Cloud Computing: Accountants ARE still grounded

Not every sector is running to the cloud, as service providers to Ireland's accountancy profession make clear.

8th June, 2014
Justin Lawless, chief executive of Intact Software.

While small businesses and start-ups are increasingly inclined to used cloud-based accountancy software (see panel on this page ''Cashing in on the cloud), industry insiders say Irish accountancy practices are still firmly rooted to the ground.

''Performance and efficiency is paramount for an accountancy practice and the problem with cloud is the reliability of broadband connections. Unfortunately it's too sluggish in much of Ireland to use with a browser interface, said Justin Lawless, chief executive...

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