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I was on a swim team of one sort or another from 1980 to 1990, but I never competed in the breaststroke because the name made me uncomfortable. In 1989 I made it to state as an alternate for the 4-by-100 freestyle relay. Yeah. That’s right. The highlight of my swimming career was warming up at the state meet. I pretty much sucked, and not even shaving my legs helped.
But I have two BFFs who were big-time collegiate swimmers. One of them, Ron Lockwood, is now the head coach of the Wasatch Front Fish Market, the most successful swim club in Utah. He built the team from scratch, going from 8 kids to 265 kids in four years because that’s how Mormons do it.
What is a CPA?
Well…we’re the only ones licensed to perform financial statement audits. The federal government requires it for public companies, and the states issue the licenses. But is this what defines us? Is our identity basically defined by regulatory statute?
“Bringing integrity to information.” That’s sorta what an auditor does – makes the financial information believable, adds credibility. And even if we don’t perform audits, the public turns to us when it wants an honest opinion: when it needs to be objective and independent.
GoDaddy recently had a ‘hiccup’ in their service and it affected Smartvault‘s service. Since Smartvault is our firm’s online document management service, and our documents are extremely financially sensitive, I wanted to get Eric’s take on what happened with GoDaddy and why security online is so important.