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ACCA Web broadcast a success

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The internet audience for ACCA’s Student Engage reached record figures this year. The webcast, aimed at students of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and broadcast by web TV agency BroadView, achieved almost three times the number of viewers compared with this time last year.

Student Engage has been viewed 32,000 times since it was broadcast on 23 April this year. This is a significant increase on 2007’s viewing figures and clearly demonstrates a demand for web 2.0 as a means of really engaging with the next generation of accountancy students.

Click here to Watch Engage 2008 Web broadcast

ACCA chief executive, Allen Blewitt and president, Gill Ball answered members' questions in another successful ACCA Engage live web-broadcast which took place on 23 April 2008.

Over 200 questions were submitted for the event with Allen and Gill answering issues ranging from global recognition to maintaining professional standards.


“Access to the web and all of the rich educatio…

ACCA appoints new Chief Executive - Helen Brand

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Helen Brand has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of ACCA - 29 May 2008

Helen Brand, 43, has been appointed as the new chief executive of ACCA.

Currently the managing director of strategy and development at ACCA, she joined the global accountancy body in 1996.

She replaces Allen Blewitt, with effect from 1 September 2008, who is leaving ACCA to return to Sydney, Australia, after five years based at the London HQ.

Commenting on the appointment, Brendan Murtagh chairman of ACCA’s remuneration committee, said: ‘We are delighted we have been able to appoint a worthy successor to Allen Blewitt. After a four month, global recruitment search, it is especially pleasing to be able to appoint from within the organisation. Helen Brand brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the 170 markets in which ACCA currently operates. Her global understanding of the sector and experience of working with bodies, such as IFAC (the International Federation of Accountants) will be of great benefit as…

Firefox Download Day 2008 A Pledge

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What is a RSS Feed

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Raj asked me following questions:

What is the difference between Stumbleupon and SPOCK?What is meant by Feed,in one of your article you mentioned about RSS Feed. I believe that most of the readers of Management Accountant Blog will have similar questions.

Stumbleupon: If you want to buy a TV, you will look for an expert guide on the features, price, competition analysis, ratings and so on and forth. And then you decide which one to buy. However, now a days, you will look for the reviews made by the ordinary users who have bought the actual product. More the reviews you are better informed to make decisions. Stumbleupon works on same concept. Click here to know more

Easy to Use, Community-based surfing:

The StumbleUpon Toolbar is integrated with the user's browser to allow for one-click access to quality web sites. A simple 2-level rating system gives users the opportunity to pass on or give their opinion on any webpage with a single click. These ratings also connect people sharin…

It is getting better and better and better

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I was listening to "Steve Jobs Macworld 2008 Keynote in 60 Seconds" and he emphasised how his company and products are getting better and better and better.



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The questions we can ask ourselves
Does the technology drive us to buy ? or
Do we upgrade our gadgets just for the sake of upgrade ? or
Do we analyse or get Return on Investments on the gadgets we buy ?Does buying of new mobile phone drive us to buy us a new pc ?To demonstrate an example, latest mobile phones have MP3 player, Camera, GPS, Wifi, Games, Radio, Calendar, Contacts, Blue Tooth and much more. How much of it do you actually use ? The mobile phone comes with a fantastic price and you want to spend on a new one annually !!!

Q: When did you last change your landline phone ?The world is moving towards internet. Yahoo, Google or MSN provides all the services on the internet. So if you have a phone with an inexpensive internet connection, you can manage everything. The current mobi…

How to Share Blog Posts

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You have been reading Management Accountant Blog and receiving updates via email or RSS feeds. Have you looked at the options of sharing the posts to your friends or professionals in Accountancy. This would make the Management Accountant Blog richer and interactive when people start to discuss articles, give opinions and view points.



Here are few tips how you can share the articles of Management Accountant Blog with your friends
ShareThis. On the footer of every post, there is an icon ShareThis, that helps you share the post with your friends by email or recommend it to social network sites like Digg, stumbleupon, technorati, myspace and many more. The add-on makes your life easy in sharing the posts.SezWho: Your rating on the blog will definitely help me to improve the contents on the blog. Moreover, if you are a blogger or website owner, you should install sezwho add-on your website. To demonstrate hover the cursor on check me out in this post below. You notice the posts and comment…

Do President or CEO of Accounting Bodies Blog ?

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Another word for technology is "Change". One is curious to know how the old hogs adopt to the change in technology. CEOs / Presidents of most of the Accounting Bodies are in age group of 45+. I found only two CEOs who blog
Moorgate Place - a blog from the CEO of the ICAEWAlex Malley - President of CPAShould the President or CEOs should blog ? A bit contentious issue. But it happens the same when a new technology is introduced. Remember what Western Union said to Bell, Inventor of Telephone.

"Mr. Bell," he wrote, "after careful consideration of your invention, while it is a very interesting novelty, we have come to the conclusion that it has no commercial possibilities… What use could this company make of an electrical toy?
The companies have been promoting Instant Messenger, Collaborative Blogs or wikis for their employees as official communication. So companies have been adopting the technology and learn to use them effectively for business.



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