aptean
The right to privacy has long been a concern in Europe, with laws going back over 30 years. The most recent directive, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was established to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying regulations within the European Union (EU). It aims to give control of personal data back to citizens and residents.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Cox, CEO & Phil Thurman, Director of Quality Assurance, Quality Manufacturing Services
Many organizations strive to become paperless for a variety of reasons. The goals for Quality Manufacturing Services, a full service electronics manufacturing provider located in central Florida, were to increase efficiencies and accuracy on the shop floor, as well as for cost saving and a move toward sustainability.
Financial crimes, which already cost victims billions each year, are on the rise, which makes the work of St. James’s Place Financial Crime Prevention Team all the more critical. Luckily, the company and its customers have Aptean’s Respond solution on their side.
By Martin Stiby and Sammy Kolt
There are a lot of serious reasons why kids should learn computer coding. For one, so much in our daily lives relies on computer hardware and software, and understanding something about how they work can help us use them more effectively.
By Lisa Bush, Senior Solutions Consultant
Printing utility bills can be a timely and costly job for most municipalities, but since utilities are a main source of revenue, it’s also one of the most important.
For the most part, larger municipalities have been outsourcing their monthly billing to full-service print companies because it’s more economical. Small and mid-sized cities haven’t jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon as quickly; they don’t necessarily have the minimum volume required for printers, and they also prefer to use their local post offices.
As I was watching a documentary on the Christopher Columbus expedition to the New World, it occurred to me just how audacious he and other early explorers really were. Imagine setting off into the unknown with only your experience and wits about you . . . and, perhaps, some technology.
In fact, whether it was Columbus sailing for the East Indies and landing in the Americas, Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigating the globe, Sir Edmund Hillary scaling Mount Everest, or even Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, they all relied on the technology of the day to aid in their quests to be the first to achieve their own unique and daring goals. Incredibly and against sizeable odds, each were able to make discoveries still celebrated today, and technology played a significant role in every journey.
By Steve Huskey, Associate Manager, Professional Services
"I don't think you'll ever have a perfect world because we humans are prone to error, and so we're always in search of an upgrade." ~ Henry Rollins
By Rosemary Buchanan, BBA, CPA, CA, Customer Solutions Consultant for USTI
On May 1st, 2017 the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB), a division of Financial Reporting & Assurance Standards Canada , released its Exposure Draft on Revenue . Comments were accepted on the draft document prior to August 15 th and the board will be reviewing those comments between September, 2017 and June, 2018 when the Exposure Draft is expected to become effective as part of the CPA Handbook. The Exposure Draft was written to address a recognized lack of guidance with respect to revenue recognition in the public sector. This deficiency has resulted in inconsistent revenue recognition between various public sector bodies, which has reduced the value of comparisons between like organizations. It was clear that a prescribed solution was needed.
Headlines that claim “ data is the future” are wrong. Data is the present, and every company should have a strategy in place today to collect, store and analyze the data flowing through their organizations. The answers to your most important questions can be found in the numbers, and your business is talking to you through them all the time.