Tech Update

Tech Update
Tech Update
Presented for K2 Enterprises by Randy Johnston
February 12, 2015
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What About Randy?
• Inducted Accounting Hall of Fame, Feb 2011
• 2004-2014 Accounting Today 100 Most Influential in
Accounting for eleven years
• Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2015
• 40+ years of technology experience
• Author of articles on Technology including
a monthly column in CPAPractice Advisor
• Top rated speaker for over 30 years
• Published author of six books
• From Hutchinson, KS
• [email protected] or [email protected]
• 620-664-6000 x 112
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What About NMGI?
CRN top 100 technology company
MSPMentor top 100 company
NetCare – National CPA support services
NetRescue and NetStore – Backup Appliances and webbased backup
• Boutique Technology and Business Continuity
consulting – CPA Firm Technology Assessments,
Paperless, Accounting Software Selection (ERP, BI, HR,
SaaS, CRM)
• WebCare and NetHosting – Custom Web site and Cloud
services
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About K2 Enterprises
• Provides live and on-demand Continuing Professional
Education (CPE) in 48 US states and in Canada
• Largest provider of technology-focused CPE for
accountants and financial professionals in North
America
• Services Offered
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Live in-person presentations (conferences & seminars)
Webinars
On-site training
On demand self study materials
• www.k2e.com for more information
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K2 Enterprises Web Sites
• www.k2e.com - CPE Info
• www.CPAFirmTech.com – CPA Firm Info
• www.AccountingSoftwareWorld.com – Accounting
Software Info
• www.TotallyPaperless.com – Paperless Info
• https://www.youtube.com/user/K2Enterprises - The
K2 Enterprises YouTube channel with over 160 free
technology training videos
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Learning Objectives
Upon completing this session, participants
should be able to
– Identify leading technologies available to
accounting and financial professionals;
– Differentiate between various technology choices
and make recommendations based on relative
strengths and weaknesses; and
– List major trends emerging in technology.
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What Happened?
Mergers, Acquisitions, And New Names
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IBM Small Server division to Lenovo
Sony computer division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP)
Google Motorola to Lenovo, acquired Nest
Cisco Linksys to Belkin
Microsoft
– SkyDrive became OneDrive
– Office Web Apps became Microsoft Office Online
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Oculus Rift to Facebook (virtual reality)
Amazon's $970 million purchase of Twitch
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Hewlett – Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. (PC & Printers)
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Find more at
– a live video-game-streaming site with more than 55 million users
– EMC rumored to having merger talks with HP as well as spinning off VMware
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http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/february/tech-acquisitions-in-2014/
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Birthdays And Anniversaries
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Apple iPad - 4 years old – April 3, 2010
Apple iPhone - 7 years old – June 29, 2007
Twitter - 8 years old – March 21, 2006
Facebook - 11 years old – February 4, 2004
Google - 19 years old – Summer 1995
QuickBooks - 22 years old – May 11, 1992
Windows - 29 years old – November 20, 1985
Intel 4004 - 43 years old – March 1971
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How Do You View And Desire To Use Technology For Business?
HOW ARE YOU USING
TECHNOLOGY?
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How Are You Using Technology?
1. Put your business in the Cloud. Popular Cloud
storage services like Dropbox, Microsoft
OneDrive or Google Drive store your documents
and data online (rather than on your computer’s
hard drive), keeping information secure and letting
you access files anywhere, from any computer. Use
the Cloud to create different folders for different
projects or team members; collaborate with
employees, contractors, partners, or clients; and
share files or images that are too big to email.
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How Are You Using Technology?
2. Market with social media. Does your business depend
on local customers? Use social media tools to drive traffic
to your door. Get listed on Yelp!, use a social check-in tool
like Foursquare, and list your business on Google
Places so people can easily find you and get directions to
your location. Do you provide a service like plumbing or
landscaping? Get listed on Angie’s List. Always encourage
customers to leave reviews after visiting your store, using
your services or finishing a meal in your restaurant. To
keep all your listings up to date, use a service
like Locu that lets you manage all your online business
information in one place.
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How Are You Using Technology?
3. Reach out with email. According to Convince and
Convert, last year, 44 percent of email users made
at least one purchase based on a promotional
email. Once customers opt-in to receive your
emails, send a monthly newsletter, alerts about
sales or new products, or special offers. Email
success is all about frequency and follow-up.
Contact your local SBDC to get help setting up an
email marketing account and determining the best
way to reach out to your customer base.
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How Are You Using Technology?
4. Sell online. Expand your customer base by
selling your products online, either through an
ecommerce website of your own, or through
larger online marketplaces such as the Amazon
Marketplace, eBay or Etsy. Do you own a
restaurant? Use an online service such
as GrubHub, Seamless or iMenu360 that lets
customers place orders online for pickup or
delivery.
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How Are You Using Technology?
5. Enhance customer service. Save customers time and
hassle by answering their most frequently asked
questions on your business website and voicemail. This
can include maps or directions to your business; hours of
operation; information about shipping and returns; menu
items and specials; or whatever customers ask you most.
6. Connect with prospects and partners. For a smart
alternative to time-consuming and costly business trips,
use solutions like Skype, GoToMeeting or WebEx to hold
voice conference calls or videoconferences with
customers and clients.
