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The Web's Everywhere ... Even in NYC Taxis

Living in a wired world is great, but are we sometimes too wired for our own good?New York City dwellers and tourists alike can now surf the Web on a Palm VII in certain taxi cabs outfitted for the Web, thanks to a deal between Yahoo! and Medallion Financial Group.Even though there are only 10 cabs with the Palm devices, this is a pilot project set to stay in effect until March 2001, at which time an evaluation will be done to determine if more cabs should be wired.The program is part of the Yahoo Every
A&A

Teaching: A new and Obvious Role for CFOs

CFO magazine reports that CFOs are recognizing the need to educate others in the knowledge they have learned over the course of their careers.Although only a small percentage of CFOs are actually leaving the profession to teach in the classroom, there are a number of other ways to communicate the knowledge learned. Areas of CFO expertise include subjects like Internet financial models, and compensation and benefits. CFOs also can bring value-added questions to shareholder meetings.Why is this a trend now--all of a sudden?
Community News

PwC Enhances CRM With new Partnership

PricewaterhouseCoopers hopes to enhance the way it consults with companies on customer integration work through a new partnership with GE Global Exchange Services (GXS).The first joint activity will provide an opportunity for customers to connect package software applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relation Management to GXS's enterprise application integration production suite.The goal is to provide a means for clients to turn an activity like a sale into the actual delivery of goods or
Community News

THERE'S STILL TIME ! ! !

Are you concerned about the SEC proposed guidelines to limit the scope of services performed by accounting firms? It's not too late to voice your opinion.The SEC is still accepting written responses to the proposed guidelines, until September 25.
Community News

Accounting Professionals Speak Out in Online Forum

Members of the accounting profession joined together Tuesday in an Open Forum sponsored by AccountingWEB and voiced their views on the proposed SEC hearings on auditor independence.
Community News

SEC Hearings, Final Day: Schedule of Witnesses

In response to requests for additional time to present views, the SEC has added an additional day of testimony to its Day Three schedule of auditor independence hearings. The final day of testimony will be Thursday, September 21, in Washington, D.C.The following people are scheduled to testify:8:30 am: Panel 1 Robert K. Elliott, ChairmanBarry Melancon, President and Chief Executive OfficerHarold L.
Tax

CCH Annual Consumer Taxes Survey

CONTACT:MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.com NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comSTATES STAY THE COURSE WITH GAS, SALES, CIGARETTE TAXES(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 11, 2000) – It may be a small consolation, but motorists in a few states will be paying lower gas taxes on their high-priced gas this summer, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law and software.
Community News

SEC Hearings, Day Three: Schedule of Witnesses

Schedule of Witnesses for Public Hearing on Auditor IndependenceSchedule of AppearancesPublic Hearing9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.The Securities & Exchange Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence.

CCH Incorporated Survey

CONTACT:NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comMARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comACCOUNTANTS ON THE INTERNET 2000(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 23, 2000) – Here are some additional findings from the CCH Accountants on the Internet 2000 survey, released today by CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and software.85 percent of accountants who use the Internet for business reasons say that they have visited the Internal Revenue Service site and it is, far and away,

CCH Accountants on the Internet 2000 Survey by Harris Interactive

CONTACTS:NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.com MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS HAVE EMBRACED THE INTERNET, ARE MOVING QUICKLY TO REAP THE BENEFITS, SAYS CCH SURVEYIt’s a regular part of their daily workWeb sites for firms are growing in number, scopePotential to benefit in the new economy is encouraging(RIVERWOODS, ILL, August 23, 2000) – They’ve tried it, they like it and it has become part of their daily business lives.
Technology

Internet Monitor: Which Search Engine?

We all have our favorite search engine, but which one is actually the best? Every three months, NPD New Media Services conducts a survey of the major search engines to measure how visitors use those services. The results for the last quarter show Google taking the top place alongside iWon. The latter's popularity is related partly to its free lottery draw.Google claims that its index has broken the one billion page mark, making it the largest web page database.
Technology

Germans Can Surf Once Again

German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder rescinded an earlier plan to impose a tax on personal use of the Internet in the workplace.

Employee Training, with Christy Matheson

Session Moderator: Thanks for joining us today for our workshop on employee training. We are excited that Christy Matheson, a human resources specialist with AtWork Solutions could join us today. Christy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our topic.Christy Matheson: Hello- I’m glad that you are attending today. I hope that this information will helpful to you.
Practice

Moms in Demand: Multi-Tasking is <FONT color="red">HOT</FONT>!

Who would have thought that mothers who stay home raising their family would be considered a red hot commodity? Trend or not, more and more companies, especially small businesses, are finding that moms who go back to work are excellent producers, thanks to their ability to multi-task.The other benefit in recruiting moms is loyalty. Companies are finding that if working moms have to leave the office to pick up the children for one reason or another, the employee is very much likely to more than make up for her time off.Take a look at the statistics.

SEC Open Forum - Accountants Voice their Opinions

[Gail Perry] On behalf of AccountingWEB, I'd like to welcome everyone here today to our workshop room, where we hope to provide a forum for questions and answers, debate and ideas regarding the proposed auditor independence rulings under consideration by the SEC. [Gail Perry] I'd like to introduce Gary Shamis, of Saltz, Shamis & Goldfarb, Inc. Mr. Shamis is the chairman of the Leading Edge Alliance and also the chairman of the AICPA Management of an Accounting Practice Committee.[Gail Perry] In his recent remarks to the SEC, Mr.

CA School to be Based in Edmonton

The path for attaining a Chartered Accountant designation in Canada is changing based on a new model representing several of Canada's Institutes of Chartered Accountants.The new Chartered Accountants School of Business (CASB) has settled on Edmonton as its home. The CASB is a joint project between the Institutes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., Yukon and N.W.T.Prior to now, these Institutes ran separate CA qualification programs.

SurePayroll.com Selected as Partner Among Leading B2B Portals

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - September 13, 2000 - While their tagline may be "Click-Click. Payroll's Done", lately it has been "Click-Click. Partnership's Done" for SurePayroll.com. Industry leading B2B portals and other industry specific Application Service Providers (ASPs) continue to approach SurePayroll.com to be their business and/or strategic alliance partner.

Web-Based Costpoint From Deltek Offers New Customer Flexibility

As companies increasingly move their businesses and applications to the Web, the virtual office is quickly becoming reality. Business-to-business (B2B) transacting allows us to conduct business using exciting new features and efficiencies. Web-based applications can be accessed from almost any location, making it extremely easy and convenient for businesses to communicate. Beginning January 2001, users can experience the advantages of web-based computing first-hand by accessing selected Deltek Costpoint applications using nothing more than a browser.

Privacy Seals are a Web Requirement

When programs like AICPA's WebTrust were first announced, many CPAs were skeptical that they could make money ensuring privacy and security among Web site clients. Today, however, times have changed, and more and more Web sites are tapping firms and companies that offer programs like WebTrust, as well as home-grown, yet authoritative brands of privacy seals.Expedia Travel, for example, is an example of such a trend.
Technology

Business Wire Changes Release of Information

Business Wire, a website that posts news releases about corporate developments is planning to stop releasing information to the press before the information is accessible by the public. The company claims that by allowing the press a window of 15 minutes before investors receive news, Wall Street was able to get a leg up on important investment information. "Individual investors today are looking for corporate information on the Internet," said Business Wire chief operating officer Cathy Baron Tamraz in a statement.

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