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TechTalk Blog: Cyber Security Threats Hitting Midsize Companies Increasingly – Smaller Companies Next

If I were a betting man – and sometimes I am – the data released by The Hartford Midsize Business Monitor about the role of technology in midsize companies points towards a growing risk that is not just the exclusive pain of the ‘big guys.’ Eighty-two percent of midsize companies consider...



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TechTalk Blog: US SEC Invites Entities Regulated by the SEC (Public Companies) to Submit a Voluntary Diversity Assessment Report and Also Disclose to Stakeholders

Earlier this week the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) issued a report aimed at helping SEC-regulated entities assess diversity efforts to the capital markets and other interested stakeholders. The self-assessments are voluntary for US public...


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TechTalk Blog -- 86% of Accounting Tasks Can Be Automated With Current Technology -- Management Accountants Need to Review New Technologies

Great article in Accounting Today by Daniel Hood (Editor) today about the accounting profession and its relationship to technology… From Accounting Today: T homson Reuters’ Jon Baron … roughly a third of them (accountants) are dooming themselves to extinction by not embracing change and...

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TechTalk Blog: DATA AMPLIFIED GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN PARIS HELD ON NOVEMBER 6-8, 2017 TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF BUSINESS REPORTING & DISCLOSURE

ATTENTION: IMA MEMBERS -- Its not too late to register for the DATA AMPLIFIED GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN PARIS The IMA is an ASSOCIATION PARTNER and Strategic Finance Magazine is a Media Partner for the Conference 15% DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE FOR IMA MEMBERS AROUND THE WORLD USING IMA15 ...


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TechTalk Blog - XBRL ADOPTION GROWING WORLDWIDE IMPACTING MILLIONS OF COMPANIES FOR REDUCTION OF REGULATORY REPORTING BURDEN & BETTER ANALYTICS

Great article in Accounting Today about the status of XBRL adoption worldwide and its use to reduce business and regulatory reporting burdens (using Standard Business Reporting) and enhance analytics because tagged data is in a machine-readable structured format as discussed by John Turner,...

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TechTalk Blog -- Why the Capital Markets Needs Integrated Reporting -- Non-Financial Reporting

Interesting article … Largest democratic country in the world (India) is pushing the largest capital markets country in the world (USA) to have public companies disclose not only financial information but non-financial information to better serve both investors and the public. Including...


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TechTalk Blog -- NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO MOVE XBRL ACROSS ALL US FEDERAL FINANCIAL AGENCIES FOR BUSINESS REPORTING

Great article in Fed Scoop about new legislation being introduced in Congress that would take the XBRL global data standard -- created by the accounting profession -- and build-out across all federal financial agencies for better transparency and accountability. Using the machine-readable,...