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How Are You Using Technology?
7. Get organized with project management software. If
your small company outsources to contractors, tracking
who’s doing what and when can be a major headache.
Simplify things with project management tools
like BaseCamp, Zoho or Asana, which let you create and
assign tasks, collaborate on projects and track everyone’s
progress.
8. Simplify scheduling. Does your business require setting
appointments with customers? Eliminate phone tag by
using scheduling tools like FullSlate, Genbook or
BookFresh, which enable clients to schedule their own
appointments online at their convenience.
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How Are You Using Technology?
9. Understand your customers. Got a website? Great! Now
sign up for Google Analytics (it’s free) and get reports that
show where your website visitors are coming from—including
what sites drive them to yours, what cities they live in, how
long they spend on your site, what pages they look at and
more.
10. Get paid instantly, anywhere. Do you serve customers at
their homes or offices, or sell products on the go at farmers’
markets or events? Mobile payment tools such
as Square, Intuit GoPayment and PayPal Here, which work
with your smartphone or tablet computer, make life easier for
both you and your customers by letting you accept noncash
payments on the spot.
Discussion from Pepperdine University – bschool.perpperdine.edu
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What’s Your Technology Goal?
• Gain competitive edge – technology advantaged
companies are more profitable
• Solve specific business issues
• Use technology to leverage your resources
– Work smarter
– Increase productivity
• Just want to be technology “cool”
• Use existing technology to the point of obsolescence
trying to maximize ROI
– There is a cost of using technology too long!!!
– Must bear hidden costs of reduced staff productivity and
competitive disadvantages of older technology
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Start By Making A Project List
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Strategic initiatives
Tactical issues to resolve
Broken or challenging processes
What are Peers/Competitors Doing?
And then work to implement the projects
• Make sure to maintain accountability
– Internally
– With contractors
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Technology Fundamentals For 2014
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Reliable and Immediate Access (24x7x365)
Secure (What is your definition?)
Fast (How fast is fast enough for you?)
Anytime, anywhere access on any device
Properly maintained
Data backed up in-house, in the Cloud or both
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How Much Does Technology Cost?
• Studies show anywhere from
– $5,000 - $11,000 per individual
– 4-7% of gross revenue
• Recurring vs. projects
– Office, core applications, antivirus
– Communication lines
– Support, personnel, outsourced maintenance,
hosting fees
– Scheduled replacements (computers, printers,
copiers, etc.)
– New initiatives
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Is The Cloud Less Costly?
• Hosted vs. Private Cloud
– Typical hosting costs $40-$300/user/month
– Private Cloud has base capital and maintenance
costs, but minimal incremental costs for more
users – breakpoint is approximately 15 users
• Consider costs for local support, hardware,
firewall, software, etc.
– Calculate cost per workstation (same whether in
the public Cloud or using private Cloud)
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Is Current Technology Adequate?
• Strategic use (or avoidance) of the Cloud?
• Backup/Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
• Security
– Target, Home Depot, Goodwill credit card theft
– Russian hackers amass 1.2 Billion passwords
– Identity theft (www.ftc.gov/idtheft)
– Multi-factor authentication
– Chameleon WiFi access point virus
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Too Much Dependence?
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Internet reliability and availability
Data center availability
Biased technology research and reviews
Trusting uninformed individuals
Smartphones/tablet communication
IT setup/maintenance (internal/external)
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http://baystreetgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ExecutivePreview-Accounting-Firm-Operations-and-Technology-Survey-courtesyCPA-Trendlines-vF3.pdf
NMGI/INSIGHT RESEARCH
2014 ACCOUNTING FIRM OPERATIONS
AND TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
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Biggest Challenges
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Who Do We Listen To?
Another good survey report: http://www.sleeter.com/blog/2014/04/smbswant-accountant-2014-update/
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Directions And Areas Of Focus For Technology In 2014
TECHNOLOGY TRENDING
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Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
Gartner Group 2014-2
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Technology Health Concerns
• Hearing damage – www.listentoyourbuds.org
• Ocular migraines – blue light of computers
• Focus/fatal distraction
– We discussed meeting distractions in prior years
– 35,000 annual road fatalities, ¼ linked to phones
– TextLimit disables touchscreen when moving
• Google Glass eye damage
• Apple iOS 8 Healthcare apps – Professional,
http://www.ihealthlabs.com/
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Google Fiber
• In its current form, Google Fiber offers users a
choice between a cable and Internet bundle
($120/month), unbundled gigabit internet
service ($70/month) and a free Internet
service at basic speed.
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Who And What Do We Believe?
• Internet is the primary source of news for
Americans, 81% of U.S. consumers trust
information and advice from blogs
– Less than 1% of U.S. population watch any
broadcast news
– The News: A User's Manual by Alain De Botton
– The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the
Mind by Seth S. Horowitz
The Economist 2/15/2014
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Or Possibly The Outernet
• Media Development
Investment Fund (MDIF)
is planning to turn the
age of online computing
on its head by giving
free WiFi web access to
every person on Earth
• Would like to deploy
Cubesats in low earth
orbit starting June 2015
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4G LTE Service Is Scarce (6%)
• Long Term Evolution (LTE)
• Global mobile data traffic
grew 70% in 2012
• 4G was 19X non-4G
• Cisco forecasts mobile
data >130 Exabytes
annually by 2017
• Only 27M of 345M
connections are 4G LTE
• 45% in 2017, 14% 2014
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Internet Realities
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Broadband Internet Access Providers In The U.S.
