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February 2020 Tech Update Newsletter

K2 Enterprises Team Selects Sessions For 2020 Technology Conferences

Based on the results of a survey sent to approximately 80,000 accounting professionals across the United States, the K2 Enterprises team has selected the sessions that will be presented at the 2020 Technology Conferences to be held in approximately 25 locations throughout the year. This year's agenda reflects the expanding needs of accounting and business professionals in areas such as robotic process automation, data integration, security, and financial and operational reporting, while simultaneously focusing on "blocking-and-tackling" sessions such Excel functions and features, workflow, CPA firm technologies, and small business accounting solutions. Also new for 2020, the K2 team will present a session on the emerging topic of "Technoethics" as it relates to accounting, financial, and other business professionals.

How to Use Secure Score to Improve
Office 365 Security

If you run Office 365, do you know how to use Secure Score to improve the security of your implementation? Moreover, did you even know that Secure Score exists? In an ever-risky world, these are important questions because Office 365 currently has over 200 million subscribers. Therefore, in non-secured implementations of Office 365, the data belonging to each of these subscribers is potentially at-risk. Accordingly, we should take advantage of every tool possible to reduce risk. In this article, you will learn about Secure Score and how you can implement it to improve security.

Education Improves Your Effectiveness, and Training Improves Your Efficiency

Are you thinking about improving your effectiveness or efficiency? Education helps you with the big picture and training helps you do something better. Both education and training serve a purpose. You should select the right way of improving yourself and your business. For unknown reasons, I’ve been asked this question every week so far this year. Today, the reason why is more clear. With today’s rapidly changing technology, people are frequently choosing training over education, going for efficiency over effectiveness. It’s not that you don’t need both, you do.

Five New Excel Features to Boost

Productivity in 2020

As you are no doubt aware, Microsoft added many new features with the release of Excel 2019 and continues to update the venerable spreadsheet application through updates to Office 365. Read on, and in this article, you will learn about five of the most significant new features in Excel and how you can take advantage of them.

Four Ways Small Business Technology Can Yield Profit, Performance, and Efficiency

Are you thinking about upgrading your technology in a small business or startup? Of course you are, because technology is the key to running any size business – including small businesses and startups – successfully. However, you may also be wondering how you can afford new technology, given budgetary constraints – a concern for smaller organizations. Consider this point: technology should be viewed as an investment, not an expense. Further, properly implementing the latest technology into key operations of your business can set your business apart from the competition. Therefore, the investment you make in technology should yield returns many times over the price paid. Following are four ways you can update your technology in a small business and achieve outstanding returns in the process.


K2 Enterprises Highlights
March Webinars

With Spring just around the corner, the weather won't be all that's heating up. So too will K2's webinar schedule. In fact, during March you have the opportunity of participating in up to fourteen webinar sessions that K2 Enterprises has developed and will produce. Each of these sessions provides great, live content and equally important, the opportunity to interact with an instructor in real-time. You can obtain more information or register for any of these sessions by clicking the button below.

March 10, 2020

  • K2's Excel 2013-2019 - Best New Features for Accountants
  • K2's Improving Productivity with Office 365
March 11, 2020
  • K2's Mastering Excel Charts
  • K2's Do It Yourself Business Intelligence
March 17, 2020
  • K2's Accessing and Cleaning Data with Excel, Power Query, and Power BI
  • K2's Understanding Key Internal Controls Over Technology
  • K2's PDF Tools for Productivity
March 18, 2020
  • K2's QuickBooks Online - Changing the Paradigm of Small Business Accounting
  • K2's What to Ask Your Technology Provider
March 24, 2020
  • K2's Excel Tables - Database Technology Comes to Spreadsheets
  • K2's Mastering Advanced Excel Functions and Formulas
March 25, 2020
  • K2's Data Consolidation and Combination in Excel
  • K2's Introduction to the Excel Data Model
  • K2's Powerful Data Analysis with Power Pivot