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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

August 2012
In This Issue
McClelland and Whitfield to speak at Excelapalooza
Mobile Data - Shared Plans
CCH Enhances IntelliConnect App
Microsoft Updates Corporate Logo
Apple Wins Suit Against Samsung
Excel-Based Reporting and Analytics September Webinars
K2 Webinar Schedule for August
K2 Connections
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K2 Tips
Course Spotlights

In this month's Tech Update, we discuss BizNet's Excelapalooza conference featuring K2 instructors, and information about Shared Data Plans.

Our Headlines are CCH Enhances IntelliConnect App, Microsoft Updates Corporate Logo, and Apple Wins Suit Against Samsung
The K2 Tips section includes two tips concerning iPads and a tip on Using Excel's Wrap Text Feature.

This month we spotlight the K2 courses Excel Tips, Tricks and Techniques for AccountantsOutlook Essentials, and Charting with Microsoft Office.

Be sure to review our September webinars for your online training.
McClelland and Whitfield to Speak at Excelapalooza

BizNet's 3-Day User Conference Begins October 28 


K2 associates L.A. "Mac" McClelland and Chris Whitfield will be presenting sessions at Excelapalooza, BizNet Software, Inc.'s first Excel user conference. BizNet Software is a leader for Microsoft Excel in-memory reporting and business intelligence. The conference will be held October 28-30, 2012 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas, Texas. Excelapalooza will feature presentations and unique training sessions from Excel experts, as well as present a detailed look into BizNet's 100% Excel-based Business Information Suite.

Mobile Data - Shared Plans

Now may be time to review the way you and your organization purchase mobile data access for use with smartphones, tablet devices, and laptop computers. The mobile telephone giants are creating data plan packages that have higher monthly data usage ceilings and allow multiple users to share data plan connectivity. In many cases these shared plans include unlimited talk and text, reducing costs for subscribers. The four national players in the cellular market are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Three of the four, T-Mobile being the exception, offer shared plans for service and more specifically for data; following is a look at the packages available from each


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CCH Enhances IntelliConnect App

The latest CCH Mobile™ enhanced app now makes it easier and more convenient for CCH IntelliConnect® users to quickly access, save, and send tax research using smartphones and tablets. This enables professionals the flexibility to see and share information whenever and wherever they want. Further, with the new IntelliConnect Search Express desktop icon, premier content is literally a single click away.

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Microsoft Updates Corporate Logo

For the first time in twenty-five years, Microsoft Corporation has updated its company logo. The new logo takes on the "flatter" look of Windows 8 and Office 2013.


Apple Wins Suit Against Samsung

Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $1.05 Billion


After a year of intense litigation, a jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages for infringing upon patents associated with Apple's iPhone and iPad product lines. Apple first filed the suit in April of 2011 and was seeking $2.5 billion in damages, and Samsung counter-sued, seeking damages of $399 million

Excel-Based Reporting and Analytics September Webinars

BizInsight™ is an Excel-based reporting and analytics solution that delivers simple, yet powerful, reporting and analysis capabilities to business users.  BizInsight makes it easy to gain immediate control of the entire reporting and analysis process and allows users to produce reports accurately, efficiently and more easily than ever before.


K2 Webinar Schedule for September
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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