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K2’s The Right Stuff – Best Practices for Selecting and Purchasing Computer Hardware

Course - K2's The Right Stuff - Best Practices for Selecting and Purchasing Computer Hardware

Major Topics

Learning Objectives

  1. List three major channels used to sell software by publishers and list at least one benefit and one drawback related to the license restrictions/risks typically included with each
  2. Explain why it is generally a bad idea to use consumer-grade computers and consumer-grade routers and other networking gear in a business network
  3. List at least three kinds of costs associated with on-premises and public cloud deployments of applications, and give an example of each
  4. Name the open-source tool which was used to evaluate complex terms in license agreements

Course Description

With technology becoming more strategic to every organization, it is more important than ever to buy the right business-grade hardware, software, and services for your team. This session will cover some of the basics of buying the right technology for your business, including evaluating hardware quality, tips for getting the best deals on hardware, hints for evaluating contracts and end-user license agreements (EULAs), and a review of software and cloud application licensing options. Attend this session and learn more about how to save time and money in the long run by doing technology right the first time and purchasing hardware and software using the right vendor programs.

Compliance Information

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Computer Software and Applications

Credits

2 Credits

Published Date

April 15, 2021

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

With technology becoming more strategic to every organization, it is more important than ever to buy the right business-grade hardware, software, and services for your team. This session will cover some of the basics of buying the right technology for your business, including evaluating hardware quality, tips for getting the best deals on hardware, hints for evaluating contracts and end-user license agreements (EULAs), and a review of software and cloud application licensing options. Attend this session and learn more about how to save time and money in the long run by doing technology right the first time and purchasing hardware and software using the right vendor programs.

Course Details

  1. List three major channels used to sell software by publishers and list at least one benefit and one drawback related to the license restrictions/risks typically included with each
  2. Explain why it is generally a bad idea to use consumer-grade computers and consumer-grade routers and other networking gear in a business network
  3. List at least three kinds of costs associated with on-premises and public cloud deployments of applications, and give an example of each
  4. Name the open-source tool which was used to evaluate complex terms in license agreements

Intended Audience

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Computer Software and Applications

Credits — 2 Credits

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Published Date – April 15, 2021

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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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