K2's Planning and Managing Your Team's Technology

K2’S PLANNING AND MANAGING YOUR TEAM’S TECHNOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Isn’t it time you took control of information technology (IT) within your organization? With IT being both a significant cost and a strategic expenditure, what can you do to manage ROI? What steps are available to maximize the impact of technology, controlling costs where possible, while still benefiting from leveraging that technology to improve profits? How can you set reasonable budgets and manage your team and vendors to ensure that your technology is functioning as intended and on budget? What can we do to stay current enough on the options and conversant enough to speak with computer people?

Join us in this seminar to learn the best ways to plan and manage your team’s technology. The program is specifically designed for the manager who does not have a technology background, but who is now charged with leading and managing the technology investment in a small to mid-sized organization, including a CPA firm. If you are in that role, can you really afford to miss this program?

A special focus of this seminar is the impact that Cloud computing has on the accounting profession, regardless of whether you work in public accounting, industry, or for governmental, educational, or not-for-profit institutions. Don’t miss this chance to learn about Cloud computing and the potential for you to improve information services within your organization while improving efficiency and driving down costs!

COURSE INFORMATION

CPE Credit: Recommended for 8 hours Information Technology

Instructional delivery method:  Group-live demo and discussion using color computer projection

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of computer operations and terminology, including Microsoft Office Excel

Program level: Intermediate

Advance preparation: None

Who should attend: Business professionals who manage technology investments and applications in small to mid-sized organizations, including CPA firms

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major cost components associated with technology
  • Plan budgets to acquire the necessary resources needed for success
  • Differentiate between various opportunities for leveraging Cloud-based tools
  • Identify optimal software licensing strategies in an organization
  • Prepare and implement appropriate technology policies in a business