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an acca edinburgh & east of scotland network event

Maximising productivity is a key concern of any business. In this session Ron Weatherup and Liz Smith of Lugo IT will look at how the effective use of IT can improve productivity and how it can bring added value to your practice:

  • what should you be expecting from your own IT department or your outsourced provider?
  • are your current arrangements cost effective and can you save money?
  • make money by offering IT as a new added value service to your clients
  • cloud services, home working and secure client access
  • network and email security
  • remote support
  • business process improvements
  • a case study from an accountant who has benefited from improving their IT systems.


Ron Weatherup studied Accounting and Finance at Edinburgh University. In his final year he developed a real interest in computers which led to him achieving two Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) qualifications after completing his degree. He founded Lugo (then ScotICT) in 2003 following a period working for the Scottish Sage Accounting Centre where he was involved in installations, migrations, training and ongoing support. At the same time he was implementing IT networks from the ground up for clients based on Windows 2000 and particularly enjoyed designing and implementing networks on which Accountants could run their software.

Liz Smith studied accountancy and worked in practice for 3 years before joining Sage as a Software Consultant for 12 years. Liz now works with Lugo IT offering consultancy services to businesses wanting to get the most out of their investment in IT and helping organisations to set goals, address the practicalities of change and in turn improve efficiency and realise their potential.


  • 6.00pm Registration
  • 6.30pm Presentation
  • 8.00pm Close


Presentation FREE


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Novotel Edinburgh
80 LauriestonPlace


Date: 11 September 2014
Start Time: 18:00 GMT
Duration: 2 hours
CPD Units: 2