Jul 2016

Relax, a robot might not take 98% of your compliance work

By: Odyssey In the Press
Tags: Automation, Digitisation, obsolete, Offshoring

There have been plenty of reports recently about jobs areas “at risk” due to computerization, commoditization and offshoring. A 2013 report on “the future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization” talks about factors impacting work in the future including the surge in computing power, streamlining of tasks and offshoring. Certainly these issues are still relevant today. This report …


Jul 2016

KPCB’s 2016 Internet trends report. Voice and other trends affecting accounting compliance

By: Odyssey Publication
Tags: compliance, Internet trends, Offshoring

KPCB’s Mary Meeker has become a legend for publishing the annual compilation of the most critical statistics and trends in technology. The 2016 Internet trends report was released last month with the slides available here. It’s well worth spending some time going through and having a look at some amazing trends, and new businesses that have sprung up virtually overnight …


Jul 2016

The Third Screen and its impact on Accountants

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Australian compliance commoditization, Marketing

If you start the count with accepting that movie screens and televisions are the first screens, with personal computers being the second screens, then there has been a lot of marketing documentation released recently about “the Third Screen”. The first screen, television, was a one way medium, for which there could be little real knowledge of the consumer. Marketers took …


Jul 2016

The Australian accounting world just got smaller… LinkedIn “Freelancer for hire” service

By: Odyssey Publication
Tags: Freelance accountants, Offshoring, Outsourcing

You might have noticed in the news just recently that Microsoft and LinkedIn announced they have entered into an agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for an all cash transaction of $26.2 Billion. Whilst some people are scratching their heads at the amount paid, some others are explaining the underlying reasons, including quite possibly the largest database of connected professionals on …