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K2’s Shredding Your Servers And Going Virtual

Course - K2's Shredding Your Servers And Going Virtual

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Major Topics

  • The similarities and differences in desktops managed by a managed service provider, a desktop/application hosting company, and a browser-based cloud
  • Regulatory requirements like HIPPA, GLB, PCI, and more
  • Practical tips for dealing with service providers

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify critical differences between a managed service provider, a desktop/application hosting company, and a browser-based cloud solution
  2. From a list of regulations, identify a practical restriction on users imposed by the regulation
  3. Identify services included in productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Zoho and match them to the tools which best address an identified business need

Course Description

Most small and mid-sized businesses are at least considering cloud-based suites for business management, performance management, and productivity. Unfortunately, many owners and accounting professionals need to learn the difference between using cloud-native tools, employing a managed service provider, and utilizing a desktop hosting provider. This session helps participants understand the differences in the levels of service provided by these offerings and will also highlight some of the regulatory barriers which could create problems for your organization. Attend this session and learn what you need to know before saying “see ya” to your servers.

Compliance Information

Intended Audience

Accounting professionals who are responsible for selecting, implementing, or working in an environment which is reducing or eliminating on-premises servers

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Information Technology

Credits

2 Credits

Published Date

January 3, 2023

Course Authors

Brian Tankersley

Knoxville, TN
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

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 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is also one of the national instructors for Yaeger CPA Review.

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Overview

Most small and mid-sized businesses are at least considering cloud-based suites for business management, performance management, and productivity. Unfortunately, many owners and accounting professionals need to learn the difference between using cloud-native tools, employing a managed service provider, and utilizing a desktop hosting provider. This session helps participants understand the differences in the levels of service provided by these offerings and will also highlight some of the regulatory barriers which could create problems for your organization. Attend this session and learn what you need to know before saying “see ya” to your servers.

Course Details

  • The similarities and differences in desktops managed by a managed service provider, a desktop/application hosting company, and a browser-based cloud
  • Regulatory requirements like HIPPA, GLB, PCI, and more
  • Practical tips for dealing with service providers

  1. Identify critical differences between a managed service provider, a desktop/application hosting company, and a browser-based cloud solution
  2. From a list of regulations, identify a practical restriction on users imposed by the regulation
  3. Identify services included in productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Zoho and match them to the tools which best address an identified business need

Intended Audience — Accounting professionals who are responsible for selecting, implementing, or working in an environment which is reducing or eliminating on-premises servers

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Information Technology

Credits — 2 Credits

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Published Date – January 3, 2023

Revision Date

Course Authors

Brian Tankersley

Knoxville, TN
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

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 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is also one of the national instructors for Yaeger CPA Review.

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All of our self-study courses are NASBA approved (through our partners at K2 Enterprises) the revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards).

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  • Course materials (video & PDF version)
  • Unlimited attempts to complete exam
  • Course materials (PDF & Sample Materials)
  • Instant grading & certificate of completion
  • One year access to complete your CPE
  • Completion certificate

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