(With More Than One Million Subscribers At The End Of 2011)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_the_United_States
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Average Internet Speed
Source: http://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/
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New Wearable Technology
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Apple Watch - $349
Pebble - $150
QUALCOMM Toq - $349
Samsung Galaxy Gear (requires Note 3) - $299
Sony SmartWatch 2 - $125
Nike Fuelband 2 - $150
• Google Glass - $1,500
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Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality Goggles
• Still in development,
acquired by Facebook
for $2bn.
• Immersive including
peripheral vision, low
latency 360 degrees
• Originated in gaming,
but now other VR
interactions, including
vacations, meetings.
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Microsoft Hololens
• Microsoft Hololens are
not virtual reality, but
augmented reality. They
are a bit away from every
day use, but they bring a
lot of excitement as to
the future. Today, game
playing, tomorrow
construction,
engineering, warehouse
management, design,
medical applications and
so much more
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Hardware Trending…
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NUC (Next Unit of Computing)
Xeon E7 V2 for servers
Economics of silicon ending
Optical server connectors
4K
DisplayPort/HDMI/VGA transition
SD cards with near SSD speeds from Toshiba
– Read 95MB/s, Write 60, $78-64GB, $38-32GB
• Drive failures
• 802.11ac/ad
• USB Type-C
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NUC (Next Unit Of Computing)
• Intel's Haswell NUC with i5-4250
• Intel's latest NUC; adds 2.5 inch drive bay
– A useful small business or home server
• Gigabyte's giant killer with i7-4770R (soldered
in with 128MB of L4 memory) that will
outperform most desktop PCs available today
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Intel's Xeon E7 v2 Brings Better
Performance To Servers
• 20 different models that offer up to 15 cores,
1.5 terabytes per socket and speeds of up to
3.4GHz, offer twice the performance of the
previous generation
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Intel Chips Announced And Coming
• Broadwell (Haswell successor, 5th Generation)
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DDR4 RAM support
14 nanometer, 30% more efficient=17 laptop hours
8 Core i7 Extreme Edition, 2nd half 2014
Pro Graphics
Skylake, new chip design, wireless data, charging – 2H
2015
• Braswell (Atom line, June – August 2015)
– Successor to “Bay Trail”, 14 nanometer
– Primarily targeted at Chromebooks (20)
– Cherry Trail will be used in Tablets
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Economics Of Silicon Ending
• Intel 4004, 10,000 nanometers, now 14 nm
• Costs modeled by “Moore’s Law”
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In 1982, on the 80386 transistors = $1/thousand
In 2002 = $1/2.6M, 2012 = $1/20M
In 2014, for the first time costs will rise $1/19M
Continue shrinking transistors until around 2020
• Latest trick, now building upright transistors,
wrapped on three sides
• New material needed, perhaps carbon, but not
graphene, maybe molybdenum sulphide or
neuromorphic computing = biology
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Optical Connection Cuts Cost Of
Connecting Fiber Cable In Half
• While improving performance…
– Intel MXC
– Fujitsu-Furukawa connector – 25 Gbps
• Optical LAN (OLAN) – Passive optical LAN-POL
– Optical Line Terminal-OLT-32 users to 4 port
switches
– Optical Network Terminal-ONT
– GPON-Gigabit Passive Optical Network
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“Standards”
• 4K vs. UHD, compressed video, audio
Display aspect
ratio
Format
Resolution
Pixels
UHD Ultra high def TV
3840 × 2160 1.78:1 (16:9)
8,294,400
UHD Ultra wide TV
5120 × 2160 2.37:1 (21:9)
11,059,200
WHXGA
5120 × 3200 1.60:1 (16:10)
16,384,000
DCI 4K (native res.)~17:9 4096 × 2160 1.90:1(256:135) 8,847,360
DCI 4K (CinemaScope
cropped)
DCI 4K (flat cropped)
4096 × 1716 2.39:1
7,020,544
3996 × 2160 1.85:1
8,631,360
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4K TV Prices Falling
And Competition High
• Vizio will shipped 4K
TVs below $1,000 in
June
• Their top end
offering is a 70” at
$2,499
• Getting 4K content
to device is biggest
current challenge
• Netflix now
delivering 4K
support – 16MBps
stream, suggest 20
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Apple Launched 27-Inch 5K Display
• Apple launched the display that
boasts a 5120 x 2880 resolution,
which would be significantly
higher than the 2560 x 1440
resolution found on the current
Apple Thunderbolt Display.
Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/12/report-apple-27-inch-5k-display-this-year/
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4K Laptop Displays
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4TB Drive Failures At Backblaze
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New USB Standard The Type-C
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USB is the ubiquitous way to
connect mobile devices to power
sources and to other devices.
There are currently seven
different types of USB connectors
already in use: USB 2.0 A, B, mini
B and micro B; and USB 3.0 A, B
and micro B. There's about to be
one more: the USB Type-C.
