Date posted: 14/06/2022 4 min read

What's new in IT?

Explore how a range of emerging technologies can support inclusion, diversity and general wellbeing.

In brief

  • As a profession, we need to understand the shift in technology engagement
  • New cyber security hub for small and medium-sized businesses
  • The journey towards technology-enabled inclusion, personalisation and purposeful human-guided technology has only begun

Update from Ernest Stabek FCA

In the second edition of the IT News, we explore how a range of emerging technologies can support inclusion, diversity and general wellbeing.  

We clearly still have a range of adaptation challenges ahead, including how best to navigate this hybrid and changing environment of work. As a profession, we need to understand the shift in technology engagement, ensure we maintain our communication skills and actively listen, and develop a positive growth mindset to explore and appreciate the dilemmas of innovation. 

Chartered Accountants are supportive business partners that understand their clients’ challenges and make a difference. By leaning into technology at every opportunity and learning the language of emerging tech such as artificial intelligence, Chartered Accountants can stand out from the crowd. 

They can help clients immerse themselves by piloting or trialling new ways of working with technology in search of breakthrough solutions for problems and to ensure they remain realistic, assured, ethical and honest in this dynamic digital world. 

As always, in this quarter’s IT News we share what’s exciting in the news, including a range of perspectives on artificial intelligence, and the key data and tech trends to watch out for. This edition includes our new cyber security hub for small and medium-sized businesses and a unique selection of IT thought leadership insights, articles and events to keep you up-to-date. 

The journey towards technology-enabled inclusion, personalisation and purposeful human-guided technology has only begun. Technology is not something to be afraid of, it’s in everything we do. We have to be able to embrace it, make innovation non-negotiable and learn to adapt for good. 

We take a look at the ways technology could change our world by 2027, trends for CFOs, and explain what Web3 is and why it matters.  

In technical updates, we explore technological innovations in inclusion ranging from eyesight and smell and discover that some websites are monitoring our keystroked before we hit the send button. 

In the news, looks at what is holding companies back from being inclusive, what the dawn of quantum means for the future of blockchain and interesting cases for artificial intelligence with a conscience. 

We focus on how technology and humans can work together to help develop a more inclusive and empathetic world, a task that is fit for a Chartered Accountant.  

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