Strafford Managing Partner Steve Berry to Deliver Cloud Observations Keynote at JISC 2018

3rd Annual Journal of Information Systems Research Conference

Londonderry, NH - March 13, 2018: Strafford Technology, a provider of consulting services that address the challenges of Finance Departments with fully supported Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions – both on-premises and in the cloud – has announced that Steve Berry, Strafford Founder and Managing Partner, will be delivering a cloud observations keynote address at the Journal of Information Systems Research Conference 2018 (JISC-2018) on March 15th.

JIS is the research journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association. The 3rd Annual JIS Research Conference (JISC 2018) will be held on March 15 & 16 at the AICPA offices in Durham, NC. The conference is sponsored by the Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

The focus of JISC-2018 is Cloud Computing. Important issues to be addressed:

  • Design of architecture and the development of infrastructure of the cloud computing-based enterprise systems;
  • Cost-benefit analysis of cloud-based systems versus conventional systems;
  • Security and governance of cloud-based systems;
  • New auditing issues for cloud computing users and providers.

Academic research will be presented, with cloud computing discussions on the role of cloud computing in accounting.

The topic of Berry’s keynote address will be “Operations, Observations and Challenges of an EPM Cloud Hosting Provider.”

About Strafford

Strafford offers consulting, cloud hosting, EPM support and staffing services for finance teams looking to improve their budgeting, planning, consolidation, and reporting processes. We know finance. We know technology. Strafford partners with forward thinking technology leaders to deliver enterprise solutions that will improve finance productivity and team efficiencies. We approach every project with the goal of delivering a fast, reliable and supported environment that allows finance teams to spend more time analyzing results and less time managing their financial ecosystem.

Strafford was founded in 1995 and has corporate offices in Londonderry, NH. They provide consulting and advisory services for small to medium sized operations as well as to larger Fortune 500 environments.  Strafford is an Oracle Platinum and SAP partner.

About AAA

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting. Visit to learn more.



The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Visit to learn more.

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