With the right equipment on both
ends, Type-C will be able to move
up to 10Gbps of data back and
forth, putting it on a par with
Apple Thunderbolt technology,
and represents a big step up from
USB 2.0's peak of 480Mbps and
the 3.0 spec of 4.8Gbps.
It's easy to see the difference between the older USB port (right) and the newer symmetrical Type-C port (left).
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/network-wifi/3417453/6-best80211ac-wireless-routers-of-2014-uk/
802.11AC IS HERE
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Source:
http://www.merunetworks.com/p
roducts/technology/80211ac/
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802.11ac vs. 802.11ad
• Working Group TGac specifies IEEE 802.11ac as
an extension of 802.11n, providing a single-link
minimum of 500-Mb/s and 1-Gbit/s overall in the
5-GHz band.
• Meanwhile, Working Group TGad and the
Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) jointly proposed
IEEE 802.11ad, which is targeting short-range
speeds to 7 Gb/s in approximately 2 GHz of
spectrum at 60 GHz.
• It was officially accepted as a standard at the end
of 2012…
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802.11ac vs. 802.11ad
Source: http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/what-s-difference-betweenieee-80211ac-and-80211ad
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Linksys WRT1900AC Home Router
• Up to 1900 Mbps over wireless (ideal conditions)
• Uses new 802.11ac spec, which takes advantage of
both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz radio spectrum
• Runs open source DD-WRT firmware for extended
capabilities (SSL VPN, etc.)
• Linksys now owned by Belkin, not Cisco
• $299 retail
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CradlePoint ARC MBR1400
• Designed for branch
offices and distributed
enterprises
• Supports wired Internet,
with cellular failover
• 802.11abgn, 3x3 MIMO
(2.4 or 5 GHz)
• $379 and up depending
on options
• More info at
www.cradlepoint.com
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CradlePoint AER 2100
Advanced Edge Router
• 802.11ac
• Edge Router, manages
wired/wireless internet
connections and security
• Analytical tools from
CradlePoint and 3rd parties
• Auto routing of traffic to
multiple 4G WAN carriers
• Built for PCI compliance
• Multi-carrier support
• Multiple VPN options
• SPI firewall
• MSRP $1,099 and up
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Software
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Browsers
Microsoft Office licensing
Office Online, formerly Web Apps
Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 update
Windows 10 and Office 2015 debut
Accounting software
Document management
Accounting Firm applications
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Browser Update
• HTML5 compatibility issues subsiding – but
need to use more current browser versions.
• Great add-in for those of you using Chrome or Firefox
https://disconnect.me/
• Try https://adblockplus.org/en/internetexplorer for IE
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Microsoft Licensing
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Audits are becoming common, fines large
Self-audit letters
Tool to show compliance
Open license MS Office required on RDS
Cure
– Open Licensing with Software Assurance
– Office 365 Mid-Size Business, ProPlus, E3 or E4
• Home Premium at 3.5M users – professionals can’t use
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Office 365 Pricing And Feature Plans
Small Business
Midsize
Enterprise
Small
Per User/Month
1
Per User/Annual
Lowest Annual Cost/User
Max Users
E-mail
50GB Mai l box pe r Us e r
Small
Business
Midsize
Exchange
Business
Premium
Business
E1
$4.00
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$60.00
$15.00
$150.00
$15.00
-NA-
$8.00
-NA-
SharePoint Intranet
E3
E4
$15.00
$144.00
$20.00
-NA-
$22.00
-NA-
$60.00
$150.00
$180.00
$96.00
$144.00
$240.00
$264.00
25 users
300 users
Unlimited
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Microsoft Office Online
• Stripped-down versions of Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and OneNote
• Microsoft added real-time co-editing
• Microsoft has pledged to bring Android within
the Office Online support fold
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Delve For Office 365 Released
• Microsoft has released a tool called "Delve," which will do
for Office 365 users what Cortana will do for Windows
Phone users: manage their lives.
• There is no additional fee for Delve. Included in Office 365
subscription plans, which range from $5/user/month to
$22/user/month, a Microsoft spokesperson tells us.
• Microsoft Delve, previously code-named "Oslo," searches
your emails, meetings, contacts, social networks, and
corporate documents stored in Office 365, then uses
"machine learning" artificial intelligence to show you the
stuff you need to see.
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-finally-rolls-out-delve-2014-9
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Windows 8
• 200M sold, probably 165-180M in use, up
from 59M in May 2013
• 468M on Windows 7
• 120M on Windows Vista
• May 2013 – 1.4 billion Windows PCs in use
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Microsoft Skips Windows 9 – hoping to distance itself from the mistakes
of Windows 8…
WINDOWS 10 DUE IN 2015
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What Can We Expect to See…
• A new Start menu: This change from Windows 8 is an
important concession to Windows XP and Windows 7 users.
• In the new Start menu, the left half looks much like
Windows 7's. But the right half is a composite of scaleddown tiles. Both sides are customizable; you can click-anddrag or pin/unpin both menu items and tiles till the cows
come home.
• Drag a menu entry from the left side to the right side, and it
instantly turns into a tile. Unpin all tiles, and you end up
with a Start menu that looks and works much like Win7's —
at least to a first approximation.
• This is at least a first brush. The final menu structure was
not set as of the October 1 announcement.
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One Windows For All?
• Universal apps: An approach where Windows 8 apps, Windows
Store apps, Modern apps (think Metro), and so forth, are will
now be called "Universal" apps.
