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2021 Sales & Use Case Tax Laws Defined!

Join us on Wednesday February 24th from 11am-1pm EST for 2-hours of fast paced, all killer/no filler actionable content delivered to be applied to your business immediately. You also get the 2021 Sales Tax Law Changes report from our awesome sponsor, Avalara, who is making this entire day FREE for attendees! Tap here to register today!

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Excel or Power BI?… It's Not About the Tool

There's an intriguing debate in the data analyst community on whether Excel or Power BI is the best tool for data analysis. Hear Pablo Moreno's perspective: he believes it's not about the tool, but rather, your data needs - data ingestion, data size, data aggregation, distribution of the information.

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 4: What's Next for AI?

In part 4 of this series, I explore what's next for AI. Artificial intelligence has been utilized in many ways and areas and is still breaking into new frontiers. Listen in as I share thoughts on new areas for AI and what to expect in the future.And, be sure to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. Additional sources:More on DNA storage: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/hello-data-dna-storage/More on Gartner DNA predictions: https://siliconangle.com/2020/10/21/gartners-predictions-dna-storage-expanding-cio-roles/ More on AI helping to fight cancer: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2020/04/01/new-blood-test-study-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-identify-cancer-but-its-not-ready-for-patients-yet/ 

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Ready for the 2021 Tax Season? Here’s How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected Your Business Clients

This CPA Practice Advisor article from Nellie Akalp (careful of ads) outlines changes for the 2021 tax season that you should be aware of.

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Getting to know DAC: Content Feed

The content feed in DAC features a number of easy to understand signals to define what the post is all about. This post explains each of them and puts some context around how you can use them to determine what you spend your time with!

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Why do so many ERP Implementations Fail?

Peter Joeckel joins John Siefert to shed some light on why he feels so many ERP implementations have been doomed from the beginning. With a focus on making sure the business strategy and technology execution are in sync, the sales process vs the purchase realities and the issues with integration, Peter gives an unscripted POV. Learn more about Peter by checking out his DAC profile page and stay tuned for part two of this podcast, and learn about his company, HandsFree ERP and schedule a discovery call to connect with him directly.

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 3: AI and Consumer Adoption

In part 3 of this series: Are people really adopting AI or is there still resistance? People are adopting AI more and more without even knowing it and it’s being used in tech and non-tech companies. Listen in as I talk through these ideas.  And, be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series. Additional source:Wired source: https://www.wired.com/2014/10/future-of-artificial-intelligence/

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DAC News Desk: Interview with Marie Wiese

I had a great discussion with Marie Wiese, CEO of Marketing CoPilot and Founder and Host of the "Women Talk Tech" podcast, on the shift in trends and strategies in marketing since the pandemic, bringing together sales and marketing, the gaps that exist between marketing strategy and execution, and much more.Be sure to check out the "Women Talk Tech" podcast and join the conversation. For more information on this movement, you can visit: https://womentalktech.info/Also, Marie has published a FREE insightful e-book called "The 5 Tools You Need To Make Lead Generation Work Right Now"

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How To Translate Threats and Risk To C-Suite

In this CIO Drive article, Samantha Schwartz outlines the key areas to focus on when presenting security issues to the C-Suite. While presenting this information to the C-Suite is important, many times this presentation lacks information on the impact on the bottom line. This doesn't translate well when threat levels need to be acted upon in different ways.

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UG Websites & Community Summit NA 2021 Update

This is a quick update on existing UG sites vs the DAC platform, Summit NA 2021 update, and an introduction to our new process for speaker submissions

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 2

In part 2 of this series, I share thoughts on AI in the world of Tax. This is an interesting area for AI to dive into considering all the rules and regulations that accompany anything in tax. What's in store for AI and Tax? Take a listen.If you want to learn and engage more on the topic of taxes, reserve your seat and join us on our Tax Binge Day on February 24, 2021.If you missed part 1 of the series, be sure to check it out here.Additional source:Deloitte study: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/tax/articles/artificial-intelligence-in-tax.htmlFor more great tax-related content, be sure to check these posts:Understanding Sales Taxes and VAT TaxesWhen GP Tax Tables Are Not EnoughIt's A Taxing Situation in D365 BC and NAV

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6 Developments That Will Define AI Governance In 2021

2021 promises to be an important inflection point for AI policy. In this piece by Brookings Institute, learn about 6 developments in governance aimed toward more principled use of AI - including the new National AI Initiative office, the European Commission's Digital Services Act, and more.