Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SOX Compliance Opens New Chapter

The route to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance has never been a straight line. And recently, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Staff Audit Practice Alert # 11 offered some new direction that C-level executives need to consider in making sure their firms don’t end up in the regulatory ditch. The PCAOB is sending a clear …

Monday, May 19, 2014

Internal Control Reporting Changes: The New COSO Framework

In our recent webinar, New COSO Framework—Imperative Internal Control Reporting Changes, me and my colleagues, Consulting Partner David Davis and Consulting Senior Manager Dave Osburn, walked through the first internal controls overhaul in more than 20 years. And with new Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) implementation deadlines upon us, it’s time for companies to stop …

Friday, April 25, 2014

Stopping the Next Heartbleed: Mitigate Digital Risk

The “Heartbleed” bug that was uncovered in early April led to a serious security flaw in the popular OpenSSL software used by many sites to encrypt and transmit credit card numbers, passwords and other personal data. This latest threat is one more reminder that it’s critical to have an effective (and adaptable) digital risk mitigation …

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Give Maximum Priority to Data Security

When it comes to assessing the effectiveness of your company’s computer security measures, there’s no time like right now. That’s only a slight exaggeration. Increasingly, your company and its reputation are vulnerable to outside threats that can hijack your information and make life tough for your business, your customers and you. A recent example involving …

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A “Super” Reason to Revisit Your Business Continuity Plan

Sunday afternoon and the weather was great. Do I stay at home and watch the Super Bowl live or head out for a quick bike ride? Bike ride it is…why else were DVR’s invented. So I get ready to head out and when I go to set up the DVR I am asked if I …

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BYOD: The Biggest Change in Computing Since the PC?

When I graduated from college in 2002, laptops, tablets and smartphones weren’t mainstream. You had a “cutting edge” device if you could download tons of music from Napster then burn it to a CD or play Snake on your cell phone’s monochromatic screen. Needless to say, when I began my first job, I was thrilled …

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fraud – The Cold Hard Truth

5%: The amount of revenue lost per year $140,000: The median loss to an organization 18 months: The length of time before detection These alarming statistics were reported by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2012 Report to the Nations. By the way, this report also found that one fifth of all fraudulent cases caused …