discussion question 1140

Online Assignment #1a and #1b

  1. Review the top 10 technology issues listed below.
  2. For discussion post #1a select one of the issues provide at least 5 reasons why you think it is important for accountants to possess knowledge of your selection.
  3. For discussion post #1b read your fellow student comments and critique their selection by confirming what points they chose to select their topic and three things they may include to further defend their choice.

There is an article and a blog post. The article has a lot of detail.

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The article 25th-Anniversary-Edition-of-the-North-America-Top-Technology-Initiatives-Survey-Results-March-2015.pdf

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http://blog.aicpa.org/2015/04/aicpa-celebrates-25-…

AICPA Celebrates 25 Years of Top Technologies for CPAs

Posted by Susan Pierce, CPA, CITP, CGMA on Apr 27, 2015

The 25th anniversary North American TTI Survey conducted in 2014 expounded on this trend in the profession and broke down the top IT priorities in the United States and Canada, with more than 3,000 CPAs and chartered accountants weighing in on the most pressing issues affecting their delivery of service in firms, and in business and industry.

Here is a list of the top 10 U.S. initiatives ranked by priority. I will elaborate on the top IT concern below.

  1. Securing the IT environment
  2. Managing and retaining data
  3. Ensuring privacy
  4. Managing IT risks and compliance
  5. Preventing and responding to computer fraud
  6. Enabling decision support and analytics
  7. Managing system implementation
  8. Governing and managing IT investment/spending
  9. Managing vendors and service providers
  10. Leveraging emerging technologies