K2's Hosting, Self-Service, And Managed Service Options WEBCAST

Tuesday, November 2 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT

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2.0 Credits

Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00

Overview

Remote access has evolved beyond anywhere, anytime, any device access to full-service remote support. Various tools help us work virtually, starting with hosting productivity applications. In this session, you will learn about supporting tools needed, too, including multi-factor authentication, VOIP telephony, video conferencing, document management systems, portals, and Microsoft 365. Learn about options from Self-Serve to hosting to managed service provider options. Of course, the goal is to have all team members effectively work wherever they are with a full complement of tools. Attend this session to learn the best ways to make these technologies work.

Highlights

Remote hardware and software trends that affect your ability to work anywhere anytime. Purchase guidance on what to expect, approve and avoid. Critical applications for remote productivity and security. Functional technology to consider for remote work.

Prerequisites

None.

Designed For

Business professionals who desire to learn more about add-on solutions that can enhance accounting software applications.

Objectives

List significant hardware and software trends and identify their importance as it relates to working remotely. Illustrate how remote integrations are changing the landscape of the workplace. Identify major updates, strategies, and opportunities emanating from leading providers of technology. Differentiate between the remote security risks and implement practical solutions to mitigate these risks. Assess the potential impact of implementing a virtual work environment to improve productivity. Identify leading remote tools available today and the importance of facilitating remote work in your organization.

Preparation

None.

Notice

None.

Leader(s):

Leaders

Randolph Johnston

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years’ experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

EXPERIENCE

K2 Enterprises (K2E.com) 1990 – Present Hammond, LA Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology. Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com) 1983 – Present Hutchinson, KS Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management. Hutchinson Community College 1977 - 1997 Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing. Professional Data Services 1978 - 1981 Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Involved in a chain of ComputerLand and Entre’ stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas Farmland Industries 1977 - 1978 Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting EDUCATION Hutchinson Community College, 1975 A.A. in Computer Science, Math Kansas State University,1977 B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science Wichita State University, 1981 Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Accounting Today Listed as one of the 2004-2014 Top 100 Most Influential People CPA Practice Advisor Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2015 Accounting Technology Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry AICPA Technology Conference Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 29 years. Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2014; in Computing 1987-2014 Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional CERTIFICATIONS Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP Novell Corporation Certified Network Administrator – CNA AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’ Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications PUBLICATIONS Various publications 1978 - Present CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press. Mitchell Publishing - 1981 Basic Using Micros Random House - 1982 Business Computing Systems McGraw Hill - 1984 Computers: An Introduction John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002 Technology Best Practices K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012 Accounting Software Solutions

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00