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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

March 2015 
In This Issue
Technology Madness
Wearable Technology
K2 Enterprises Releases Agenda for Two-Day Conferences in US
BQE Software Announces the Release of BillQuick 2015
Open Systems, Inc. Announces IT Support and Services for Indianapolis Area
K2 Enterprises Webinars
K2 Connections
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In this month's K2 Tech Update, our feature articles discuss Technology Madness and Wearable Technology.
  
Our News section reports on K2 Enterprises Two-Day Technology Conferences,  BQE Software Announces the Release of BillQuick 2015, and Open Systems, Inc. Announces IT Support and Services for the Indianapolis area. Also, be sure to review the upcoming K2 Webinars.
  
Learn some great Technology Tips by reading the articles or watching our YouTube channel that cover: Modifying the Calculations in Excel's Subtotal Feature and Solving Specific Issues in the Apps for Office Store
  
Finally, this month's Course Highlights include Do It Yourself Business Intelligence, Budgeting and Forecasting Tools and Techniques,and Excel-Based Dashboards
  
Technology Madness
It's March, and in the US, that means March Madness - the annual NCAA basketball tournaments - is upon us. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, March Madness might cost US companies up to $1.9 billion in lost productivity in 2015. Unfortunately, another madness - Technology Madness - is permeating businesses of all sizes and the losses associated with Technology Madness might dwarf the losses associated with March Madness. In this article, you will learn about five of the worst practices in the area of business technology and how you can address them with practical and realistic solutions.
  

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Wearable Technology

We have all seen someone with one of the new wearable technology devices. Some of the units in use today are relatively simple, like a fitness watch that counts steps and then uploads the wearer's effort to a training log. More complex devices such as Google Glass often cause uninitiated passersby to stop, stare, and maybe even ask questions. There are devices that provide input and output capabilities in a compact wrist worn form factor and even health and medical accessories such as heart rate monitors, which are worn under clothing.

 

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K2 Enterprises Releases Agenda for Two-Day Technology Conferences in US

Lineup Expanded to Include Twenty-Two Sessions in 2015

 

K2 Enterprises has released the agenda for its two-day Technology Conferences in 2015. The topics presented in the 2015 conference were selected based on the feedback received of a survey sent to over 27,000 accounting professionals across the country. One of the major improvements we have made for this year's Conference is adding six additional breakout sessions to the standard, two-day event.  

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BQE Software Announces the Release of BillQuick 2015

Latest Version Delivers Improved Project Visibility and Control, Enhanced Accounting and Faster Performance

 

BQE Software, Inc. announced the immediate availability of BQE BillQuick® 2015. In addition to significant performance improvements, the 2015 version includes over 75 new features that give users increased project visibility, powerful project-based accounting, and management functionality.

 

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Open Systems, Inc. Announces IT Support and Services for Indianapolis Area

Developer of ERP Software Expands Services to Include Network and Hardware Support

 

Open Systems, Inc., a leading provider of business software, recently announced that it will provide IT Support and Services through its Indianapolis office for central Indiana and surrounding areas.

"When a customer's system is not at its optimal performance, it's felt throughout the organization and is a potential loss of business income," said Brett Striegel, Senior Business Advisor at Open Systems. Striegel is also the founder and president of long-time Indianapolis technology firm Adaptive Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS). "Open Systems IT Support and Services can help to bring a system to peak capabilities."

  
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K2 Enterprises Webinars

Our list of webinars for the next six weeks are sure to offer topics of interest to you. Each topic is designed to help you become more efficient and proficient in using everyday technologies. 

 

The schedule includes:       

 

Eight Hour Webinars 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mac McClelland

Four Hour Webinars
Microsoft Power BI - Self-Service Analytics on the Desktop

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Excel PivotTables for Accountants - Part I

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Excel Advanced Reporting - Best Practices, Tools and Techniques

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Karl Egnatoff

 

Microsoft Office 365 - Your Office, Your Way

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Steven Phelan

 

Excel - Best Unknown Features for Accountants

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Will Fleenor

 

Cloud Computing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mac McClelland 

Two Hour Webinars

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Karl Egnatoff

 

Tech Tools for Budgeting and Forecasting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Karl Egnatoff

 

QuickBooks Power Reporting with Excel

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Power View - Data Visualization Comes to Excel 2013

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Top Excel Tips and Tricks

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Power Charting in Excel 2010/2013

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Working Effectively with 3D Workbooks in Excel

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Advanced Excel Functions and Formulas

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

Power Up Your PivotTables

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

PowerPivot and PowerView - Desktop Analytics in Excel

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mac McClelland

 

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.
 
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The K2 Team 
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