• Universal apps will now run on the standard desktop in their
own floating, resizable windows much like Stardock’s
ModernMix.
• Microsoft envisions, developers can write a single app that runs
inside Windows on the Windows 10 desktop and on Windows
phones and tablets — or on watches, refrigerators, servers,
drones, etc.
• In reality, a Universal app will need slight modifications for
different platforms, but the API calls should be consistent
(if not identical), no matter where the app finds itself.
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Smart Platforms
• Platform smarts: Windows 10 will determine whether
you have a keyboard and a mouse. If Windows 10 finds
a keyboard, it takes you directly to the desktop. (It's
not clear if the Start screen then disappears or not.)
• If Windows 10 detects that a device has no attached
keyboard — or if the keyboard is detached (like a
convertible tablet PC) — Windows 10 asks permission
to take you to the Metro Start menu.
• Microsoft calls this "Continuum.“ Windows 8.1 has
some of this capability, but Microsoft still has some
ways to go.
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The Return Of An Old Friend
• Multiple desktops: With Windows 10, you can
run whatever you like on one desktop, then
flip over to another desktop and run
something different.
– You could add virtual desktops to Windows as far
back as XP with third-party apps
• That's a great feature for users who multi-task
or fill multiple roles or multiple projects.
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On-screen Application Snapping
• Up to four programs can be snapped into the
corners of the screen.
• Universal defined apps can be snapped just like
standard programs. There's also a new Task View
icon that makes it easy to see and switch among
running programs — or different desktops.
• Windows 10 will help you see why we began
talking large (30”) monitors last year, though the
OS still supports multiple monitors as far as we
can tell.
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There Is Still A Lot Of Work To Do
• Cortana, the Windows phone assistant, is currently missing in the
initial Windows 10 Preview but is expected to be in the final
version.
• Internet Explorer 12 isn't in Preview either, and there's no
Notification Center. Expect the final Windows 10 to have a
Notification Center that's much like the one on your phone.
• If Microsoft plans to run in parallel with Apples platform update,
tools like Notification and Messaging across the platform will be a
must.
• There is more speculation, but we elected not to gamble on it. The
things we have mentioned are the big things that enterprise users
wanted.
• You can download the preview version – but we suggest you do
NOT put into production. Final release will ship sometime later in
2015. That means the end of first or second quarter.
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Office 2016, Too
• Target release is early Spring 2015 (currently in
beta; however, that date may move)
• Big focus is mobility apps and compatibility with
other platforms likes Mac OS, Chrome, Linux, iOS,
and Android – a huge culture change for
Microsoft!
• Universally Touch Friendly
• Any file from any device
• Edit, Move, and resize photographs
• Feature list
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Apple Yosemite – Now Available
(Looks Best on Retina Displays)
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Apple Yosemite
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
1. Battery usage indicator
• It's probably the most common complaint about the iPhone: The
battery drains too fast. This is, of course, dependent on exactly
what you do with it, but how do users know whether to prioritize
dimming the screen, quitting a particular app or turning off
Background App Refresh?
• In iOS 8, they'll finally get some guidance. The iPhone's settings will
offer a way to check exactly which apps and functions are draining
your battery. With that guidance, users will be able to selectively
change their settings or uninstall the right apps to maximize their
battery.
• Developers will certainly find the feature useful as well, as it should
help make their apps more efficient. In short, this could be the most
welcome new feature in iOS 8.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
2. New keyboard(s)
• There's nothing more fundamental to the iPhone than its
onscreen keyboard — and in iOS 8, it gets an upgrade via
predictive typing, which suggests several options for the
next word as you type. This is a feature that's been on
Android for a while, although Apple says its implementation
is superior — since it learns what you're likely to say to
different friends and colleagues.
• At the same time, Apple is letting developers offer their
own keyboards. You may have tried Swype for Android, for
example, which uses an algorithm that lets you swipe
around a keyboard rather than tap; the company has
already said it will make its keyboard available for iOS.
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Most Important Features in
iOS 8
3. Continuity
• Apple took the idea of collaboration through the Cloud to a
new level with a new feature called Handoff, part of its
"Continuity" concept.
• If you have an iPhone and a Mac, you'll be able to start a
task on one device (say, composing an email) and finish on
the other. Since the devices are aware of each other, all you
have to do is click one button, and it works on iPad, too.
• Continuity also has a couple of bonuses: First, AirDrop will
work between Macs and iOS devices. Second, using your
iPhone as a personal hotspot has never been easier. There's
no configuration needed — the iPhone will just know when
your Mac needs the connection.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
4. New camera features
The camera is probably every smartphone's No. 1 app. Apple likes
to keep its interface relatively simple, but in iOS 8, users will get a
couple of more options: a three-second timer and time-lapse
capture for video — sort of the opposite of the slow-motion mode
introduced in iOS 7. The camera also gets focus and exposure
controls.
5. iCloud Photo Library
iCloud currently stores the last 1,000 photos from your iOS devices
for free. With iOS 8, users will be able to upgrade to iCloud Photo
Library, which will instantly upload all iPhone/iPad photos and
videos to iCloud. Users only get 5GB for free, though — storage
costs $0.99 a month for 20GB, with tiers all the way up to 1TB. (The
Google+ app on iOS, by the way, will back up all your photos to
Google's 15GB limit, for free).
