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Monday, February 12, 2024 Live Webcast

K2's Shredding Your Servers and Going Virtual (X4-5098549)

9:00 AM - 10:46 AM EST

Vendor Platform

2 CPE Credits in SK


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.


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


  • 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


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




Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.


Brian Tankersley

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA, CITP

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA Director of Strategic Relationships, K2 Enterprises Farragut, Tennessee 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, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology ( He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005. Tankersley has been recognized seven times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Tankersley is also one of the authors of the Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey, which has been published annually for the last three years. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. Brian has presented sessions at many national conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Insights, 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.


$79.00 - Member

$109.00 - Nonmember

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