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Security is 2012's Top Technology Concern for CPA's

Technology

By Teresa Grady

Securing The IT environment is the top concern for AICPA members for 2012. Each year, the AICPA surveys members nationwide to delve into the core concerns and priorities that AICPA members might have regarding information management and technology.

And while advances in technology have allowed CPAs to gain efficiencies and greater flexibility today more CPAs are concerned with the security issues that come with those gains. In fact, the top four technology initiatives for 2012 relate to security concerns. The complete list is as follows:

2012 Top Technology Priorities

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

Visit the AICPA website to read more about the survey questions asked and the 2012 Top Technology Priorities. You can also read more on the top 10 Technology Initiatives considered to have the most impact, which resulted from the same survey.

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