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


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Practice Management
Faculty:
Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates


Description

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.

Basic Course Information

Learning 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

Major Subjects
  • 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

Course Materials

Faculty

Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston's Profile

Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston Related seminars and products

Exec VP – Co-Founder

K2 Enterprises, LLC


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. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point 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 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

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 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

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


Dates

Wed, Aug 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EDT
Tue, Aug 24, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EDT
Thu, Sep 02, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:59pm EDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:59am EDT
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:59pm EDT
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:59am EST
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EST
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EST
Thu, Jan 13, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:59pm EST
Tue, Jan 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:59am EST
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EST
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EST
Thu, Mar 10, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:59pm EST
Tue, Mar 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:59am EDT
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EDT
Tue, Apr 26, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EDT
Thu, May 12, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:59pm EDT
Tue, May 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:59am EDT
Thu, Jun 09, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:59pm EDT
Tue, Jun 28, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:59pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2021
Date Added to Catalog 07/05/2021
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who desire to learn more about add-on solutions that can enhance accounting software applications
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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