Robots Are Coming To The Accounting Industry — Here’s How To Prepare
There’s been quite a lot of speculation recently that the growing sophistication and pervasiveness of artificial intelligence will decimate the ranks of the professional services industry, with accounting particularly endangered. Indeed, a 2013 Oxford University study listed accountants and auditors as among the most threatened by computers, and a 2016 McKinsey report predicted that 86… (0 comment)

Amazon turns Alexa into a style assistant with its new Echo Look device
Amazon.com Inc. has added to its Echo family. The e-retailer today introduced the Echo Look, a small tower-like, voice-activated camera that Amazon bills as a style assistant. “Using just your voice, easily take full-length photos and short videos with a hands-free camera that includes built-in LED lighting, depth-sensing camera, and computer vision-based background blur,” an… (0 comment)

The Future of Consulting
By Ismail Amla Disruption. As consultants, we love to talk about how radical technology shifts are disrupting everything—the markets we work in, the clients we work with and the world we live in. But what about consulting itself? Surely our industry is facing massive disruption with the introduction of technology platforms, like Hourlynerd and Experfy,… (0 comment)

Automated Tax Resolution And Collection Service Launched
There’s a new game in town, and it’s the first foray of automation into the IRS Tax Resolution field, sort of. Settleitsoft, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has rolled out what they are call an innovative, intuitive debt negotiation software platform, systematically designed to help alleviate the debtors’ universal problem of harassing phone calls and… (0 comment)

What Do Blockchain And Building 8 Have In Common?
They both have the potential to totally disrupt the accounting industry, either by completely destroying it, or by creating entirely new types of work for professionals. One thing for sure, these two each have such a potential for disruption that the combination of the technology being developed with these two resources can’t be foreseen. Blockchain’s… (0 comment)

How Does Outsourcing Affect Span of Control?
Some time ago “Harwell” did an article on span of control, pointing out some of the variables that make an IT manager’s span of control so unlikely to conform to any consultant-recommended norm. I received a number of positive emails about the article, but one email in particular asked about a different kind of span… (0 comment)

IRS Expects Nearly 13 Million to File Extensions
As the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service expects nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns either file or that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the 2017 tax season. The IRS has tax help, publications and information… (0 comment)