Best Technologies for Small Businesses
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Best Technologies for Small Businesses

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston |  Brian F. Tankersley
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Small businesses face unique challenges when attempting to implement technology. Is the Cloud the right place to do business? What about licensing issues? Should I upgrade my hardware and software? How much is all of this going to cost? Each of these questions – and many more - has likely been asked countless times in small business environments regarding technology. In this session, you will get the answers you need to make better technology decisions for your small business. Join us in this session to gain a unique perspective on the best technologies for small businesses.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*List key solutions applicable to your organization

*Recognize key technologies to use or avoid

*Identify the impact of Cloud and mobile technologies on small businesses

*Define “The Internet of Things” and its relevance to small businesses

Major Subjects *Information Technology

Course Materials


Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston Related seminars and products: 29

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.



K2 Enterprises


1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting



Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours



Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional



Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications



Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions

Brian F. Tankersley Related seminars and products: 31

CPA.CITP, CGMA, Director, Strategic Relationships

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Brian Tankersley (@bftcpa, advises firms and companies on accounting technology issues.  He teaches courses in the US and Canada through K2 Enterprises, and has served as a guest speaker for professional accounting organizations in 46 US states and three provinces in Canada.  Tankersley is a Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee), a Certified Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Brian makes his home in Farragut, Tennessee.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs
Original Recording Date 07/28/2017
Yellow Book No
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Date Added to Catalog 07/19/2017

Additional Information

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