News

Firstgov is Open for Business

Designed to provide citizens with one-stop access to all government information, the new portal site, www.firstgov.com, was introduced Friday by the Clinton administration. At Firstgov, users can search 20,000 government web sites containing 27 million federal government web pages.The site enables users to search for documents presently available in the “.gov” and “.mil” Internet domains, as well as providing links to state government information.
Tax

Clinton Opposes 5-Year Internet Tax Moratorium

Earlier this year the House passed a measure to freeze any attempts at an Internet tax for five years.

Announcing First 100% Web-Based Payroll / Human Resources Platform

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - SurePayroll.com, the preeminent e-payroll service provider, and AtYourBusiness.com, (AYB) a web-based integrator of employee management services, have joined together in support of providing online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Together, SurePayroll.com and AYB create the first payroll / HR platform that is 100% Internet-based. AYB's customers are now able to access SurePayroll.com's payroll system to process payroll in a simple and economical manner.
Community News

HP Drops PwC as Auditor as Consultancy Talks Continue

PricewaterhouseCoopers has lost computer giant Hewlett-Packard as an audit client to Ernst & Young, but it is likely to be compensated by the multi-billion dollar sale of its consultancy wing to HP.In a corporate press release issued on Friday, HP announced it had engaged E&Y for the financial year ending 31 October 2000.

Industry Update: Top 10 Options for Accounting Graduates

'Flexibility' isn't a word that has been associated with the accounting profession--until now. Suddenly, possessing an accounting degree and following a path related to the profession is hot, as accounting students realize they don't have to follow the crowd into public accounting.Why the sudden interest? The demographics of the new accounting grad have changed, and a new generation of workers is now employable in ways outside the traditional accounting firm or internal auditing scenario.Analysts say there are dozens of career choices to pursue.
Technology

States get Another Chance for Internet Tax

It looked as if the taxing of goods bought over the Internet was a moot point until at least 2005 (however, see related story), but states may get another chance to get rich based on a new plan being pushed by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).McCain and others in Congress have said that they would support Internet taxation if states were to simplify their tax structure.
Technology

Impact of Intel's Stock Puts Industry in Quandry

Technology stocks took a nosedive in the spring, and sales of PCs across Europe are down. Now, Intel's 3rd quarter earnings are reported to be much lower than anticipated, thanks to the sluggish European market.What in the world can a technology giant like Intel do to come out smelling like a rose?Resurrect yourself by starting over, say analysts.

Platt Named To Top 100 List

Congratulations to AccountingWEB President Michael Platt who was named to this year's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in accounting, according to the annual study released by Accounting Today.
Practice Management

AccountingWEB Meets AAA

Members of AccountingWEB met with representatives from the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Accounting Administrators today in an attempt to share goals and explain what the two groups have to offer each other.AAA members were treated to a tour of the AccountingWEB web site, and had an opportunity to quiz Michael Platt, AccountingWEB CEO, Kelly McRae, AccountingWEB Business Development Specialist, and Gail Perry, AccountingWEB Managing Editor on the offerings of the site.
Community News

Andersen Consulting Backs Film Revival

Business adviser Andersen Consulting is sponsoring the British Film Institute's efforts to restore eight classic movies.The two-year project will produce improved versions of "Some Like It Hot," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Alfie," and "Don't Look Now," before deciding on another four. Each film will be premiered, and then be released in cinemas across the country.

Excel Tip: Change Default Date Style

You may try to enter September 22, 2000 as 9/22/00, but Excel has other ideas about how the date should be displayed. Whether you prefer the style of 22.9.00, 9/22/2000, 9-22, or something completely different, you can leave specific instructions for how your dates should appear.The style that Excel uses to display your date is actually controlled outside of Excel, in the Windows Control Panel.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 61

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 61September 22, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to h

AICPA Annual List of Top Ten Technologies

The only CPAs who don't need to know about technology are those who are retiring in the next 12 months, according to Wayne Harding, director of business development for cpa2biz. "You must use technology to be productive and competitive in the business environment."The American Institute of CPAs has just updated its website containing its annual list of the Top Ten Technologies.

Solicitations at Work Could be Uncomfortable

It happens all the time. Someone's son or daughter is selling fruitcakes, cookies or some other edible to raise money for a school project or organization program. Most of us feel obligated to buy something, but why can't we say 'no?'While charity in the workplace is on the decline--as much as a 12 percent drop over the last 10 years--solicitations at work actually are on the rise.
Tax

On the Move: Barr Leaves IRS for Dell

According to sources, the very high-profile Robert E. Barr who headed up the Internal Revenue Service's Electronic Filing initiative, is leaving the public sector to take a job with Dell Computer in Austin, Texas.The move may take place as soon as the next several weeks. Mr. Barr, the Service's assistant commissioner for Electronic Tax Administration, was with Intuit prior to joining the IRS.He will assume the role of marketing director for Dell.

Professional Services Automation: A New Approach to Business and Knowledge Management for Professional Services Organizations

Table of Contents:NOTE: The full text of the white paper is available on Deltek's Web site, at www.deltek.com.Page 1--Executive SummaryPage 4--The Professional Services OrganizationPage 6--Success Factors for Professional Services OrganizationsPage 8--Current Practices and Existing Business Systems in Professional Services OrganizationsPage 12--Key Components of Professional Services AutomationPage 20--Comparing and Contrasting Professional Services Automation with ERP, CRM, and Project Collaboration SystemsPage 23--Professional Services Automation in ActionPa
Technology

Forgotten Passwords: A Thing of the Past?

Most of us have had to request our password again at some time or other. If you think it’s annoying when you forget, imagine what the help desk is going through. Not only is it time-consuming to hand out passwords again, but it also eats up money.What if you could access a visual graphic instead? Passlogix.com has created software that allows the user’s computer to display a screen containing a drink bar when a password is requested. The user clicks on the correct bottles to create a drink concoction.

Deltek Adds Necho Travel Expense Automation System to ET Enterprise™ Application Suite

McLean, Virginia – April 24, 2000 – Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK).
Technology

Will it be a Palm Christmas?

As the holiday season approaches palm manufacturers prepare for the already booming market to continue growing. International Data Corp. expects a 55.9% expansion in the world of personal digital assistants (PDA) this year.In the course of this competition, the consumer wins out.

Spotlight on: Susan Waters

AccountingWEB ProfileSusan Waters, CAEExecutive DirectorCalifornia Society of CPAs Susan Waters Tackles the Tough Issues as the new CALCPA Executive DirectorSusan Waters has dealt with doctors, lawyers and the insurance industry during her 27-year professional career.

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