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Security is Hot Issue in Online Banking

Ensuring transactions are secure over the Internet is a chief concern for those who want to bank online. This and other observations were gained from a recent CNNfn poll on virtual banking.Just over 27 percent of respondents hailed security as their chief concern over other issues, such as a bank's financial stability and even ATM banking fees.
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Newest IT Solutions to be Showcased at the Financial Technology Expo

Trade-show goers be advised. More than 225 leading information technology companies in the banking, securities and insurance industries will showcase their products and services at the 8th annual Financial Technology Expo. The Expo will take place Nov. 16-18, 1999 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and will feature separate conference programs.The most innovative IT solutions will be featured in pavilions designed specifically for financial services, banking, securities and insurance professionals.
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Practical Joke Aimed at Microsoft Products

Just when you thought you were turning the corner on Y2K compliance, some practical joker has initiated an email hoax that may make it to your staff before it gets to your IT department.The joke centers around Y2K compliance of Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. The email starts out something like this: “Every copy of Windows will fail on January 1st unless you fix it now, to fix it…” The email then walks the reader through what looks like a fix.
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Help Your Site Get Noticed at Submit-It.com

Technology consultant Roman Kepczyk offers this tip on a free and easy way to boost visibility for your website and get a technical evaluation of it in the process. Go to the free trial for www.submit-it.com and submit your web site address. Not only will you get assistance with listing your site on the most popular search engines, but you will also receive tips on how to speed up the loading of your pages, as well as a list of any problems with the coding of your pages.
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Leasing PCs Enables Enhanced Capabilities Without Buying the Ranch

We lease cars, so why not PCs? The computer is said to depreciate faster than a car and become obsolete as soon as it is hooked up and ready to run. Business owners and others who replace their computers every two years or so may want to consider the leasing option.Some of the world's largest computer manufacturers are banking on this idea and pushing this arrangement.
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Broadband's Intensity Hits Business and Homes

Like a freight train going 90 miles an hour, broadband access is going to revolutionize the amount of content, as well as the way electronic files, video and other technologies are delivered to our businesses and homes. This and other observations about delivery speeds were delivered at an address by Broadcast.com Chairman and Founder Mark Cuban at the eTV conference in New York City.Among other predictions, Cuban said that there would be one source in the home that would serve as a digital entertainment center-with a computer-at a cost below $2,000.
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Ernst & Young Issues White Paper Focusing on E-Commerce Strategy

What type of e-commerce strategy does your company need to move its Internet presence from basic to highly profitable?
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Timberline Publishes First Biztalk Compatible Schemas

Newly available software links construction companies to project suppliers, subcontractors, owners and other construction players, allowing cost estimate information to flow freely along the Internet.Construction companies can now harness the power of the Internet with two new schemas for construction estimating created by Timberline Software Corporation.
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Powerful Tool Now Available For Finance Professionals

For accounting professionals working as a company's Chief Financial Officer, the offering of services provided in the new and improved Thomson Corporate Finance's WG&L Corporate Finance Network may prove to be a powerful resource tool. But could this new resource be another "Turbo Tax" for accounting services offered by accounting firms?The new web network offers interactive checklists that guide professionals through key activities such as SEC filings, merger and acquisition investigations, forecasting cash flow, and maximizing collections.
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Test The Way Your Email Looks

Do you ever wonder what your email looks like to a recipient? Is the format right? Does it contain all those #@%*! email tags at the bottom? To test your email, compose a short message and mail it to test-format@allrealgood.com. Once sent, go to http://www.allrealgood.com/format.txt to see your message on display (If you don't see it, hit reload or refresh on your browser).
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Study Reveals Web Sites are Only 19 Mouse Clicks Apart

The medium is the message, and interconnectivity is key to the technology. A study released Thursday in Nature says any two randomly selected pages on the Internet are only 19 mouse clicks apart from one another.The study was led by physics professor Albert-Laszlo Barbasi at the University of Notre Dame, who, along with his team, had a robot collect and follow all links found on one Web page.
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To Tax Or Not To Tax

A Note From Tina Kersen, AccountingWEB ContributorThe other day I hopped online to order some Ray Ban sunglasses. I was pleasantly surprised when I signed onto Shades.com to find the exact pair of shades I admired in the mall for exactly half the price. Prior to ordering at the virtual "check out," I figured my total savings· $60.00 ($120 retail vs.
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Handspring's Visor Will Enter Market as Palm Rival

If you've been looking for a less expensive, faster and more expandable version of the Palm Pilot - you may be in luck. Handspring Inc. will unveil its new Visor product line on September 14 in a move to make you think seriously about retiring your trusty Palm handheld.Three new Visor models will be introduced at prices much lower than their 3Com competitors.
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Macola Partners with Microsoft to Improve Progression Series 7.5

Macola Software has enhanced the speed and efficiency of its signature business management software by packaging Progression Series 7.5 with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, the leading Windows NT Server-based database.Macola is a Microsoft Solution Provider Partner that develops software products using the Microsoft Windows and BackOffice environments.
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Step up Folks! Dell Slashes Prices on PCs up to 18 Percent!

Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation today announced it would cut prices up to 18 percent on its network-ready OptiPlex business desktop PCs. The decision was made based on savings the company has gained from reductions in component costs, dramatic increases in online support versus telephone-based technical support or other support, and surging Internet sales. The reported daily savings figure is $30 million.
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Makers of Palm Pilot Develop New Wireless Service for Earlier Models

Healthy competition is good, but competing against yourself? 3Com Corp, makers of the Palm Pilot line of personal digital assistants (PDAs), along with Aether Systems, Inc., have announced a new wireless service called Open Sky that will serve the Palm III and Palm V. The service is expected to debut first quarter 2000.3Com has beta-tested its new Palm VII this summer in various markets, and plan to roll out the model in mass this fall.
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Happy 30th Birthday to the (Invisible) Internet

Join us in wishing the Internet an unofficial Happy 30th Birthday!
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Watch Out For The "Thursday" Virus

Network Associates Inc. reported yesterday that a new Word Macro virus, dubbed "Thursday," has cropped up among banks and financial institutions in eight different countries.The Word 97 virus attacks the normal.dot file. What's scary is the virus is what is known as a "sleeper" virus. Users won't know they are infected until December 13, 1999 when the virus will attempt to delete all files on a user's "C" drive.Users in London first detected the virus. It's now in the U.S.
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Panel Asks Congress for Funds to Study Internet Taxation

In order to seek funds to finance a study on Internet taxation, the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, a panel appointed by Congress, is returning to its creator to ask for $2 million to finance the project.The 19-member Commission has raised the eyebrows of such high-profile companies as America Online, AT&T, Time Warner and other businesses who believe the Panel's recommendations may affect their bottom line by shaping e-commer
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Intel Predicts PC Prices Will not go any Lower

During the Intel Developers Forum in Palm Springs, Intel vice president Pat Gelsinger predicted that prices for a Windows-based PC will not dip much below the already bottomed-out price of $400. Prices may fall another $50, he said, but that is speculation at this point.Some PCs have fallen to $399, but these models are considered by analysts to be low-end computers with non-Windows operating systems, such as Linux and Be.

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