As the end of 2012 rapidly approaches, we should take a few minutes to reflect on the year and plan for 2013.  We will assume for now that the Mayans were incorrect and we will be here so what do we have to look forward to?  Indications are that the economy is slowly improving, companies are hiring, and many are looking to increase spending on IT and infrastructure.  So, 2013 could be an exciting year of new initiatives.

A lot of things happened in 2012… There was the separation of Google Maps from the iPhone and then the reintroduction of Google Maps to the iPhone.  Let’s not forget the iPad Mini.  Microsoft brought us Windows 8 and the new Surface tablet.  Let’s not fail to thank the wireless providers for the expanding roll out of LTE (still a ways to go!)  I know I am probably forgetting your favorite advance, please feel free to add to the list.

2012 was the beginning of this blog, too.  We have been working to balance our time and thoughts between clients and things to write about in this blog.  We have discussed budgeting and depreciation for our IT folks.  We also discussed BYOB and how the IT people can be helpful in strategic planning.

We hope that you found some of this helpful.  We are going to continue to approach this blog with the idea that information that helps the IT department and the Accounting department or Management better communicate will help your career and your company grow.

Now, check our archives for budgeting tips and past articles that may help in the New Year.  Send us ideas for the deTECH blog.  Above all, open up communications within your company; you are all on the same team.

From all of us on the Risk Advisory Services Team, have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!