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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

May 2012
In This Issue
Collaborative Accounting and What It Means To You
iPhone 5 Rumors Swirl
Android and iOS Market Share On the Rise
Microsoft Exec Confirms Windows 8 Ship Date
K2 Webinar Schedule for June
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In this month's Tech Update, we discuss Collaborative Accounting and What It Means to You.

You'll find our monthly K2 tips, which include two Excel tips - The Fastest Way to Create Defined Names and Filtering Excel Data to the Top 10 Items - and an Office tip on Recovering Un-Saved Information in Microsoft Office 2010 Documents.

We have news about the new iPhone Release this Fall, the Android and iOS Market Share, and the Windows 8 Ship Date and what to expect.

This month we spotlight two of our new courses for 2012 - Cloud Security and Compliance - What's Your Responsibility? and Peachtree Accounting Software - Managing Businesses More Effectively, in addition to our ever-popular - Technology for CPAs - Don't Get Left Behind. Be sure to review our new webinars being offered in June.

Collaborative Accounting and What It Means to You

Cloud Collaboration

Over the past eighteen months, a movement that potentially changes how many businesses conduct their accounting has gained momentum. While some readers of this article may instinctively assume the movement in question is that toward International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), that is, in fact, not the focus of this article. Rather, in this article we focus on the upsurge on collaborative accounting efforts and the proliferation of tools that support these efforts..


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iPhone 5 Rumors Swirl

New iPhone Expected This Fall

Though an official release date has not been provided by Apple, rumors of features in the upcoming release of the iPhone continue to swirl, with several coming from different directions, lending credibility to presence of these features in the next version of the popular smartphone. Widely expected to available in the fall, the next release of the iPhone is a critical one in order for Apple to maintain its market in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. To that end, many industry observers are expecting several significant new features in the new iPhone


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Android and iOS Market Share On the Rise

BlackBerry And Symbian Experience Dramatic Declines

The smartphone market is being dominated by two operating systems, Google's Android and Apple's iOS. According to IDC, these two systems accounted for 82% of the smartphone operating systems sold in the first quarter of 2012. BlackBerry and Symbian operating systems, which accounted for 39.6% of the total market one year previously, accounted for only 13.2% of the market in the first quarter, according to IDC..
Microsoft Exec Confirms Windows 8 Ship Date

Next Version of Windows Shipping in 4th Quarter

Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, confirmed in a blog post that hardware manufacturers will deliver PCs and tablets running Windows 8 by the end of 2012. This is believed to be the first public confirmation by Microsoft that Windows 8 will have a 2012 launch and positions Microsoft and hardware vendors to go to battle with Apple iPads and Google Android-powered tablets during the lucrative Holiday shopping season.


K2 Webinar Schedule for June
To better serve the accounting community, K2 has partnered with Surgent McCoy, LLC 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 the two-hour sessions is $79 and the cost of the four-hour sessions 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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