"I've become dependent on GoTo Meeting," Jim Hitchner said, addressing the opening session at the AICPA National BV Conference on the future of the BV profession. "I can be 2000 miles away and we're jointly editing spreadsheets and reports. It's a simple, incredibly empowering technology," particularly for training.
"Using the internet to get the input of the wise old people in the profession is also fantastic," added Neil Beaton. "When you think of the leaders who are now retiring, I'm personally planning to take advantage of them," and being able to look at valuation analyses quickly without travel is a real benefit for those "how would you solve this problem" discussions.