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K2’s Simplifying And Economizing Your Tech Stack

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Major Topics

  • Taking an inventory of installed applications and tools
  • Identifying the tech tools you need and those you don’t
  • Canceling unnecessary licenses and subscription services

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify tech tools installed in business environments
  2. List examples of features in tech stacks often duplicated across applications
  3. Cite examples of applications and services that are less expensive alternatives to traditional technologies
  4. Calculate the total cost of ownership of specific tech tools

Course Description

All business professionals need access to the necessary technology to help them perform their jobs efficiently and effectively. Yet, no one should overpay for their tech stack. Unfortunately, though, many are overpaying and have yet to realize it. In this session, you will learn valuable tips to help you simplify and economize your technology stack. Participate in this session to avoid the risk of overpaying for your tech tools.

Compliance Information

Intended Audience

Accounting and financial professionals seeking to ensure they have the tech tools they need without overspending

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Information Technology

Credits

1 Credits

Published Date

January 4, 2023

Course Authors

Tommy Stephens

Woodstock, GA
Partner, K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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 twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

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Overview

All business professionals need access to the necessary technology to help them perform their jobs efficiently and effectively. Yet, no one should overpay for their tech stack. Unfortunately, though, many are overpaying and have yet to realize it. In this session, you will learn valuable tips to help you simplify and economize your technology stack. Participate in this session to avoid the risk of overpaying for your tech tools.

Course Details

  • Taking an inventory of installed applications and tools
  • Identifying the tech tools you need and those you don’t
  • Canceling unnecessary licenses and subscription services

  1. Identify tech tools installed in business environments
  2. List examples of features in tech stacks often duplicated across applications
  3. Cite examples of applications and services that are less expensive alternatives to traditional technologies
  4. Calculate the total cost of ownership of specific tech tools

Intended Audience — Accounting and financial professionals seeking to ensure they have the tech tools they need without overspending

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Information Technology

Credits — 1 Credits

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Published Date – January 4, 2023

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Course Authors

Tommy Stephens

Woodstock, GA
Partner, K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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 twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

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