K2's Technology Update Webcast | 4193627G

Date :
September 11, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location :
Webcast
Facility :
Webcast Rebroadcast
Level of Difficulty :
Update
Member Price :
150.00
Nonmember Price :
201.00
CPE Credits :
CPE 4.00
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More than just a class on the latest computers, learn about the full spectrum of practical technology available and learn how to implement these tools for maximum impact.

Are you ready to learn about the latest trends in technology? Do you sometimes feel lost in the technology jungle? Would you like clear guidance regarding Windows, Office, the Cloud, security, and other technology-related issues? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then make plans now to invest four hours in this fast-paced and highly informative course that is sure to ramp up your return on technology investment.

The technology tools available to businesses have never been better, but many are not taking full advantage of these tools. Understand the major trends in hardware, software, and services and how to utilize these tools to meet organizational objectives both efficiently and effectively.

Objectives:

  • List and describe key features of Windows 10 and identify situations where upgrading might be advantageous.
  • Analyze developments in mobile technologies and develop an optimal mobile strategy.
  • Identify security issues facing business professionals and list options for mitigating risk.
  • List and describe key features of Office 2016 and determine an optimal time to upgrade.
  • Identify major trends in hardware, including desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, storage, and printing.
  • Develop strategies for successful Cloud implementations, including accounting and tax, document management, workflow, and data storage and synchronization applications.
  • Define virtualization and identify how it potentially changes the technology infrastructure in your office.

Major Subjects:

  • Windows 10
  • Mobile technologies
  • Security issues
  • Office 2016
  • Cloud implementations, including accounting and tax, document management, workflow, and data storage and synchronization applications

Advanced Prep:

None.

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Level of Difficulty:
Update
Field of Interest:
Computer Software and Applications
Prerequisites:

Fundamental understanding of basic technology concepts.

Designed For:

CPAs, staff, and financial and business professionals.

Instructors

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr, CGMA, CITP, CPA

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr. received a bachelor of business administration (accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a CPA, Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an internal auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to staff manager and then operations manager of the internal audit group. In 1991, he transferred to the comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as manager of the cost accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a master’s degree in finance from Georgia State University in 1992.

Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education (CPE) courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past 19 years, Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, he enjoys an active personal life as well. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, he maintains professional memberships with the AICPA and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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