Top Technology Initiatives

    North America Top Technology Initiatives for CPA's Survey - 2013 

    The 2013 North America TTI survey was a joint effort between the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). The survey, conducted from Feb. 12 through March 6 in the U.S. and Feb. 14 through March 5 in Canada, was based on responses from 1,670 AICPA members nationwide and 219 Canadian respondents who are interested in information technology. This year, the survey is structured to dive further into the core concerns and priorities that AICPA members may have regarding information management and technology. The AICPA has created various tools and resources to assist organizations in addressing this year’s top technology initiatives. These tools, available to IMTA Division members and CITP Credential holders, can be found in the 2013 U.S. Top Technology Initiatives Master Toolkit.

    2013 North America Top Technology Initiatives Survey




       United States


    1. Managing and retaining data
    2. Securing the IT environment
    3. Managing IT risk and compliance
    4. Ensuring privacy
    5. Managing system implementations
    6. Preventing and responding to computer fraud
    7. Enabling decision support and analytics
    8. Governing and managing IT investment/spending
    9. Leveraging emerging technologies
    10. Managing vendors and service providers

       Canada


    1. Managing and retaining data
    2. Securing the IT environment
    3. Enabling decision support and analytics
    4. Managing IT risk and compliance
    5. Governing and managing IT investment/spending
    6. Ensuring privacy
    7. Managing system implementations
    8. Leveraging emerging technologies
    9. Preventing and responding to computer fraud
    10. Managing vendors and service providers


    2013 U.S. Top Technology Initiatives Master Toolkit


       
    A toolkit represents the 2013 TTI Master Toolkit

    The 2013 U.S. Top Technology Initiatives Master Toolkit includes resources that fit the organizational needs of IMTA Division Members and the educational commitments of CITP Credential Holders.

    New Tools Added! IMTA Tools provide IMTA Division members, including public accounting professionals and business and industry professionals, the tools and resources necessary to understand:

    • The top technology priorities and concerns for accounting and finance professionals
    • How to manage or mitigate risks associated with those concerns
    • How your client or your organization’s IT objectives and strategic plan may benchmark against the survey results

    CITP Tools provides CITP Credential Holders with the tools and resources necessary to understand:

    • How to educate other professionals in the Top Technology Initiatives affecting the current state of the IT Environment
    • How to present survey results to professionals in conference or State Society venues
    • How your client or your organization’s IT objectives and strategic plan may benchmark against the survey’s public and non-published results

       



    U.S. Top Technology Initiatives Survey Blog
     

    TTI blogThe Top Technology Initiatives Survey Blog is a monthly publication designed to address key risk areas and new risk factors in information management and technology assurance.

    This month's blog post, "Governing and Managing IT Investment and Spending" suggests that every organization wants to get the most out of its IT initiatives – without spending more than is needed or realizing that you have not spent enough to get the job done until it is too late. The key to achieving this depends on how your organization governs and manages its IT investment and spending – and having effective policies and procedures in place can help you to do just that.

    View the archived blog postings today and find an overview of the top priorities as revealed in the Top Technology Initiatives Survey as well as monthly posts that present insights on each of the 2013 prioritized top technology initiatives.


    Interactive IT Case Study for Accounting Professionals
       


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    An AICPA interactive case study offered by the Information Management and Technology Assurance Division, called "Interactive IT Case Study for Accounting Professionals”, provides an interactive environment to address top technology concerns that accounting professionals encounter and provide a snapshot of what the professionals need to know.

    The case study highlights a hypothetical retailer, Endangered Design, a $1 billion business with stores across North and South America. The training user acts as the company’s new CFO and CITP and decides to conduct an internal assessment of its business’s vulnerability to cyber-threats and explore emerging technologies.



    Other Resources
       


    Additional 2013 TTI resources

    • 2013 AICPA Top Technology Initiatives Survey Resource Index
      New IMTA resources are created regularly in the following key areas: IT Audit & Assurance, IT Risk Assessment, Security & Privacy, Information Management and Emerging IT Trends. Find the resources that will help you address this year’s top priorities in the 2013 AICPA Top Technology Initiatives Survey Resource Index.
    • 2013 North America Top Technology Initiatives Survey Webcast
      Listen to the archived rebroadcast of the 24th Annual Top Technology Initiatives Survey presentation. Whether you work in public practice or business and industry, the results of this survey will provide valuable feedback regarding the technology concerns that are of greatest importance over the next 12 - 18 months.


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