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Don't Be the Horse and Buggy

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We live in an amazing time!  This past week, I presented a webinar for 1,700 IMA members — but I didn
 
March 25 · Issue #79 · View online
Cloud Accounting Weekly
We live in an amazing time! 
This past week, I presented a webinar for 1,700 IMA members — but I didn’t call from my desk. I was on the road at events for FloQast, so instead I dialed into the webinar via Skype from the bridal suite of an events center in Fairfield, Ohio. And everything worked flawlessly.
Other than the need to socialize with the team, there’s no reason I need to be in the office. Everything I need to be productive fits in a small backpack.
A day earlier, I was halfway between Cleveland and Columbus when I needed to join a conference call. So I stopped the car for coffee at the only Starbucks for miles. As I was chatting with our team in San Francisco and Los Angeles, an Amish horse and buggy drove straight across my field of vision out the window of that Starbucks. Immediately, I thought of my grandfather, who grew up on a farm with no running water or electricity, and drove a horse and buggy to school every day.
Things sure have changed a lot in 100 years.
So, my fellow accountants — are you going to be the guy with the backpack, or the horse and buggy?
Think it over, and in the meantime, please enjoy this collection of the top links I clicked on this past week.

Automation
Job disruption is quickly coming to accounting, too Job disruption is quickly coming to accounting, too
No Coffee Breaks Needed: Companies Add Software Robots to Workforce
Demographics
Your Next Big Opportunity: The U.S. Hispanic Market Your Next Big Opportunity: The U.S. Hispanic Market
Internal Audit
Chart from "Internal audit profession making tech advances" (Accounting Today)
U.S. Trails Asia, Europe in Integrating Analytics Into Internal Audit
Work-Life Balance
PWC's millennial employees led a rebellion—and their demands are being met PWC's millennial employees led a rebellion—and their demands are being met
Friedman LLP implements new flexible work/life program
Recruiting
Remote Employees May Be the Cure to Your Staffing Woes Remote Employees May Be the Cure to Your Staffing Woes
Tips & Tricks
Ben Wann via LinkedIn
Industry News
Oracle opens its office of the future in Austin; campus could eventually employ 10,000
AutoEntry Announces New U.S. Headquarters in Arizona
​With MuleSoft, Salesforce gets a hybrid cloud play
Dropbox Surges in Much-Awaited Market Debut
Security
IRS sees 60% increase in data thefts from tax pros and warns of 'new client' scam IRS sees 60% increase in data thefts from tax pros and warns of 'new client' scam
App Updates
SAP Concur releases Budget software SAP Concur releases Budget software
The latest apps to join Xero's ecosystem
Hardware
The Best Wi-Fi Range Extenders The Best Wi-Fi Range Extenders
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