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The universe of cloud computing is rapidly
growing. CPAs and accounting professionals are looking at cloud
computing to increase productivity and reduce their reliance on
in-house systems. Cloud computing also reduces the requirement for
firms to continually upgrade internal accounting and business
applications. Cloud computing is changing the way businesses are
using their computers systems. Amazon and Google, for instance, are
changing mainstream thinking with offsite computing and storage.
They are changing the way corporation applications run and where
their data resides. This session will provide both an overview and
details on how this cloud computing works, and how it will impact on
Topics to be covered include:
What is cloud computing?
How can the web be a computing platform?
Where is the data and how safe is it?
Impact on software vendors and users
Business continuity, disaster recovery in the cloud
Gregory LaFollette, CPA, CITP
LaFollette, CPA CITP is the Host of the Accounting Tech Online
Series. Mr. LaFollette has been involved with public accounting for
nearly 40 years, first as a staff member in a large regional firm,
then as partner in the local firm he founded. His prior positions
include vice president of product strategy for the Tax & Accounting
business of Thomson Reuters and editor of The CPA Technology Advisor
magazine. He is a senior manager of Tax and Technology Consulting
with the Top 25 firm of Eide Bailly, LLP. Mr. LaFollette is a
national speaker for CPA societies, state bar associations, industry
groups, and computer user groups. He has published hundreds of
articles on financial services and computer systems management. As a
pioneer in the application of technology to informing his
profession, he has produced and hosted hundreds of webcasts and
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