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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

February 2012
In This Issue
K2 Announces 2012 Schedule
Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Preview
CCH Introduces Integrator
Accounting and Tax Professionals Embrace Mobile Apps
Avalara Creates Accountants' Resource Center
K2 Webinar Schedule for March
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In this month's Tech Update we discuss the release of our seminar and conference schedule.

You'll find our monthly K2 tips, which include Changing the Look of a Column Chart, Working with Column Headers in Excel Tables, and Finding the Information you Really Want Using Google.

We have news about Apple's release of OS X Mountain Lion, CCH's introduction of Integratoraccounting professionals embracing mobile technology, Avalara's Accountants' Resource Center, and our listing of our March webinars.
K2 Announces 2012 Schedule 
2012 calendarK2 Enterprises is pleased to announce the release of its 2012 seminar and conference schedule, one that offers more choices than ever for accounting and financial professionals to increase their proficiency using technology, while earning valuable continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Though some additional dates will be added to the schedule and some venues have not yet been finalized, we thought getting this information to you as early in the year as possible would be beneficial in assisting you plan your learning activities.


We look forward to serving you in meeting your CPE needs in 2012.

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Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Preview

Apple has released a developer preview edition of OS X, Mountain Lion. This represents the ninth release of the operating system for the Mac. For Mac business users, some of the key features of Mountain Lion include: iCloud, Messages, Gatekeeper, and Notification Center. The preview release of Mountain Lion is available to Mac Developer Program members now and other users will be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store beginning late summer 2012.


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CCH Introduces Integrator, a Web-Based Suite for Corporate Tax Professionals
CCH has introduced a new solution to simplify the increasingly complex world of tax for businesses of all sizes. This tool, CCH Integrator, is a web-based suite that delivers CCH's software and comprehensive content to provide one centralized solution for streamlining tax data collection, provision, research and compliance activity.
Accounting and Tax Professionals Embrace Mobile Apps
The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has released new data that shows rapid growth in the use of its mobile practice management apps by tax and accounting professionals. Mobile CS-a mobile app that provides access to content from Practice CS - now has over 1,000 active user accounts. Practitioners are using the app more often than ever before and have accessed it on more than 50 different types of mobile devices.


Avalara Creates Accountants' Resource Center
 As reported in The Progressive Accountant, Avalara, one of the leaders in sales tax automation, is opening an Accountants Resource Center on its website, The center will provide accountants with free access to such items as state tax forms, applications for exemptions certificates, sales tax rates lookups, white papers, and video content.
K2 Webinar Schedule for March
To better serve the accounting community, K2 has partnered with Surgent McCoy, LLC and ACPEN to offer high quality web-based CPE training. This gives you the opportunity of receiving leading-edge, K2 developed and presented content, in the friendly confines of your home or office. The cost of each of the Surgent McCoy, LLC two-hour sessions is $79. The cost of each ACPEN eight hour course is $195 and each four hour course is $129. We are excited about this ability to provide web-based training and hope to see you on the Web.
We hope you find this issue timely, relevant and useful. If you have topics you would like for us to cover here in the coming months, please let us know.
The K2 Team 
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Continuing Professional Education for Accountants and Financial Professionals
K2 Enterprises offers Seminars and Conference Sessions to Accountants and Finance Professionals throughout the United States.