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K2'S Tech Update 2022

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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The speed of technology change has been accelerating. But unfortunately, we can’t keep up, and we don’t know what to do about it. This visionary session provides insights, choices, and recommendations to help you decide how rapidly to move, which technologies will affect your business, and how to separate sales pitches from innovative ideas.

This session will explore emerging and evolving technologies important to accounting professionals. We will cover the benefits and risks of adopting new technologies in areas ranging from software applications to hardware devices. You’ll also learn how to develop a balanced technology strategy that includes current, emerging, and future technology choices for your firm or business.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Select hardware and software that can enhance productivity and security
  • Evaluate current communications choices to improve efficiency
  • Differentiate between key products & able competitors to pick the best tools for the job
  • Create strategic and tactical benefit lists that benefit you and your business
  • Identify key technologies to implement in your business and personal life
  • List examples of emerging technologies that will affect the accounting profession

Major Subjects
  • Hardware trends
  • Software innovations
  • Communication and collaboration tools
  • Key products to consider for implementation

Course Materials


Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston's Profile

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Exec VP – Co-Founder

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 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


Thu, Feb 09, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CST
Mon, Feb 13, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Tue, Feb 21, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:49pm CST
Mon, Mar 06, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:49am CST
Tue, Mar 14, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Fri, Mar 24, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Tue, Mar 28, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT
Mon, Apr 03, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Tue, Apr 11, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Fri, Apr 21, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Thu, Apr 27, 2023 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CDT
Mon, May 01, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Sat, May 06, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Fri, May 12, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Wed, May 24, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT
Mon, Jun 05, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Tue, Jun 13, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Thu, Jun 29, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Fundamental understanding of technology in business settings
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who are seeking to stay abreast of major technology developments
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog 03/15/2022

Additional Information

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Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 9

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