CRITICAL SECURITY ALERT: Exercise extreme care when opening email links or attachments
You may have seen recent news regarding the WannaCry ransomware virus. This virus is expected to have significant impact in the coming days.
Protect your data by:
- Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t know or companies you don’t do business with
- Ensure you have smart screen (in Internet Explorer) turned on, which helps identify reported phishing and malware websites and helps you make informed decisions about downloads
- Ensure that the pop-up blocker is running on your web browser
- If you save documents to your local computer, regularly backup your important files. For those clients who do not use Xcentric Managed Security Services:
- Make sure your Windows Operating System is up-to-date
- Make sure your Windows Server Operating Systems are up-to-date
- Xcentric has performed the necessary updates to Xcentric Cloud-based servers and all of workstations managed under the Managed Security Services (aka. Managed Workstation Service).
Welcome to the New Xcentric Cloud Portal
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Cloud Portal. Over the last fifteen years, we have been fine-tuning this custom platform around one simple idea…technology is hard – how can we make it easier for CPAs? It’s pretty amazing to consider the complexity of what transpires when a person launches an application over the Internet. We won’t get into all of the technical pieces, but you can imagine one must consider security, data storage, application configuration and server optimization, bandwidth, backups, and much much more.
With this latest version of the Cloud Portal, we have taken another step towards simplifying the complex. This starts out with the new look and feel but has been woven into the entire user experience. (more…)
Blog Hiatus During Tax Season
We love providing our readers with content on IT within the accounting industry, however, it only makes sense for us to post on our blog when our audience will read it. Because we know CPAs, we know that during tax season you’re too busy to do anything other than work, so we will be taking a break from our blog. We might occasionally post before the big deadline, however, we will mostly wait for you all to return. (more…)
Xcentric Partners with Duo for Heightened Security
We are always trying to find new and improved ways to make our Cloud more secure. With advancing technology, there are increasingly more options for security as well as more threats. After doing some research and looking at our options, partnering with Duo Security was a no-brainer. Duo combines modern two-factor authentication with advanced endpoint security solutions to protect your users from account takeovers and data breaches.
What does this mean for Xcentric Cloud users? There won’t be much noticeable difference to users except when logging into the Cloud. Duo adds one more step to the login process, but these extra few seconds a day adds a second form of confirmation before logging into users’ Cloud accounts, making it highly improbable for someone to hack into the Cloud.
Xcentric is on Inc. 5000 for the 9th Time in a Row!
Xcentric is happy to announce that we made it on the Inc. 5000 list again…for the 9th time in a row!
This is an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. To qualify for this list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. The top 5000 qualified candidates are ranked according to their percentage revenue growth over the past four years.
We are proud to have accomplished new goals since last year and are continuing to grow our team and client base. We couldn’t be where we are today without the support and encouragement from our amazing clients!
Firm Administrator Giveaway Winner!
Congratulations to Tammy Boring from Snyder & Company for winning our Firm Administrator Giveaway for a trip to Asheville, NC! We picked the winner yesterday and announced it at the CPAFMA National Practice Management Conference in Baltimore. Fortunately, our winner was at the conference and we were able to congratulate her in person. (more…)
Firm Administrator Giveaway Ending Soon!
*This giveaway has ended.
We are selecting the winner of our Firm Administrator Giveaway this Thursday, so make sure to sign up before the contest closes at 3pm on June 30th. We love firm administrators and appreciate all that you do for your firms – this is just our way of saying thank you!
We will announce the winner at this year’s CPA Firm Management Association (formerly known as The Association for Accounting Administration “AAA”) conference in Baltimore. (more…)
ChannelE2E’s Top 100 MSPs List is out, and guess who’s on it?
We are! Xcentric has been named on After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list and research. The list and research identify and honor the top 100 managed services providers (MSPs) in healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing and additional vertical markets.
These rankings are based on ChannelE2E’s Q1 2016 readership survey. MSPs featured throughout the list and research leverage deep vertical market expertise to drive annual recurring revenues (ARR) in specific market segments.
Xcentric on Top 25 Thought Leader + MSPmentor501 Lists
Xcentric’s Director of Consulting, Roman Kepczyk, has been named Top 25 Thought Leader again for his 6th consecutive year. Congrats, Roman!
Roman, along with the other 24 thought leaders who received this honor, met this past February for The CPA Practice Advisor Thought Leader Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to gather these 25 thought leaders with other influential development and executive staff of core accounting technology providers to discuss the future of the profession and how to lead the industry into this future. (more…)