Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

How CPAs Use Their Automobiles

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

How CPAs Use Their Automobiles

Article excerpt

CPAs are putting technology into high gear.

A Journal of Accountancy survey found that 39% of respondents relied on cellular phones to stay in touch with their offices and clients and 37% packed their laptop computers when traveling on business.

The mail-fax survey, which appeared in the October 1993 issue (page 116), also found that 63% of those who used cellular phones had the instruments installed permanently in their vehicles. Nearly 10% of those who did not have cellular phones said they planned to get one soon.

Of those who traveled with laptops, 27% added a fax facility to their computers. Nearly a fifth of the laptop users adapted their cars' cigarette lighter plugs to keep their computer batteries fully charged.

Only 15% of the 208 respondents owned just one vehicle, while 53% owned two and31% owned three or more. Nearly 90% said they used an automobile for business on a regular basis.

Which car models proved most popular? Diversity was the byword. American auto makers, however, edged out the foreign competition. …

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