TechByte, a new concept brought to you by the AICPA Insider™ E-Newsletter group. TechByte will feature articles by top industry thought leaders on software, hardware, malware, spyware, LAN, WAN, mobile technologies, operating systems and everything in between of interest to CPAs and finance executives.

Some of our industry experts include:

James C. Bourke, CPA, CITP, is a Partner at WithumSmith+Brown where he is Director of Firm Technology. He is a past president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and currently serves on AICPA Council and the AICPA CITP Credential Committee.

Randolph P. Johnston, M.C.S., M.C.P., is Executive Vice President, K2 Enterprises. He is a nationally recognized educator, consultant and writer with over 30 years experience in strategic technology planning, systems and network integration, accounting software selection, business development and management, disaster recovery and contingency planning and process engineering.

Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, is the Director of Technology at KAF Financial Group. MacQuarrie has extensive experience working with CPA firm technologies and expertise in workflow, process improvement, disaster recovery planning, security and paperless office technologies.
Janis Parthun, CPA.CITP, CISA, CMA is a senior technical manager at the AICPA, where she manages AICPA's IT Section and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential program (IT Interest Area). Prior to joining the AICPA, Parthun worked at Grant Thornton, LLP as internal controls manager in their Business Advisory Services group.
Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, is the founder of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLP, a CPA firm focused on organizational development and advisory services for the middle market.
Liv A. Watson is Board of Director — IRIS India and Independent Consultant. She is also Vice President of Global Strategy at EDGAR Online, Inc. She was formerly Chair of XBRL International Jurisdiction, working with XBRL International.

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