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K2's Technology Planning For A Post-Pandemic Environment

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Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston
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2 Hours
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Strategic and tactical business planning contributes to short and long-term success. Your technology plan should follow your business plan. But what if your goals become disrupted in the short term, and these events have long-term effects? Think 9/11, smartphones, or COVID-19 and consider if things will go back the way they were.

This session will consider the impact of remote work, security risks, collaboration tools, VOIP, and other tools your team require. How do we manage our various applications and meet our business plan goals? Attend this session to consider how technology planning works in the new normal.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Select remote and stay at home technologies from a list
  • List critical security approaches for managing remote and work-from-home team members
  • Differentiate between essential options to meet your needs
  • Identify opportunities to improve your technology plan

Major Subjects
  • Identify technologies that enable remote and stay-at-home work
  • List the critical security considerations for a virtual workforce
  • Differentiate between options to meet your needs
  • Enumerate technology options to include in your technology plans

Course Materials


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.



K2 Enterprises


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. (

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



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



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



Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications



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


Thu, Aug 12, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Fri, Aug 27, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Tue, Sep 07, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Fri, Sep 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Tue, Oct 05, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Thu, Nov 04, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EST
Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EST
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EST
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EST
Wed, Jan 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EST
Fri, Feb 11, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EST
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EST
Fri, Mar 11, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EST
Wed, Mar 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Fri, Apr 08, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Wed, Apr 27, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Fri, May 13, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Wed, May 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Wed, Jun 22, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm 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 technology options and strategies in post-pandemic situations
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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