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
6. Family Sharing
With iOS 8, Apple is taking the first step toward merging Apple IDs (a longrequested feature) by introducing Family Sharing, which lets different
Apple users share all content they've downloaded from iTunes. Up to six
people can be designated family members, and it provides a great
solution to the problem of kids downloading paid apps on their parents'
credit cards: With Family Sharing, the parent gets notified, and then can
grant or deny the purchase.
7. Interactive Notifications
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Just need to reply to a message with a single word? Why do you have
to launch Messages for that? In iOS 8, you won't have to — just pull
down on the banner that appears and you can type your reply
immediately.
Notifications on the lock screen are interactive, too. Swiping an alert
to the left will reveal Reply/Dismiss buttons, letting you do things
faster without unlocking your phone. And if you're concerned about
security implications, you can disable this feature.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
8. Messages upgrade
• In iOS 8, Apple's built-in messaging app has a lot more to offer.
Apple added the ability to send audio and video messages to your
friends. With audio, they're effortless: just open the conversation
and raise the phone to your ear to begin recording. Users can also
let these kinds of messages self-destruct after a certain amount of
time — but that's just a memory-management feature, and not, as
has been claimed, an attempt to move in on Snapchat's territory.
(After all, there's nothing to prevent the other people in the
conversation from saving their versions of the video or audio.)
• At the same time, Messages adds a couple of convenient features:
You can set Do Not Disturb on specific threads so you're not
constantly getting alerts from big group messages. You can also now
share your location with contacts you're conversing with, as in the
Find My Friends app, viewable through a new "Details" button on
threads.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
9. Widgets
• Here's another upgrade that Android has had a lock on for years: widgets,
made possible by iOS 8's "extensibility," which allows apps to share data
and functions with other apps.
• Don't get too excited — widgets will reside in the notification center, not
the home screen. But their arrival on iOS is a big upgrade, and if Android is
any indication, you can expect the floodgates to open for these small,
"glanceable" mini-apps when iOS 8 launches in the fall.
10. Lock screen app suggestions
• In iOS 8, users will notice a new icon on the iPhone lock screen that looks
like the App Store. Swipe up and you'll see app suggestions based on your
location. For example, if you're across the street from Starbucks, you
might see the Starbucks app.
• The feature could be a new path to app discoverability (which can be a
problem for apps not in the Top 100), but we'll wait to see how this plays
out between Apple, vendors, and developers.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
11. TouchID for apps
– Apple took fingerprint reading mainstream with the TouchID
sensor in the iPhone 5S. In iOS 8, it's going to open up that level
of convenience to developers, who can let a user unlock any
password stored in their keychain by placing their finger on the
reader. That could potentially be even more convenient than
Lastpass app logins on Android.
12. iCloud Drive
– If you've ever tried to save, say, a PDF from an email on your
iPhone, you may have been frustrated by the lack of a native file
system for iOS. Soon iCloud Drive will address that problem,
while at the same time offering a Cloud-storage service similar
to Dropbox, Box or Google Drive. It's compatible with Windows,
too — but not Android.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
13. Health
• The new Health app is straightforward: It provides a central
place for all the health and fitness information you're
storing on the iPhone.
• Many apps, such as Nike+ and Fitbit, do this individually,
but now those apps will be able to integrate into one app
— presuming developers take advantage of Apple's
HealthKit platform.
• Apple is also partnering with healthcare providers to help
bring the iPhone health data to the doctors and care
specialists who can really do something with it.
• Health could have a profound effect on preventative
medicine, if both developers and care centers support it.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
14. New Siri features
• Be careful what you say — Siri is always listening in iOS 8.
Even if the iPhone is in a dormant state, you can just say
"Hey Siri" to wake up the phone and ask something.
• The phone has to be plugged into power for this to work,
indicating Apple probably sees it as a hands-free solution
for the car.
• Siri can also identify songs with built-in Shazam integration.
So instead of launching an app, all you'll need to do is hold
down your iPhone's home button to find out what music is
playing. Think of all the time you'll save at the bar.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
15. Contacts on apps screen
Apple realized it wasn't making use of all the space on the
apps screen that appears when you double-click the home
button. Right above the apps running, you'll see a strip of
the most recent contacts along the top. It's another
welcome convenience.
16. More Spotlight results
Searching on the iPhone in iOS 8 now brings up Wikipedia,
App Store and iTunes results for anything you're searching
for.
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Most Important Features In
iOS 8
17. Full-featured Safari
Safari got a huge upgrade in iOS 7, and although the upgrades
in iOS 8 are more incremental (and already exist in other
browsers), they're welcome. There's more flexibility in Private
browsing, letting you keep regular and private tabs separate.
DuckDuckGo — the privacy-preserving alternative to Google
— is supported as a search engine, and users will be able to
easily request the desktop version of any site.
18. The Weather Channel
In iOS 7, Apple's weather app got its info from Yahoo. Starting
in iOS 8, that data comes from the Weather Channel.
Source: http://mashable.com/2014/06/04/ios-8-features/
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Android Kit Kat 4.4 Features
• You don’t need to touch the screen
to get things done. When on your
home screen or in Google Now, just
say “Ok Google” to launch voice
search, send a text, get directions
or even play a song.
