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Best 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...

Strategic Acquisitions Allow Middle Market Vendors to Compete with "Untouchable" 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! Fifth Year Earning a Place as a Top Managed Service 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 Commercial & Residential 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...

5 Things You Must Know About The Impact of the New Tax Law on Financial Technology

By CRA | January 03, 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. There’s been a lot of chatter, online and off, about the new tax law. Here’s what everyone needs to know about how it affects FinTech (financial technology). How The New Tax Law Affects FinTech The law went into effect on January 1, 2018 and will affect...

Advances in 3D Printing

By CRA | December 26, 2018
2018 saw an explosion in 3D printing. In addition to growing as a consumer product (the millionth 3D printer was purchased in 2017), 3D printers have been in the news, and even the focus of art exhibits. Here’s a recap of the biggest advancements in 3D printing in 2018. 3D Printing Advances in 2018 3D printing is a complex, but increasingly common, way of manufacturing virtually designed items...

Tech Tip of the Month: Backup & Disaster Recovery Preparedness

By CRA | December 18, 2018
With the amount of data businesses hold, it’s no secret that backups are key. Since we started typing term papers on word processors we learned–many of us the hard way–the importance of saving our work. While many of today’s IT solutions offer constant saving of individual work, it’s vital that businesses think big picture, long term and address very real risks. This month, Computer Resources...

How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Stock & Hedge Fund Trading

By CRA | December 18, 2018
This was one of our most popular blog posts of 2018. We've updated this post with new information to continue providing valuable content. Artificial intelligence is on the rise and changing how historically human-powered business is done. One example of this is the effect of AI on trading. The Coming of Age of Artificial Intelligence Chances are you use forms of AI every day. Talking to the...

How Blockchain Technology Is Revolutionizing The FinTech Sector

By CRA | December 14, 2018
This was one of our most popular blog posts of 2018. We've updated this post with new information to continue providing valuable content. Blockchain technology is changing the face of financial technology, or FinTech. What is Blockchain and why does it work so well in the finance sector? That’s what we’re unpacking today on the Computer Resources of America blog. What is Blockchain Technology?