So you have heard about this thing called ‘the cloud’, but you are not sure that you know enough about all the cloud has to offer to make recommendations to your clients who are looking for a cloud-based solution. Your clients are still using a QuickBooks desktop version and you aren't certain that QuickBooks Online can handle their needs; or your clients aren’t ready to give-up their ‘familiar’ QuickBooks Pro, Premier or Enterprise for something so different as QBO.
You also know that many of your clients want to stop spending ‘big bucks’ on servers and network storage, as well as backup alternatives. This thing called ‘hosted QuickBooks’ could be just the solution you are looking for, but you really haven’t been able to find out everything you need to know in order to feel confident recommending it to your clients. There just isn’t a good source of critical information, hand’s-on instruction and just plain ‘show-n-tell’ about hosting to give you that comfort level.
This is where the Cloud Summit 2014 comes in. Cloud Summit ’14 will provide instruction, 1-on-1 training and workshops on the details of how hosted accounting solutions, like QuickBooks Enterprise, coupled with virtual servers as well as other alternatives, can give your business clients the means to increase capabilities and add computing capacity quickly without a large investment in infrastructure so they can stop paying for resources they don’t need. Learn how to transition your clients to the Cloud where they pay only for what they need in a more secure, managed, highly scalable and cost effective way! And learn about new consulting and referral opportunities that will bolster your own practice while serving the needs of your clients.
The Summit will also guide you in the future that 'is the cloud' from keynote presentations by some of the most influential leaders in accounting technology including Jim McGinnis of Intuit, Joe Woodard of Woodard Consulting, Sabrina Parsons of Palo Alto Software, Gregory Lafollette of CPA2Biz, Orvel Ray Wilson of the Guerilla Group, Doug Sleeter of the Sleeter Group, and Robert Chandler of Cloud 9 Real Time.
But Cloud Summit 2014 isn’t just training and routine ‘conference’ events, you can actually participate in a tour of a ‘cloud data center’ providing private virtual servers for clients like yours! You will see with your own eyes the kinds of facility security, infrastructure and redundancy that a SOC2/SSAE16 Certified Data Center can provide, and you won’t find that kind of reality at any other accounting conference.
If you want to educate yourself on hosted applications, and running QuickBooks Desktop version ‘in the cloud’, the Cloud Summit 2014 maybe just what you are looking for. This Cloud Summit 2014 conference is being held September 17-19, 2014 in San Diego, California. For information regarding registration, tuition, venue and other details, see the Cloud Summit ’14 website.
PS - And be sure to give me a shout when you attend because I will be there.