• While listening to music on your
device, or while projecting movies
to Chromecast, you’ll see beautiful
full-screen album and movie art
when your device is locked. You can
play, pause, or seek to a
specific moment.
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Android Kit Kat 4.4 Features
• The book you're reading, the game you're
playing, or the movie you're watching — now
all of these take center stage with the new
immersive mode, which automatically hides
everything except what you really want to see.
Just swipe the edge of the screen to bring
back your status bar and navigation buttons.
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Android Kit Kat 4.4 Features
• Android 4.4 takes system performance to an
all-time high by optimizing memory and
improving your touchscreen so that it
responds faster and more accurately than ever
before. This means that you can listen to
music while browsing the web, or race down
the highway with the latest hit game, all
without a hitch.
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Android Kit Kat 4.4 Features
• The new phone app automatically prioritizes
your contacts based on the people you talk to
the most. You can also search for nearby
places and businesses, your contacts, or
people in your Google Apps domain.
• Whenever you get a call from a phone number
not in your contacts, your phone will look for
matches from businesses with a local listing
on Google Maps.
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Android Kit Kat 4.4 Features
• There is much more, and individual
manufacturers are adding new features, but
some may also be limiting features.
• Also, since not all Android devices are created
equally – make sure what version you are
purchasing and review the feature set before
you buy.
• Windows Phone users, check out
new features for Windows Phone 8.1
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Accounting Software Notable Changes
• Sage - Payments, Mobile as well as SageOne,
Sage 50, 100, 300, X3 and Sage Intelligence
• Microsoft Dynamics - reporting
• CYMA - PR and HR
• Intuit QuickBooks Online – User Interface
• Wave – Payroll and accountant program
• FreshBooks – payment and invoicing methods
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Evolving The Digital Office
Document Management
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CCH Document
Thomson GoFileRoom
eFileCabinet
Doc.It
ShareFile
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Accounting Firm Developments
Avalara – SALT and accountant program
BillQuick – easy entry and billing
CCH Axcess - Integrations
Commercial Logic – PowerPM, TrackTime
Central, APS – Universal Time Entry
• Office Tools Professional - Integrations
• Thomson CS Suite – ACS, AdvanceFlow CS
• XCM - Scheduling and Due Dates
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Data
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Cloud storage – Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.
Automatic synchronization into Cloud
Encrypted in Cloud and local
Multi-user office considerations
Cloud risks and benefits
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Procedures
• Internal controls for Cloud
• Minimizing virus infections
• Updating/replacing/disposing machines/
mobile technology
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People
• Training
• Interaction inhibited by technology
• Consider health and interaction concerns
earlier in presentation
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Strategic Choices
• Predictive analysis
• Social business marketing
• 3D printing
– Bio printing
• Digital currency
– Peer to peer lending
– Bitcoin
• Emerging Technologies
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Predictive Analysis
By the way new mobile keyboards use this to guess what you want to type.
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Social Business Marketing Grows
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3D Printing “Need To Know”
• Several types of 3D Printing Technology
– Fused deposition modeling: melt plastic filament in
layers (MakerBot)
– Stereolithography: laser to cure resin
– Selective laser sintering (SLS): laser to sinter
powdered metal to create a solid structure
• Expect
– Customization
– Lower priced printers
– Disruption in certain industries
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What’s Holding 3D Printing Back
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Materials choices
Fumes from devices in constrained spaces
Safety from high temperatures
Expense of SLS dropping as patents expire
Slow
Complex design software, not user-friendly
Patent Issues – example of 3D art replicas
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MINK
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3D Printed Makeup!
Yes, you heard me correctly
Basically the same inks
You can create virtually any color
Very Inexpensive < $300 for printer
– Inks sold separately
• All the rage!
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HP Enters 3D Printing Market with
Blended Reality
• HP has introduced Sprout, a virtual and physical
desktop environment, along with its first 3D printer
called the HP Multi Jet Fusion.
• HP Multi Jet Fusion is designed to simultaneously print
on multiple axes and speed up the 3D printing process
by as much as tenfold, according to the company.
• HP is combining some of its old school printing
techniques to improve the 3D printing process; its new,
open-platform 3D printer for business will use HP
Thermal Inkjet arrays to apply multiple print materials
at once, in liquid form.
