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What makes a good Technology Committee?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, February 26, 2015

"One of the big things about, and drivers for having a technology committee, is because there really are no IT projects anymore; there are only firm projects which have technology intertwined with them.  So it's important that there be…"

Jim Boomer speaks about the benefits of developing a firm IT Committee in this recording from March 2014.

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Tags:  2014 Blog  CIO  IT Department  Jim Boomer  practice management  Technology  Technology Plan 

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Technology Surcharge

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"...we really didn't know how much we were spending on technology because our firm, like many other firms, were using a concept called peanut butter accounting; spread it thin and no one would know how much we're spending…"

3 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  budgeting  Growth  L. Gary Boomer  leadership 

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Process Improvement

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, January 29, 2015

"So what are the results you can expect?  Well, you can identify wasted time and money; hidden dollars start to show themselves.  Moral and job satisfaction improve because people are more efficient and aren’t wasting time doing meaningless tasks or redundant tasks.  You have more consistent and effective work.  And really, you can ramp up new hires or people that transfer within your organization; the amount of time that it takes to get them up to speed is reduced.  Another question I often get is..."

 4 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Audit Process  Jim Boomer  Lean Six Sigma  Processes  Tax Process 

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Technology Reviews

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Friday, January 16, 2015

" In the future I believe that most of your benefit and return on investment from technology will come in the area of innovation.  The change in technology that's occurring today is that more and more dollars are being invested in offering client services..."

3 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Cloud Computing  L. Gary Boomer  leadership  Technology  The Technology Plan 

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Mobile App Development

Posted By Jim Boomer, Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"If we look at the profession today I’d day there's still a relatively small number of firms that have successfully developed mobile applications, but the interest is growing rapidly and the firms that are taking this on as an initiative are growing pretty quickly.  Now I just want to walk you through some important questions that you should look at before you jump into developing a mobile app because if you don't think about these things beforehand this can turn into a big, big money and time pit for you..."

4 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Business Development  Communication  Jim Boomer  Marketing  Technology 

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When Should You Change?

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"... the best option but the most difficult option, is to make the difficult changes while you have the cash flow and while you have the capability of making the selection and the priorities your priorities and not someone else's priorities.  So as you go into your firm summit this year..."

3 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Change Management  Firm Summit  L. Gary Boomer  leadership  Strategic Planning 

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Knowledge Management

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, December 4, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"In the coming years we’re going to have a huge transition of leadership and finding the right people to fill those leadership positions is going to be important.  But equally important is what's gonna happen to all the wisdom, experience and knowledge that those people that are retiring have in their heads..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Business Continuation  Business Intelligence  Communication  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  Jim Boomer  Knowledge Transfer  leadership  mentoring  Retention  Succession 

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Cloud Based Systems

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, November 13, 2014

"...when Thomas Edison brought electricity to the world he thought that it would be done by every company having their own power plant, and that's what Thomas Edison did, was build power plants for each and every company.  Then along came a guy..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Cloud Computing  L. Gary Boomer  technology  Technology Plan 

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Difficult Conversations

Posted By Sandra Wiley, Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Firm leaders are comfortable analyzing numbers, discussing reports, making business development decisions and giving positive feedback to their team.  However, when it comes to having a conversation about something that is challenging, or might cause conflict, the comfortable turns to..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  communication  Conflict Resolution  leadership  practice management  Retention  Sandra Wiley  Talent 

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Next Generation of Leadership

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, November 6, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"We're headed towards a massive transition in leadership and employment in CPA firms across the country and if we look at succession planning some have already transitioned, some are currently in process of planning, and others haven’t done anything.  But as I travel around the country and talk to many firms I notice that tensions are very high..."

3 minutes

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  Jim Boomer  leadership 

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