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K2’s Cloud Computing

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Tommy Stephens
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8 hours
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“Cloud Computing.” You’ve heard the term, but what does it really mean and how does it impact you both personally and professionally? In this seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of Cloud computing, including what Cloud computing really is and what it is not. More importantly, you will learn necessary skills to determine if Cloud computing might be right for your organization or for your clients. Additionally, during the seminar you will learn how to migrate to Cloud-based solutions and how to avoid the major pitfalls along the way.


Throughout this program, leading solutions from organizations such as Microsoft, Google, Zoho, Thomson Reuters, CCH, Intuit, Accumatica, Sage,, Wave, XCM Solutions,, Amazon, Canopy Tax, AccountantsWorld, Xero, and many others will be reviewed to help you understand the opportunities that exist today to move your organization forward and begin increasing the return on your investment in technology. 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!


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define “Cloud computing” and distinguish between various Cloud computing services
  • Determine if Cloud computing is right for your organization
  • Identify the major Cloud computing vendors and the key solutions provided by each of these vendors
  • Create a road map for selecting a Cloud-based solution and migrating to it
  • Recognize the potential pitfalls associated with Cloud-based solutions – such as security and data availability – and identifying means of avoiding these hazards
  • Establish an appropriate strategy for storing data in the Cloud

Major Subjects
  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Technology

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.


Sat, Mar 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EST
Wed, Mar 31, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Tue, Apr 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Thu, May 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Fri, May 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Tue, Jul 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Fri, Aug 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Sat, Aug 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Wed, Oct 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EDT
Sat, Nov 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EDT
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EST
Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 04:41pm EST
Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 06:11pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge of computer operations
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Accountants and other business professionals who want to learn more about the potential benefits and risks associated with Cloud computing
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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