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Bioprinting
• Organovo
– Liver tissue printed in sets
of 24 in 30 minutes
– Started in 2000 with old
Lexmark printer
• Modern Meadow –
printing meat for humans
• September 2004 – first
international workshop –
Dr. Boland, Dr. Forgacs
• Dr. Atala of Wake Forest
working on scaffolds
Economist, Mar 8, 2014
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Digital Currency
• Apple Pay may legitimize the Digital Pay market
• Micro Lending
• Bitcoin - www.bitcoin.com
– Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox $400M missing
• Coinbase
• www.onlycoin.com
– One card for all your
credit cards
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Car Technology
• Ford replaces Microsoft Sync with Blackberry
QNS (Linux)
• In five years, nearly 25% of cars will be connected
to the Internet
• Pandora and Spotify for music streaming
• V2V – Vehicle to Vehicle wireless
• Augmented reality dashboards
• Apple CarPlay in select cars
• Self-driving cars
• Energy storing body panels
Source: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/volvo-working-on-
storing-energy-in-a-cars-body-panels.html
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Samsung Galaxy S5
• Has a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED
(1920 by 1080) "adaptive display“
• It runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and
has 10 hour battery for Web
browsing on LTE or 12 hours of
video playback
• An Ultra Power Saving Mode can
make a phone on 10 percent
battery last another 24 hours
• Heart monitoring
• Waterproof to 30 feet – IP67
certification, full USB 3.0
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Nokia Lumia Icon
• The Icon measures 5.39 x
2.79 x 0.39 inches with a 5”
OLED screen, weighs 166
grams— significantly
smaller than the 1520 at 6”
• Icon has a 2.2-GHz quadcore Snapdragon 800, plus 2
gigabytes of RAM
• Non-removable case hides
32GB of storage, a 2,420
mAh battery (good for 16
hours of talk time, that can
be wirelessly charged)—and
no expandable storage
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Toshiba
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Siri Competitor Indigo
• Indigo is device- and
OS- independent
meaning it runs on
Android and Windows
devices - not iOS which
already uses Siri
• Looks like it is currently
Free do download
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Siri Competitor Microsoft Cortana
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Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1. Its name comes
from Cortana, the artificial intelligence character Microsoft's own Halo series, with Jen
Taylor, the character's voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant's US-specific
version. Cortana is free to Windows Phone 8.1 users and above.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Cortana
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Google Introduces Siri Competitor
• The Google Search app for iOS now has a voice
icon just like its Android built-in equivalent,
and it works remarkably well. This is not (yet)
a personal assistant. Voice Search only
searches the web at present, but with the
strong likelihood that a user’s Gmail and Apps
data will become searchable (by the user) as
well, Google is within striking distance of Siri’s
functionality. Yes, it is free too.
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Apple iPhone
• The iPhone 6 is $199 for
the 16GB version. That's
$100 cheaper than the
iPhone 6 Plus, which
begins at $299 for the
16GB version. The iPhone
6 is $299 for 64GB, and
$399 for 128GB.
http://www.businessinsider.com/differencesbetween-the-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-20149#ixzz3D1AfqZPI
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LiveScribe LS3 SmartPen
• Works with iOS devices, special paper in
notebooks (can also be printed)
– 14 hours writing between charges
• Streams writing in real time over Bluetooth
4.0/LE (required to use with devices)
• Uses mics in phone/iPad to record conversation
and integrates with the hand written notes
• $149 for Starter Edition
• $199 for Pro Edition
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FileThis.com
Automatic Statement Retrieval And Storage
• Online app
• Gets statements
online from
vendors
• Works with
Cloud storage
tools
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FileThis.com
Automatic Statement Retrieval And Storage
• Free – Up to 6
accts, weekly,
500MB storage
• Premium $2/mo, up to 12
accts, weekly,
1GB storage
• Ultimate $5/mo, up to 30
accts, daily,
10GB storage
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Hubdoc - $20/Client
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NeatConnect Wireless Scanner
•
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HDMI Sticks: Making Dumb TVs Smart
• Wireless sharing of computer screens to TV’s or projectors
still problematic for most users
• Most devices designed to stream Netflix or YouTube
• Apple can do with AirPlay on Apple TV ($99), can be
extended to Windows with apps
• Chrome Browser can use Google ChromeCast ($45), not
very versatile (as of 1/2014), but promising
• Miracast standard (Intel WiDi) has been around, but is flaky
for some
– V2 device is NetGear PVT3000 ($65)
• IndieGoGo Campaign for new device: AirTame, $89 + $15
shipping. Ships May 2014, promises Windows, MacOS,
Linux support
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Amazon Fire TV
• $99, 7 button controller, game controller $40
• HTML, Android based
• Netflix, HBO GO, SHO Anytime, Pandora, Hulu,
ESPN and others
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Ed)
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Lenovo OneLink Pro Dock
• Proprietary ThinkPad
connector with 90-watt
adapter for rapid charging
• Driver-free, dual video
monitor support
• Power button on dock like
system power button
• Four USB 3.0 ports for highspeed HDD devices, two
USB 2.0 ports to manage
keyboard, mice and
monitor connections
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Targus ACP7101 USZ 4K Dock
USB 3.0 universal docking station and power supply
device, supports the following connections:
• Integrated gigabit Ethernet and 5.1 audio
• Up to 90W laptop power supply
• Supports dual 2560x1600 displays over DisplayPort
or DVI-I
• Compatible with HDCP 2.0
• 1Q 2014, pricing TBD
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Dell Wireless Dock D5000
• Uses 802.11ad (WiGig) for wireless connection
with laptop
• Max distance is 10m/32’
• Supported on Win 7, Win 8
• Webcams not fully supported
• Only Latitude 6430u
• $269.99
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Cocoon – Grid-It
http://www.cocooninnovations.com/
• How do you organize your mobile stuff?
• $8-$20 depending on size, etc.
• Amazon and anyplace you purchase computer
accessories
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MORE TECH?
More Information can be found at:
www.k2e.com
www.accountingsoftwareworld.com
www.totallypaperless.com
www.cpafirmtech.com
www.technologybestpractices.com
www.bobspencer.com
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