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Big Data and Finance - What's the Connection?

By CRA | November 08, 2019
Leveraging Big Data in Finance for a Win There is a deep relationship shared between big data and finance, one that has often been qualified as being “two sides of the same coin”. Recently---and despite it being one of the most competitive markets across the world---the finance industry is facing a new generation of disruptions, a series of novel issues that only big data can seemingly solve. ...

Food Industry Technology and Innovative Solutions

By CRA | October 24, 2019
Changes in the Ways Restaurants Conduct Business Restaurants have seen a new wave of food industry technology in recent years; as part of this, they have been able to increase productivity and minimize inefficiencies to a great extent. For instance, innovative restaurant technology such as cloud synchronization and Managed ITsolutions allow them to effectively measure growth and predict costs,...

Which Nonprofit Are You More Likely to Give To?

By CRA | April 11, 2019
There are many things to consider before making a charitable donation. What’s the best way for you to donate? It’s good to weigh your options carefully and think about where on the spectrum you want to make a difference. First, take into account who you are and what matters to you most. Then, tailor your nonprofit giving accordingly. Where Do You Fall on the Nonprofit Giving Spectrum? Nonprofit...

Fundraising for Nonprofits Using Social Media

By CRA | April 04, 2019
Fundraising for nonprofits relies on donations from social media followers more and more. It’s a good idea to keep the 80/20 rule in mind when it comes to fundraising using social media. This means no more than 20% of your posts should make a direct appeal for donations and the other 80% of your posts should be interesting or emotionally-driven content. Additionally, you must educate your...

Fastest Growing Nonprofit Sectors

By CRA | March 28, 2019
Charitable giving has been on a steady upward trend in the past few years. In fact, people have given more money to charity each year since 1977 with the exception of three years: 1987, 2008 and 2009. From 1977 to 2017, the average year-to-year increase in giving was $8.94 billion. In 2017 individuals and companies donated an estimated $410.02 billion to charitable causes. This amount is an...

Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofits Facing Economic Downturn

By CRA | March 21, 2019
In 2019, the economy is growing fast but two-thirds of economists in the U.S. are predicting the start of another recession by the end of 2020. Many nonprofits were taken off guard by the last economic recession when it began in 2007. Being unprepared for a downturn can be detrimental to any type of organization but is particularly disastrous for the nonprofit sector. Organizations are forced to...

Acquisitions Allow Vendors to Compete with Global ESI providers

By CRA | March 14, 2019
Electronic discovery, also known as e-discovery, is any process where electronic data is used in a civil or criminal legal case. The data may be investigated, searched and secured with the idea of using it as evidence. This has allowed for great advances in the legal industry, as digital data is much easier to work with than hard copies are. In addition, digital information is nearly impossible...

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Protecting Client Information

By CRA | March 07, 2019
Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. From small businesses to giant corporations, everyone is vulnerable to cyber attack. You don’t want to believe it but the unfortunate truth is: it could happen to you. Being aware of this is a good start. But if you’re faced with the reality of a cyber attack, you and your clients will be in a much better position if you have a privacy breach preparedness...

CRA Wins Again! 5th Time Earning a Place as a Top Managed Provider

By CRA | March 01, 2019
Named a CRN Pioneer 250 in the CRN 2019 Managed Service Provider 500 List Computer Resources of America | CRA is proud to announce today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CRA to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes the most innovative managed services solution providers across North America. Managed Service...

Growing Your Firm's Operational Privacy Team in 2019

By CRA | February 21, 2019
The European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. The United States is soon to follow suit by passing its own federal privacy laws. For example, the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a recent tax privacy law that will take effect in January 2020. In the wake of the upcoming privacy requirements, American businesses have started to get on board...

Your Law Firm’s Guide to Implementing Change

By CRA | February 14, 2019
The business landscape is in constant flux with technology as a major driver. A segment of this is often overlooked: law firms. In addition to the dense and confusing work of law, technology and law are not synonymous due to significant security and confidentiality challenges. But with cost savings a top priority and disrupting business, law firms need to implement change to survive and thrive....

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing Real Estate

By CRA | January 04, 2019
This was one of our most popular blog posts of 2018. We've updated this post with new information to continue providing valuable content. We’ve shared how blockchain technology is shaking up FinTech but that’s not the only vertical in which its making waves. Real estate, both commercial and residential, are seeing the benefits of implementing the technology. Thus, real estate is changing...