K2’s Tech Update and Forecast

6 Credits: Information Technology
Event Date: July 13, 2021 7:30 am


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6 Credits: Information Technology
Event Date: July 13, 2021 7:30 am

Course Description

Technology continues to evolve and amaze! In fact, but for technology, where would our businesses be today? It’s truly amazing to see how companies quickly embraced many forms of technology in response to the pandemic. That pace of change is likely to accelerate as newer technologies become mainstream. Tools such as robotic process automation, data analytics, collaboration tools, and artificial intelligence will affect virtually every organization over the coming five years, working alongside today’s mainstream technologies. Participate in this session so you are prepared to embrace and prosper in an ever-evolving technological world.

Major topics include:

  • Developments in hardware and software
  • Significant developments in emerging technologies and why many of these technologies are essential now
  • Critical cybersecurity issues and potential solutions
  • Determining if subscription-based software models are right for your team
  • The impact of 5G technologies on virtually all aspects of communications
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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify significant technology issues that affect accounting and financial professionals
  • List at least three security practices that should be in place in every organization
  • Evaluate software subscription models to determine if they are ideal for your team
  • Differentiate between various communication and collaboration platforms, such as Teams and Zoom
  • Estimate the impact of emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation, and data analytics on businesses
  • Recognize technologies that will be key in a post-pandemic environment
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Course Specifics

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Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

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Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …

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