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K2's Tech Update – Today’s Biggest Trends, Solutions, and Opportunities

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Tommy Stephens
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Technology continues to revolutionize how we work; those who ignore this fact do so at their own peril. To remain successful, business professionals must stay on top of technology trends, implement the best solutions, and seize opportunities as they appear.

In this session, you will learn about a wide variety of technology trends, solutions, and opportunities. Specifically, you will learn about spending trends, software licensing issues, leading-edge hardware, mobile and cloud strategies, and security risks. If you attend only one technology session this year, make sure it is this one so that you are well-positioned for what lies ahead!

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List major hardware and software trends and identify their importance as it relates to purchasing these assets
  • Identify major updates, strategies, and opportunities emanating from leading software publishers
  • Differentiate between the most significant security risks and implement practical solutions to mitigate these risks
  • Assess the potential impact of implementing new generation hardware options
  • Identify leading cloud options available today and the importance of facilitating mobile use in your organization

Major Subjects
  • Hardware and software trends that affect your strategy
  • Purchase guidance on what to approve and avoid
  • Innovative applications for productivity and security
  • Interesting technology to consider

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally 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-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Mon, Feb 08, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EST
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EST
Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm EDT
Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Mon, May 03, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am EDT
Sat, May 22, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:48pm EDT
Thu, Jun 03, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EDT
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am EDT
Tue, Jul 06, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EDT
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Tue, Aug 24, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm EDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EDT
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:48pm EST
Tue, Dec 07, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EST
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/24/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge computer operations and technology
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of technology, particularly in the fields of accounting and finance
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



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