Impact of Technology on the Accounting Profession - A Study of a CPA Firm's Disaster Recovery Planning

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Executive Summary

The results of an ongoing study of professional accounting firms in the U. S existing research methodology and results included in the 2006 IRMA International Conference reporting the strategic planning by a law firm pertaining to its disaster planning and recovery using information technology. All professional firms have certain legal and ethical obligations to protect their clients' interests and records including electronic one). Based upon the experiences of this CPA firm in planning for disaster recovery and its successes (And failures) in protecting its developing decision support capabilities a post-disaster study was conducted to ascertain the impact on the CPA firm's continued viability and growth, and on the impact on the firm's clients.

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