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Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
Cloud accounting for the 21st century
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Cloud accounting for the 21st century

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Cloud Accounting for the 21st Century, 22nd September 2011 at Mimecast, organized by CloudAdvocates.com. The seminar was intended to cut through the jargon to dispel and debunk some of the myths that …

Cloud Accounting for the 21st Century, 22nd September 2011 at Mimecast, organized by CloudAdvocates.com. The seminar was intended to cut through the jargon to dispel and debunk some of the myths that distort decisions on the benefits of the Cloud. It coveedr advantages, perceived disadvantages, benefits, practicalities and last but in no way least, costs and commitments. Speakers included well known blogger/analysts Dennis Howlett and Phil Wainewright, tax specialist Mark Lee, cloud specialist David Terrar and blogging accountants Richard Messik and Philip Woodgate. Here are the various presentations.

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  • 1. Cloud Accounting for the 21st Century DEBUNKING THE MYTHS Richard Messik – RFM Associates David Terrar – D2C Limited at Mimecast, London – 22 nd September 2011 twitter hashtag - #clouda21
  • 2. What will you get from today?
    • Cloud in plain English
    • An overview of the Cloud applications landscape for an Accounting Practice
    • Debunk the myths
    • Hear from real customers
    • Find out if Social Media is worth the effort
    • Discuss the direction of the modern practice
    • Plenty of time for questions and answers
  • 3. Thanks to our Sponsors
  • 4. Agenda   Lunch and networking 12:30 Steve Thorns What about the Desktop and E-mail? 12:15 Philip Woodgate Paul Smalley Sean Price Richard Messik Panel - Using Cloud Accounting in Practice - real life experience from firms doing it 11:30   Coffee 11:15 Dennis Howlett   Your clients are buying SaaS - are you prepared? 10:45 Richard Messik Practical explanation of The Cloud 10:15 Richard Messik David Terrar Welcome and introduction to Cloud Advocates 10:00          Registration, Coffee and networking 9:30
  • 5. Agenda   Close and networking 16:00 Phil Wainewright Kevin McCallum John Paterson Richard Messik David Terrar Panel - Debunking the myths of Cloud / Q&A 15:15 John Paterson David Terrar Using Cloud CRM - case studies of companies doing it - barriers to adoption - the cloud business mode 14:30 Mark Lee Social Media for Accountants - why bother? 14:00 David Terrar The state of the rest of Cloud Software for accountants - what’s available, what’s not and why 13:30
  • 6. What is Cloud Advocates?
    • An association of consultants who aim to demystify the Cloud and provide pragmatic help and advice for businesses, organizations and accounting practices
      • Richard Messik, RFM Associates
      • David Terrar, D2C Limited
      • Adrian Pearson, Pearson Ventures
    • A destination site to explain the Cloud
  • 7. Cloud Advocates website
    • Our Manifesto (not another definition of Cloud)
    • A Cloud glossary
    • Cloud apps database
    • On the roadmap:
      • blogroll of the best Cloud bloggers, list of all the blogging accountants in the UK, guide to the best Cloud information resources, explanation of all of the relevant standards and what we think is important or irrelevant, series of guides on how to move to the Cloud, series of guides on the Cloud application options by topic - accounting, accounts production, CRM, ERP, project management, email, document management, practice management, website strategy, social media strategy, etc.
  • 8.  
  • 9. Contact details David Terrar Cloud Advocates & D2C p: +44 (0)1727 866309 m: +44 (0)7715 159423 e: [email_address] w: www.d2c.org.uk and cloudadvocates.com skype: david_terrar twitter: DT linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidterrar blog: http://biztwozero.com Richard Messik Cloud Advocates & RFM Associates p: +44 (0)203 151 0894 m: +44 (0)7831 818753 e: [email_address] w: rfmassociates.com and cloudadvocates.com skype: Richard.messik twitter: Richard_Messik linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardmessik blog: rfmassociates.com /blog/
  • 10. Panel - Using Cloud Accounting in Practice Philip Woodgate – Goodman Jones Paul Smalley – Paper Mountain Solutions Sean Price - iBox-Security Limited Moderated by Richard Messik
  • 11. Panel - Debunking the myths of Cloud / Q&A Phil Wainewright – ZDNet & Procullux Ventures Kevin McCallum - FreeAgent John Paterson – Really Simple Systems Richard Messik – Cloud Advocates & RFM Associates Moderated by David Terrar

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