Cloud Computing

Report
Cloud Computing: Impact,
Curriculum and Best Practices
Carol Yacht, MA
Author, McGraw-Hill
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www.mhhe.com/yacht
Agenda
1. How is the Internet used in your classroom? (slides 3-4)
2. What is cloud computing? (slides 5-10)
3. Accounting in the cloud with QuickBooks Online.
(Demo and slides 11-18)
4. Does hands-on practice make perfect? (slide 19)
Questions or Comments any time
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How is the Internet used in your classroom?
• Is your school using a cloud system? (Hint: Online
Learning Centers that support textbooks, McGraw-Hill
Connect, WileyPlus, learning management systems)
• Does cloudware make life easier for students and
teachers? (Hint: QuickBooks Online Audit Log –
accountability – all log ins/log outs and work tracked.)
o Cloudware refers to software that is built, installed, delivered
and accessed entirely from a remote Web server, also called
the “cloud.”
http://www.mhhe.com/yacht2013
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Audit Log
1. Student adds teacher as Company Administrator.
2. Teacher can see work completed by student including log ins and log outs.
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The New Yorker, November 21, 2011, Mick Stevens, p. 83
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What is cloud computing?
GAL: Global Address List
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What/why
Cloud
[Internet]
What
is cloud
computing?
Computing?
What?
• The shift from traditional
software models, (desktop
software CDs), to the
Internet.
• Cell phones, computers,
tablets, I-devices.
Why?
• Subscription model – pay
for what is used.
• Cloud apps cost less.
• Open a browser, log in, and
start using.
• Information in real time.
I = Internet
Feb. 4, 2014: Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft’s cloud computing business,
named CEO.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nadella-head-microsoft-gates-leaves-chair-role-22357505
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Cloud computing defined
The cloud defined
• Software is accessible via
the Web.
• Applications are run from a
shared data center rather
than the on-site networks.
Examples:
– Intuit server with QuickBooks
online
– Third-party “host” provider
• Users log on and use.
Who uses the cloud?
• Online everything: shopping,
banking, account services
(utilities, credit cards, etc.)
• Accounting, Customer
Relationship Management,
Enterprise Resource Planning
• Amazon, Google, Bing, Yahoo,
Wikipedia, etc.
• Social networking
• Email
• Online backup
• Online teaching
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Why move to the cloud?
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Managed backups
No additional costs for service
packs, upgrades, hot fixes and
enhancement releases
Predictable IT Costs
Everybody’s doing it!
Steven Fry Explains Cloud Computing
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/stephen-fry-explains-cloud-computing-in-a-short-animated-video.html
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Desktop software or cloud
• With the increasing popularity of web apps, businesses are turning to
online solutions for their business needs because it allows quick and easy
access no matter where you are. The days of being tied down to the office
to complete work are over as cloud computing and online platforms
become a reality in daily business life.
• While once computing largely occurred in one office, the scattered
workforce has created demand for mobile computing. The ability to
access records easily in remote locations with little or no advanced setup.
• Software as a service, or SaaS*, is one of the leading uses of cloud
computing. Rather than installing software on local desktops, software
applications are accessed via a Web browser.
*Subscription model
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The New Yorker, October 24, 2011, Emily Flake
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QB Online vs. QB desktop
QBO
http://http-download.intuit.com/http.intuit/CMO/qboa/pdf/QBOA_comp_chart_2013.pdf
QBD
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Accounting in the Cloud
Browser
Google Chrome
(Intuit recommends)
Mozilla Firefox
Safari 4
Safari 5
Internet Explorer
Windows
Mac OS X
Any
Any
Version 7 or later
N/A
Version 5.0.1 or later
Version 9 later
Version 4 or later
Version 4.1.1 or later
Version 5.0.1 or later
N/A
http://accountants.intuit.com/accounting/quickbooks/online-accountant/
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Cloud-based accounting
Small business advantages
• Data access as needed:
anywhere/anytime with secure
connections
• Fees are usually monthly
subscriptions
• Cost is less than desktop software
• Track time and expenses online
• Track customers
• View entire financial picture of
company from anywhere
• Audit Log: every
keystroke/transaction is tracked
• Internet log-ins instead of on-site
IT.
SaaS Apps or download
• QuickBooks Online
• NetSuite
• Microsoft Dynamics
• SAP
• Oracle
• Peachtree
• Simply Accounting
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QBO demo and handout
http://tinyurl.com/smpl-qbo
Use the fictional company which is the sample company.
15
Sample Company
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Setting Preferences
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Where’s the General Journal?
• Click
> Show More >
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Does hands-on practice make perfect?
Bloom’s Taxonomy of
Educational Objectives
Relational
Training
Evaluation
Synthesis
Analysis
Problem
Solving
Comprehension
Repetition
and Practice
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Knowledge
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Q&A
Comments
Thank
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