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BDO Seidman Join's PeopleSoft's Alliance Program

One of the nation's second-tier accounting and consulting firms, BDO Seidman, has joined PeopleSoft's Alliance Program to provide services for the vendor's manufacturing software suite.The joint effort helps PeopleSoft increase its solutions in several business areas, including financial and supply chain management, by building on BDO Seidman's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply-chain business knowle
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NT 4.0 Network Managers: Watch Out For This Security Flaw

Microsoft NT users beware. When NT is used with its Service Pack 4 (SP4), a serious security flaw allows hackers to act as hosts to grab your valuable information.Hackers use Predictable IP Sequence Numbering to gain access to your data. Supposedly, the SP4 was developed by Microsoft to attack this problem in earlier versions of NT. Unfortunately, it didn't work.NT SP4 users need to take a look at the potential security problems associated with using the package as an email host and Web server.
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Inter@ctive Week Launches Research to Rank E-commerce Companies

A ranking of the top 500 revenue-generating private and public companies on the Internet soon will be available. More than 1,600 companies are currently being surveyed in the most comprehensive research project of its kind.Inter@ctive Week is conducting the research in conjunction with the Massachusett's Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and Ernst & Young.
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Regions Outside of the U.S. Have Greatest E-Commerce Potential

Regions located outside of the United States have the greatest potential for e-commerce growth according to research conducted by International Data Corp. (IDC). The IDC Report revealed that nearly 60 percent of the world’s online audience is located outside of the United States, with this group expected to generate almost 46 percent of global Internet spending by 2003.IDC’s research showed that e-commerce is strong in Western Europe where the adoption of the Euro is said to be increasing Internet sales.
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Internet Tax Study Raises More Questions Than Answers

Should products sold over the Internet be tax-free? This question is the focus of an Internet tax study assigned to a 19-member U.S. panel named by Congress. Under a 1998 "cyberlaw," a three-year tax reprieve was set for new state and local Internet taxation to give the panel time to produce the in-depth study.But obtaining funding for the study seems to be as cumbersome as finding an answer to the initial question.
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Internet Explorer Contains Security Hole

Watch out for Internet Explorer's security bugs! Internet Explorer 5.0 (IE 5) possesses some security gaps that allows unscrupulous web sites to read or transfer a file from your hard drive to its server.The security hole allows websites to include an activeX control called DHTML edit control. The control must know the name of the file it will transfer from your hard drive, but standard files are usually used to store private PGP keys, passwords, and other sensitive information.The bug also allows transaction spoofing.
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Windows 2000 Should Ship Year-End; Microsoft to Spend $3.8 Billion on R&D

During the Dell DirectConnect conference this week, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates told 1,200 managers he believed Windows 2000 will ship by the end of the year. Gates also reported that Microsoft will spend $3.8 billion this year on research and development endeavors.Gates said the tie-in with Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation starts with the two companies' efforts to change the traditional way work is accomplished by employing a paperless and efficient work environment.
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AOL Offering Subscription-Free Internet Service in Britain

Upon launching its new Internet service called Netscape Online in Britain, AOL Europe made headlines when it warned its rivals to be aware of the new competition caused by the new, subscription-free online product.AOL Europe is a joint venture between America Online Inc. and Germany's Bertelsmann AG.
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ACCA Accuses Business Software Alliance of Intimidating Small Business

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)has taken the unusual step of advising small companies to throw away a threatening letter from an organization representing some of the world's biggest software companies.
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Solution To Address FAS Statement No. 133 Announced Today

Companies can now interpret and comply with FinancialAccounting Standards Board Statement No. 133 (FAS 133) withthe first available enterprise treasury solution.PeopleSoft will deliver its PeopleSoft Treasury Management the second quarter of 2000. The software package is a comprehensive solution enabling organizations to track, manage and report derivatives and related hedged items.FAS 133 applies to all entities and to all type ofderivatives and is effective for all fiscal quarters offiscal years beginning after June 15, 2000.
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Program Helps Accountants Advise Clients and Connect to the Internet

Get up-to-date information on the latest product releases and new services with this new program. But wait! That's not all…Peachtree software announced today the availability of an exclusive program for public accountants.
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Employers Find Help For Hiring Risks

The number of lawsuits associated with hiring new employees is increasing at an incredible rate and now accounts for more than one in 10 employment suits in the United States.
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Watch for Possible Y2K Bug in Excel Software

PC Week reports this week that a Boston-based technology management consulting company has found that an Excel year 2000 error causing drastic math errors went undetected by a handful of Y2K analysis tools.Unless users of Microsoft Excel download scanning tools from the company's Web site, their spreadsheets could go haywire when they open their files on at New Years Day.
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AOL Releases New Instant Messenger Software

America Online Inc. released a new version of its Instant Messaging software that includes features like stock tickers and graphics transfers. The new version of AOL's service, now available for download, allows users to watch continuously updated news and stock quotes and choose a screen name up to 16 characters in length. The company announced it will also help users set AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as their default messaging program.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Launches Second Generation of its Intellectual Property Exchange

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) launched the upgraded e-business version of its Web site, The Intellectual Property Exchange (IPEX). The IPEX assists intellectual asset management (IAM) professionals in search of intellectual property acquisition, joint venture and licensing opportunities.
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Deloitte & Touche Teams to Provide Enterprise Software Solution

Hewlett Packard, Deloitte & Touche and QAD announced they have formed an international beverage focus team to help beverage manufacturers and distributors answer their industry-specific enterprise software needs in the areas of e-business, food safety compliance, manufacturing agility and brand management.The team is offering beverage companies a joint solution that provides tight integration of QAD applications and other best-in-class beverage software with HP servers and consulting services
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PSINet Signs Deal to Acquire Transaction Network

Internet service provider PSINet Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to buy Transaction Network, a provider of data communications and electronic commerce services. PSINet said it would buy the processor of sales over the Web for a $720 million cash-and-stock deal.Transaction Network runs a network used by U.S. credit card processors that has reportedly experienced rapid growth this year.
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New Quicken Products Help Consumers Make Better Financial Decisions

Intuit, Inc. has introduced its new Quicken 2000 software product line with components designed to help consumers make better investing decisions and plan for the future. Quicken Deluxe® 2000 for Windows and the rest of the Quicken 2000 product family arrive at a time when investors have seen more than $1.3 trillion in stock market wealth vanish during the massive stock correction this summer.
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European Banks Offering Online Services Nearly Doubles

European financial institutions are turning to the low-cost alternative of Web-based accounts to gain market share.A report on deregulation and restructuring in the region revealed the number of European online banking sites nearly doubled in the last six months, climbing to 1,265 from 703. By way of comparison, the number of U.S.
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Fed Ratifies Electronic Bank Statements

Under an interim rule approved by the Federal Reserve, banks will be able to transmit regular deposit account statements by email or make them available on their Web sites for customers who request electronic delivery. The regulation will most likely go into effect later this month.

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