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Can cloud computing improve the functionality of my working day?

Cloud computing is quickly moving towards being common in the workplace. Gone are the days when it was merely an experimental system for data storage, as it can now span a whole host of devices and offer an unparalleled ease of use. Across a business, cloud computing allows for the careful scaling of data sets, enabling the efficient management and use of resources. Issues surrounding the reliability of internet connections limit the full impact of cloud so far but constant software updates and improvements limit these concerns. With the internet so fundamental to many businesses today, incorporating cloud is considered as the latest 'must-have' in a move to drive industries forward. The benefits Cloud increases the ease with which tasks can be carried out, while it ...

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Liquid Accounts Picks up Yorkshire Business Award

Liquid Accounts is delighted to announce we have won 'Business of the Month' for August 2013.  The judging panel for this award was made up a partner at Eaton Smith Solicitors, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and the UKTI and two others from the local business community.    Liquid Accounts beat 5 other businesses from the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield areas of West Yorkshire to pick up this accolade. Colin Meakin, CEO of Liquid Accounts, will be presented with the award on 6th September at Eaton Smith Solicitors in Huddersfield.  He commented 'we are very pleased to be recognised in such a successful business community and are proud to fly the flag for Yorkshire enterprise.'  liquid.current

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What can we expect for the future of cloud computing?

  The concept of cloud computing has developed rapidly in a very short space of time, so much so that the term 'cloud' might soon be dropped altogether. Currently, the on-demand computing model is considered a new way of providing the services that many IT companies have been delivering for several decades. Shaping the future of the sector By updating links across servers and acting as an effective means of storing data on large scales, cloud has opened up a vast number of opportunities in IT. Stretching across the globe, the systems enable a more efficient way of working, with more and more businesses choosing to use cloud. When in its infancy, the concept can take some time to be fully adopted by the IT sector, ...

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Could the internet be the best asset available for an accountancy firm?

The internet opens up a whole new world of possibilities for many businesses, providing opportunities to try out new marketing options alongside the tried and tested traditional options. By using online methods, accountants can expand into previously untouched markets, increasing their consumer base and output as a result. In a digital age, providing online options provides businesses and individuals with easy access to the help and information they require. Recent research suggests more than 50% of accountancy firms have a seen a return on investments when using online technology. Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that more than three quarters of accountants are now actively engaging as a means of extending their services. This regular exposure to a new, wide-ranging audience is not without its ...

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How has the introduction of cloud computing revolutionised the business world ?

  In a fast-paced business environment, having quick and constant levels of communication between all aspects of a workforce is vital. The simple concept behind cloud computing is that large numbers of devices are set up through a connection network - often the internet. As well as operating across many computers at the same time, it also offers the opportunity for systems to exist on the move. This can be particularly useful if you are looking to use the technology for online bookkeeping and invoicing purposes, ensuring that the operation is now slowed down unnecessarily. Mobile devices, tablets and desktops can be linked, improving the functionality of IT delivery. However, the concept is constantly developing, in essence it is very much in its infancy, and ...

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Liquid Accounts Raises £600k Funding to Maximise Software as a Service Growth in the Cloud

Liquid Accounts, http://liquid.current, the Yorkshire based developer of on-line Cloud accounting software, delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), has raised £600k to allow the company to continue its expansion plans. Launched in 2010, Liquid have developed the most comprehensive cloud accounting solution on the market for small and medium enterprises (SME's) and it is now the product of choice for thousands of users. Unlike the plethora of Cloud based on-line bookkeeping systems Liquids solution is a full accounting package at a similar price point as the entry level bookkeeping solutions. The £600k has been raised from existing investors, including the Aspire Fund and 2 new High Net Worth investors. Liquid Chair, Richard Doyle commented: 'we deferred our next round of fund raising ...

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When to move from manual to on-line accounting

Many small companies do manual bookkeeping, or use something like excel to keep track of accounts. But when do you know when its time to move to an on-line accounting package? Clearly when you can't manage the day to day running of your business and spend long evenings entering figures into a spreadsheet is a good time! But it may be appropriate to move before you get to this point.  After all if you have never used on-line accounting software how do you know what you are missing out on? What will on-line accounting software do for you? Here are just a few ideas. You will probably be able to save on accountancy fees. By using an on-line accounting package your accountant will be able ...

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Business spent around $109 billion on cloud computing in 2012 and it is predicted that this will rise to around $207 billion by 2016. (Gartner) So what is driving business to move to the cloud? Put simply, its down to flexibility, efficiency and cost savings.   What is cloud computing? Basically, it uses the internet to allow users to access applications that would previously be stored physically on their PC or on a server somewhere in the building. Now they can be stored anywhere in the World Wide Web (cloud) and accessed through a web browser, on a iPAD, android phone, iphone, tablet or PC in an internet cafÃÆ'©.   This has enabled application developers to offer software as a service (SaaS) usually on ...

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Accounting software – how to evaluate for your business

Accounting software can help you to organise and manage your complete accounting process. It should save you time, provide you with management information to make decisions and potentially save you accountancy fees. Finding the right accounting software package however needs careful thought to ensure you get maximum benefit from the software. Other than making sure what you use will be excellent value for money here are some things you may want to consider before making your choice. Firstly, decide what features you want from an accounting system. Clearly sales and purchase ledgers along with online submission of tax returns and VAT are essential, but do you also need stock to be integrated, multicurrency or payroll? Next you need to decide when and ...

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