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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “Providing for the Space Between – Lubricating Business”

  1. Paul Quickenden

    You have to wonder (especially in big organisations) what the real value of Accountants is. You can’t tell me that a computer system can’t do what MOST of them perform…yet in some companies there are hundreds of them ‘adding value’

  2. Ben Kepes

    @Paul – I couldn’t agree more. But there’s an entire industry waiting to argue the opposite….

  3. Rod Drury

    Small businesses are generally not business experts. Sure doing compliance work may not be high value but having a coach who can independently advise you on how to move your business forward absolutely provides value. Accountants and other advisers can and do absolutely add value.

    In most countries Accountants are the doorway into small businesses. I’m not going to debate but I would tell you that in the small business accounting software market having accountants on board is absolutely fundamental.

    We do want to help the transformation to proactive advisor, but supporting compliance is still important.