Joanie Mann @JoanieMann Makes Sense of Business Technology
Many business owners find the changes in technology confusing. Cloud hosting, web-based accounting, online business solutions: What do they all they mean?!!
Though she started her career working in a regular old accounting office with her dad, Joanie Mann’s experience with the technology that is changing what it means to operate a business has been extensive.
“I understand business, and I love technology” Mann said. “Having literally grown up in an accounting office in a small town gave me quite a bit of insight into how businesses operate and what matters to business owners. I went into technology as a career, but the foundation of almost everything I do comes from the experiences earned working with actual businesses in real business situations.”
The Queen of ASP
Application service providers (ASPs) which offer Web hosted applications like accounting and other services to businesses on an as-needed basis have revolutionized entrepreneurship.
Mann is a recognized expert on this technology after working for a major application service provider for 15 years.
As an entrepreneur, she also launched her own IT integration company. Her professional experience also includes work on the commercial hosting programs used for Intuit’s QuickBooks and Sage small business accounting systems.