K2's Selecting And Vetting Technology Providers WEBCAST

Thursday, October 14 7:00am - 9:00am PDT

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2.0 Credits

Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00

Overview

Managing Information Technology (IT) is difficult when team members, contractors, and others all sound alike. If you manage IT, wouldn’t it be nice to know the questions you should ask? Join us in this session to learn the questions to ask your technology providers and how to identify some warning flags. The session materials can serve as a starting point for your discussions with your providers. Attend this session and learn many of the things you need to know as you navigate your journey through the world of technology.

Highlights

Qualifications and skills to look for in an IT provider, and the different types of IT providers. The available options for delivering applications to end-users. Guidance on what to buy and what to avoid when selecting hardware and software.

Prerequisites

None.

Designed For

Business professionals seeking to learn the best ways to identify and choose technology providers.

Objectives

Select from a list of different approaches for delivering applications to end-users. Identify the correct definition for each type of IT provider. Pick the correct meanings associated with common IT certification acronyms. Associate the various kinds of available software licenses with the correct descriptive fact pattern or definition. Identify some of the critical service provider risks.

Preparation

None.

Notice

None.

Leader(s):

Leaders

Brian Tankersley

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.

Tankersley has been recognized annually as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” for 2011-2014 by Cygnus Business Media. Tankersley is also one of the principal authors of the 2015 Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey, which included over 500 US accounting firms. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. Brian has presented sessions at many national conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Insights, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tankersley also holds numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00