Month: April 2012

QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks On Premises

April 20, 2012 by Aaron Thomas
Audit & Accounting
Intuit offers 3 flavors of QuickBooks “Online” – Simple Start $12.95/month, Essentials $26.95/month and Plus for $39.95/month.  Intuit offers “on premises” QuickBooks Pro $229.95/supported 3 years and QuickBooks Premier $319.95/supported 3 years.  I intentional do not speak of QuickBooks Enterprise as Intuit does not offer an online equivalent. By the...
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Protecting Your Data

April 18, 2012 by Aaron Thomas
Information Systems
Being an accounting firm we maintain a lot of confidential information.  We take securing this data very seriously.  Copeland Buhl employs current firewall and unified threat management solutions.  Reports from these devices are regularly monitored, and suspicious activity dealt with.  Regularly systems are scanned for vulnerabilities or potential misconfiguration. To protect client data,...
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On Premises or Cloud Computing

April 10, 2012 by Aaron Thomas
Information Systems
There is a lot of hype about cloud computing these days.  Many businesses have been “cloud computing” for years, hosting it themselves using Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix.  Today’s version of cloud computing generally means outsourcing a business’ applications and data storage needs.  In certain cirumstances this new version of...
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