It is important as accountants that we keep abreast of technology changes that are taking place related to hardware, software and overall systems in general. We need to do this for various reasons, a few of which are: 1) Changes in technology have and will continue to change what accounting is, how it is done, where it is done, etc. 2) As trusted business advisers accountants are many times the first to be consulted on new technology adoption within organizations, therefore we should be aware of new and cutting edges changes that may be taking place. How should you keep abreast of these changes and starting thinking about there impacts? I read many blogs, and have cultivated twitter followers that have a pulse of what's happening. I'll list some of them on this page, and please as you uncover important sources of information add them to this page.

Blogs:

Data Breaches (From the Privacy Rights Clearing House):


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Data Breaches
  • Lovense by Kim Gough Today 9:56 am
    "A user of the Lovense smart sex toy discovered that the app companion to the device had a six-mi...
  • Aetna Inc. by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Paper/Films Business associate present: No
  • We Heart It by Kim Gough Friday
    "We Heart It, an image-sharing site used by 40 million teens as of a couple of years ago, is...
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Desktop Computer, Laptop, Network Server Business associate pr...
  • John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Other Business associate present: No
  • Urological Associates of Central Jersey P.A. by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Desktop Computer, Network Server Business associate present: No
  • Advanced Spine & Pain Center by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Electronic Medical Record, Network Server Business associate p...
  • W. W. Grainger, Inc. by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Laptop Business associate present: No
  • LSU Health Care Services Division by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Other Business associate present: No
  • Patients Choice by Kim Gough Friday
    Location of breached information: Network Server Business associate present: No



Twitter Followers:

  • Accounting Twitter'ers
    • @going_concern
    • @AICPA_JofA
    • @tomhood
    • @MACPA
    • @nealhannon
    • @xbrlplanet
    • @isaudit
    • @mwillis001
    • @AccountingWEB
  • Technology Twitter'ers
    • @arstechnica
    • @techreview
    • @fastcompany
    • @nytimesscience
    • @TUAW
    • @savitz (technology/investing contributor from forbes.com)
  • IT Security TWitter'ers
    • @quinnnorton
    • @wascwhid



Curated News: