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Is poor collaboration costing you new business?

We recently released the findings of our 2016 survey of 200 U.S. and UK accounting, advisory and management consulting firms, and what we discovered was that despite heavy investment in technology and training, many are struggling to strike a balance between security and usability. Often, this struggle manifests itself in unintended issues, such as data breaches which can have major implications to the success of the business.

3 trends driving change in accounting

The accounting sector has arguably been slow to adopt new technology, eschewing new, and often unproven, technology for older, tried and true tools. However, in the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’.”

Why collaboration is crucial for blue light services reform

In March this year the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group from techUK met for the first time, to discuss the potential technologies necessary for blue light services across the UK to deliver against a key piece of recent legislation.

Why inadequate technology is risky business for professional services firms

As one of the highest performing, under-pressure sectors, the professional services industry increasingly faces a number of unique challenges. Threatened by commoditization, increased global competition and even automation, the ability to maximize billable utilization, exhibit expertise and deliver a great client experience has become paramount.

Why we’re supporting the City Techcelerator program

This week is London Technology Week, for which I am an ambassador, and I thought this would be a good time to reflect on Huddle’s own journey as a London-based tech start-up. London’s tech scene has flourished in recent years and today ranks first for supporting start-ups and scale-ups in the European Digital City Index.

Why tomorrow's leaders need to be big data evangelists

Big data is no longer an over-hyped trend on the horizon. It's very real, and it's definitely here to stay. According to a recent Forbes study, 90 percent of businesses have at least a "moderate" investment in analytics technologies, talent, infrastructure and processes.

Choosing a collaboration tool – Part 1

Built on ever-growing networks of individuals, teams, clients, partners and suppliers, organizations are no longer just distributed across an office, they’re distributed across the globe. To work seamlessly across organizational and geographical boundaries, it’s more important than ever that we’re able to collaborate easily with these people whether they are inside or outside of our organization’s firewall. And yet, as we gain access to more and more tools for creating and sharing documents, these tools usually don’t work together, creating audit and security issues.

Away from the office? Review and Approve Documents from Huddle for iOS and Android

When you’re always on the go, or working away from the office, keeping on top of your to-do list can be a real headache. Time critical activities such as the review and approval of important or urgent documents can slip, causing frustration and even costly delays. That’s why, with our mobile apps for Android and iOS, you can make the most of precious minutes between meetings to review and approve documents, see who else has approved the file, or check a file’s approval status.

What does it take to build a dream team?

I have been very fortunate to have worked on, played on and led some amazing teams, both in my personal life and in my career. The term ‘dream team’ is used as an aspirational statement and, if we are honest, over used to the point where most people would probably state they are on one! Read any technology company’s ‘About Us’ page and you’ll see words such as ‘hard working, smart, driven, fun’ – all of which give the impression of a ‘dream team’. But is that really what makes a ‘dream team?’

The key to an on time, on budget audit

With evolving business and regulatory considerations, audit teams are continually balancing the need to deliver greater client value, while being more efficient. Not an easy task. While technology has aided the audit process in many areas, helping audit practices to better meet client and regulatory obligations, there remains one key area of deficiency across the entire process - collaboration.
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