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How Fast Will Computers Get?

What's the fastest speed imaginable for your computer's microprocessor?
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More Great Shopping Sites! Don't Miss This!

Check out the updated AccountingWEB Top Shopping Sites. We have scoured the Web to come up with a collection of sites that will help you with your holiday shopping. Whether you are buying for family, friends or co-workers, don't miss these favorite sites!Here are more Top Shopping Sites that we have chosen as excellent online shopping locations. We will be adding to this list weekly, so check back to view new sites and ideas. We have every shopping opportunity covered: wine, toys, jewelry, pets, co-workers and friends.
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Hibernation Feature Saves Computer Files

Have you ever had to leave your office in a hurry while you were buried in figures on your Excel spreadsheet? Did you forget to shut your computer down? If this happens to you, and you worry later that all your time and effort may be lost, try this computer tip.The Hibernation feature allows you the freedom to leave your computer and information for an extended period of time without the worry of a system shutdown. You will return to your computer and information just as you left it. When you restart your computer, your desktop will be restored exactly as you left it.
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Is Free Internet Access a Thing of the Past?

Do you pay for your Internet/email service? If you're a customer of Alta Vista and enjoyed free Internet access, you'll soon find out that the days for no-cost e-mail and access to the Web are numbered.As of Sunday, Dec. 10, Alta Vista will cut off more than 3 million customers due to increased cost and lagging support of its advertisers.
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Intuit Expands Web Presence

Intuit, Inc., has unveiled a new Web site, IntuitAdvisor, offering a host of online solutions to help tax, accounting and financial professionals move from the physical world to the electronic world. Included in the new site's offerings is the WorkSpace Pro feature, a subscription-based service allowing professionals to establish a customized online working environment in which private client sites may be created, information may be shared, and security will be maintained.
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QuickBooks Now Available Online

Intuit is making its QuickBooks accounting software available online as a business service.QuickBooks for the Web is designed for "the emerging segment of entrepreneurs who want remote Internet access to simple and easy accounting" and is claimed to be "the easiest accounting software on the Web."QuickBooks for the Web, Basic Edition is available immediately for $14.95 per month, per company, for up to 20 users from www.quickbooks.com.
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Need Last Minute CPE? Let AccountingWEB Help You!

Are you scrambling to get all your needed CPE hours before 2000 ends? Check out these inexpensive on-line CPE resources. If you need assistance or have questions about CPE requirements and more, check out the AccountingWEB CPE Page. On-line training is booming in corporate America. On-line CPE costs less, and is increasingly becoming more sophisticated. There are plenty of companies providing on-line training that is cost effective and interactive at the same time.
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Opera Goes Head-to-Head in Browser Monopolies

Ever heard of Opera? No, it's not the latest version of Wagner's Ring Cycle or a Mozart romance ...
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Business Model Key to E-Commerce Survival

As anyone knows who follows the demise of Internet-based businesses, more often then not, these failed companies did not have a solid infrastructure, hired too many people too quickly or generally lacked customer service skills to get the job done right.A solid business model should be the number one objective, according to CFO Paul Williams of Cyberian Outpost, a vendor of software, hardware and electronics.
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PowerPoint Tip: Improving Overall Design

This is the first in a series of PowerPoint tips written by Scott Stein, PowerPoint consultant.Consistently, I get questions about how to make a presentation look better. A trainer recently commented to me that her PowerPoint backgrounds "look like a 3rd grader made them." To create attractive presentations, PowerPoint users must have a good sense of font use/selection, color compatibility, and art and animation use.
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New Domain Names May Cost $75,000 to Maintain

The addition of new high-level domains (.biz, .info, .name, .co-op, .pro, .museum, .aero), and the ongoing exploitation of over 150 existing domains, will force the average Global 2000 organization to register at least 300 name variants by 2001. These findings by Gartner Group are particularly relevant since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently announced seven new top-level domains. "Organizations have mistakenly assumed that having a domain name with 'dot-com' was enough.
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Notebook Computers are Popular Holiday Gifts

While retailers expect sales of desktop PCs to once again surge during the holiday season, more and more consumers will be looking at notebook computers, instead, as a more-than-viable option to the desktop unit.After all, notebooks have come down in price over the last several years, and their portability cannot be matched by a desktop unit. They have all the bells and whistles associated with larger units, and are tight and compact in size and weight.MSNBC has analyzed several notebooks for consideration, including brands from IBM, Compaq, Dell, Toshiba and HP. Check it out!
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Electronic Postage Debacle: E-Stamp Calls it Quits

News abounded over the Web during the last several months regarding electronic postage providers, especially Stamps.com, which laid off a substantial number of its workforce.Based on valuation of Internet companies and regulation, E-Stamp Corporation has announced its plans to switch the company's business strategy away from Internet postage to Web-based shipping and logistics.
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Block Customers to get MSN Rebate

This spring, certain H&R Block tax customers will receive an opportunity to save money on monthly dial-up Internet service offered by the MSN network.The traditional $21.95/month fee charged by MSN is the same price offered to anyone else, but because of the new arrangement, Block customers who are part of this promotion will receive a special CD entitling them to a $300 rebate on MSN dial-up services if they commit to a three-year contract.The rebate is part of a new partnership between the two companies in an effort to cross-sell each other's products.
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FiNetrics and Financial Keyosk Announce Alliance

CHICAGO - November 27, 2000 - FiNetrics Inc., a business service provider (BSP) developing an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial applications and services for emerging and medium-sized businesses, and Financial Keyosk, a unit of Zurich Insurance Agency Inc., today announced an alliance which will offer FiNetrics' high-growth clients with convenient online access to Financial Keyosk's commercial insurance products from leading insurers.
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Two new, Super-Duper Wireless Technologies

The December 2000 issue of Home Office Computing features two products enhancing wireless communications.The first is from NowSpeed.com, and helps mobile workers receive corporate e-mail and attachments through their company address rather than through a third-party e-mail address--no matter where they are to access the e-mail.
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How Much is Your Car Worth?

The end of the year signals a hurried rush to either buy a car, trade in your old one or settle with what you have.
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Bill Gates Predicts an Intelligent Internet

In an essay for The Economist's publication, "The World in 2001," Bill Gates predicts that "tomorrow's Internet will look a lot like today's - but it will be a whole lot smarter."Web pages are only a picture of the data you need, not the underlying data itself. Manipulating the underlying data is hard to do.
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Bridge21 to Offer WAN Access to QuickBooks

Bridge21, North America's largest trainer for Intuit's QuickBooks software, has announced a partnership with InsynQ to deliver Internet access to QuickBooks for Bridge21 members.The arrangement will allow for 140 Bridge21 members and their clients to use QuickBooks on a Wide Area Network provided by InsynQ, Inc. Participating Bridge21 members will be able to offer real-time assistance to their clients who use QuickBooks."It will allow the CPA to provide real-time financial reports and advice for the small business client," according to K.C. Truby, CEO of Bridge21.
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Wisconsin Prepares for Pilot 'Net Tax Collection

Anyone who has bought goods or services over the Internet, or is participating in e-Commerce themselves, knows how loud the tax man is knocking on the door of cyberspace to begin collecting tax. However, coming up with a viable method that can be collected, both intrastate and interstate, has been difficult at best.Wisconsin is one of four states that have agreed to participate in a pilot project to electronically charge tax.

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