Email hasn’t gone away yet. Despite predictions of social media and other communication apps taking the place of email, it remains a primary tool for business communications. Often, its effectiveness is hugely decreased by junk that doesn’t need immediate attention. I recommend two ways of making your email work better: reduce inbox clutter and make sure you are interrupted only for important emails. Read More
LEADERS OF THE IT PROFESSION
Chortek was among leaders of the IT profession throughout the US and Canada at the ITA (Information Technology Alliance) www.italliance.com Fall Collaborative. Mike Senkbeil, Partner and leader of Chortek’s IT Team, and Steve Krueger, Principal and head of Chortek’s Business Technology Consulting Team, attended the ITA Collaborative. Most noteworthy, the ITA event, held at the M Resort in Las Vegas in early December, was also co-located with the Digital CPA Conference.
CHORTEK’S MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS OUR CLIENTS
Chortek has been ITA members for six years. Chortek’s membership with the ITA allows for the opportunity to network with our peers from other CPA firms and leaders of the IT profession, other software reselling practices, and focus on best practices. Furthermore, added networking with leading providers of products and services trending in the industry, improve our ability to serve our clients.
When traveling internationally, there are two major issues to plan for regarding smartphone usage: cybersecurity best practices and management of usage costs. In a prior article, I discussed the cybersecurity concerns involved in smartphone usage during international travel. In this article, I’ll be focusing on the latter, the subject of international roaming costs, and I’ll share my experiences from recent international travel. Read More >
When traveling internationally, there are two major issues to plan for regarding smartphone usage: cybersecurity best practices and management of usage costs. In a future article, I will discuss management of carrier charges while traveling internationally. In this article, I’ll discuss the cybersecurity concerns involved in smartphone usage during international travel. Read More >
Avalara Sales Tax automation software keeps you in compliance even as a bill that has been introduced in Congress would take the legs out from under existing remote sales tax laws. Read More >
Cybersecurity risk in today’s business environment prompts you to ask the question; “is it possible to run a business today in such a way that it is truly safe from cyber criminals?” Media headlines would make one think it is impossible. In my own practice, we have helped clients recover from many varieties of cyber attacks including direct hacking and theft, ransomware and phishing attacks. Targeted clients run the gamut from a very small ten-employee warehouse distribution firm, to a 50 employee professional services firm, to a 700+ employee manufacturing firm. Read More >
Sage Document Management by Altec is an automated workflow system that integrates with the Sage family of products to eliminate paper and paper-based bottlenecks, earning powerful cost-savings and providing better business visibility and control of information. Read More >
There are clues to watch for in order to protect your business indicating an email attack is in progress. In these forged email attacks, an email arrives addressed to an internal employee, in an attempt to initiate a back-and-forth conversation via email. This is a classic attack known as “social engineering”, where the attacker’s goal is to get the internal employee to disclose information, usually financial in nature. Read More >