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K2's 2023 Shredding Your Servers And Going Virtual

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Technology
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Most small and mid-sized businesses are at least considering cloud-based suites for business management, performance management, and productivity. Unfortunately, many owners and accounting professionals need to learn the difference between using cloud-native tools, employing a managed service provider, and utilizing a desktop hosting provider. This session helps participants understand the differences in the levels of service provided by these offerings and will also highlight some of the regulatory barriers which could create problems for your organization. Attend this session and learn what you need to know before saying “see ya” to your servers.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify critical differences between a managed service provider, a desktop/application hosting company, and a browser-based cloud solution
  • From a list of regulations, identify a practical restriction on users imposed by the regulation
  • Identify services included in productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Zoho and match them to the tools which best address an identified business need

Major Subjects
  • Regulatory requirements like HIPPA, GLB, PCI, and more
  • Practical tips for dealing with service providers

Course Materials


Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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Director, Strategic Relationships

K2 Enterprises, LLC

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, writes for multiple accounting media outlets, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (  Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.  Brian started teaching CPA review courses in 1997, and currently works with Yaeger CPA Review.

Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 48 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada.  He has received numerous awards for his writing and speaking from state CPA societies. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

Accounting professionals who are responsible for selecting, implementing, or working in an environment which is reducing or eliminating on-premises servers

Original Recording Date 2023
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Date Added to Catalog


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Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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