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Technology

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, and cyber security.

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Byte size: Tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes concerns around Huawei’s threat to national security, the latest standard for USBs, and the latest Samsung phone’s problems unfolding.

The essential guide to blockchain

This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain technologies have the potential to disrupt the work of finance teams – particularly those focused on transactional tasks – by offering a system of universal entry bookkeeping, removing the need for independent verification. Here ICAEW’s Tech Faculty and Deloitte outline the basics of this complex and developing technology.

The right security approach

Improving your office operations may be just an app away. Whether it’s collaboration, file sharing, instant messaging or productivity solutions, here we profile seven apps on the market.

Byte size: Tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes concerns around Huawei’s threat to national security, the latest standard for USBs, and the latest Samsung phone’s problems unfolding.

Byte size: Tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes concerns around Huawei’s threat to national security, the latest standard for USBs, and the latest Samsung phone’s problems unfolding.

Finance in a Digital World

Digital transformation

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand how digital technologies are transforming economies and workplaces. Learn what it means for businesses and accountancy practices.

AI for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand artificial intelligence and what it means for finance functions. Here you'll find support on identifying how AI can benefit your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

The future of accountancy work

Digital technologies are set to have a revolutionary impact on the work of accountants, both in business and in practice. ICAEW has gathered together these resources to ensure its members understand how finance functions will change, the skills that will be needed and the role you will play.

China

Find business guides, support networks and help on importing and exporting for China.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018. Read a summary here, ICAEW members can download the full guide.