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Stock Advice From CFO Michael Jacobs

The recent demise of many dotcoms, along with a drop in technology stocks over the last month has made even the most liberal investor cautious of today's market.
Tax

GAO Reports IRS Not at Fault

In a report made public this week, the U.S.
Technology

Microsoft Split Probably Will Happen

According to industry sources, the Justice Department is very close to recommending that Microsoft be split into two entities in order to avoid running a monopoly in operating systems. The rumor has been confirmed by several of the nation's leading newspapers, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.Under a new scenario, the first company would only manufacture Windows, as well as the browser technology for the Internet.

Ensure Your Insurance is Up to Date

Now that busy season and first quarter filings are out of the way, you should take a look at various areas that could affect the operations of your business or firm ... like insurance.Obviously, you should have a basic liability insurance policy, as well as workers' compensation and disability policies if you have employees at your place of business, or even for yourself.In addition, there are various nuances related to your business that might require additional coverage.
Technology

Bullet Mania For Microsoft Word

You’ve seen them. Bullets. Little characters that appear before a list of paragraphs that are designed to draw attention to the following text. Maybe you have used the arrow or the basic black dot, but have you ever wanted to expand your selection to something that may follow a theme? For example, using a gun for a proposal for a gun manufacturer?

CCH's Prosystem FX Aligned With Compliance, Productivity Software

MARY DALE WALTERS - 847-267-2038 mediahelp@cch.comLESLIE BONACUM - 847-267-7153 bonacuml@cch.com New for 2000CCH ALIGNS TAX COMPLIANCE, PRACTICE, TRIAL BALANCE, PLANNING SOFTWARE UNDER PROSYSTEM FX® OFFICE BRAND NAMEExpanded Product Line will be Available in 2000(TORRANCE, CALIF., April 25, 2000) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax law information and software, said today it has aligned the components of its tax compliance and productivity software under the ind

Deltek Unveils Professional Services Automation Strategy: Deltek PSA White Paper Outlines Comprehensive Vision for Automating P

McLean, Virginia – April 25, 2000 – Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK). Deltek today unveiled its comprehensive vision for professional services automation (PSA), one of the software industry's most rapidly growing application areas. Deltek is strongly positioned to deliver PSA solutions integrating powerful back office automation with expanded knowledge-enhancing functionality for managing people, time, information and engagements in professional services organizations (PSOs).

Finding and Retaining Good People - with Debbie Peri

Debbie PeriProfessional Development Consultantfor Results Accountants' SystemsMichael Platt: We are fortunate today to be joined by Debbie Peri to discuss finding and retaining good people.Let me take a minute to introduce Debbie: Growing up in Northern California and Scottsdale, Arizona, Debbie completed her undergraduate work at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
AccountingWEB Life

A Time Management Tip That Really Works!

When it comes to managing time, most people find that they run from fire to fire (read crisis to crisis) without accomplishing what they really want to do. If you feel that you are meetinged out, up to your ears in mail, or in e-mail jail, keep reading.The key to having the time that you need to do what you want to do is simply to schedule time with yourself. It's similar to the idea of paying yourself first when you get your paycheck. And it works. The key to this hot little tip, though, is for you to think of yourself as one of your most important clients - and you are!
A&A

Yahoo! CFO is Industry Wunderkind

What's going on at Internet portal and search engine maverick Yahoo! these days? Quite a lot, thanks to CFO Gary Valenzuela.The company has made a profit for over four years in the face of dotcoms that can barely scratch the surface of seeing any black. What's the secret? A conservative stance by Valenzuela on most everything, according to industry experts.Some credit needs to be given to a savvy marketing approach and the fact that Yahoo! doesn't have any inventory attached to it ...
A&A

Creative Accounting Raises Growth Eyebrows

Accounting procedures at an Indianapolis-based insurance giant has raised the eyebrows of analysts regarding how profits have been reported.When Conseco, Inc. reported its first quarter 2000 profits to the Securities and Exchange Commission, it used an investment the company made in December with a wireless communications company, Tritel, Inc., to boost profits within Insurance Division.
Technology

Justification for Technology Projects

Written by Tom C. Davis, CPA -Davis Nichols and Associates (reprinted with permission)There is good news and bad news for accounting firms. Business has been great. The economy has been excellent and looks to remain good for the foreseeable future. Clients are requesting more services and there are many opportunities to offer new services to new and existing clients. The bad news is that staffing resource is in short supply.

Debbie Peri

Debbie PeriProfessional Development Consultantfor Results Accountants' SystemsGrowing up in Northern California and Scottsdale, Arizona, I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona in Tucson. I returned to Scottsdale where I earned my C.P.A. while working for Ernst and Young in mainly audit and consulting.
Technology

Integrated Process Model Increases Efficiency By 50 Percent

The guys over at PricewaterhouseCoopers have just teamed up with the folks at Micrografx.com to jointly offer a process modeling software that will increase efficiency by as much as 50 percent.The Micrografx software, iGrafx Process with iGrafx IDEFO, will work with PwC’s Performance Improvement Approach, Ascendent (TM) PI.

Balanced Budget Act Cuts Medicare Funding

The effect of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act has made a tremendous impact on hospitals across the country in drastically reducing the amount of Medicare reimbursements.In Alabama, for example, 70 percent of the state's hospitals will operate at a deficit according to a study conducted by Deloitte Consulting for the Alabama Hospital Association.Implemented over a five-year period ending in 2002, the Act is expected to cost U.S. hospitals a total of $50 billion.

Sage Adopts New Internet Strategy

Sage Software, the maker of such popular accounting titles as Acuity, DacEasy and Peachtree, has formally adopted a new Internet strategy to serve what it calls the new 'e-Volution' marketplace.The strategy includes a focus on e-Commerce, e-Management and Application Delivery.

24 Principles of Globalization

Reprinted with permission from The Financial Management Network.A New Decade For Business: Twenty-Four Principles Of Globalization by Marvin Zonis Globalization may be the most significant development of our time. Driven by the spread of technology, the collapse of communism, and the ever-wider adoption of market economies, companies are spreading their operations across countries while peoples are interacting as never before.
Tax

IRS: Spending Millions To Collect Hundreds

A recently completed audit by the General Accounting Office shows that the IRS routinely sends notices to millions of Americans about mistakes in their returns, often involving amounts due of less than $5 or refunds of less than $1.Depending on the circumstances, it costs the IRS between 42 cents and $14.32, including staff labor, to prepare and send each of these notices, the GAO estimated.The IRS has indicated that it is upgrading its communications systems to avoid duplicate notices and past due notices that have already been paid.But by law, the IRS is required to notify taxpayers

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 39

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 39April 21, 2000http://www.accountingweb.comLogon to http://www.accountingweb.com for more resources.Don't know your membership logon details?Go to
Technology

Katie Couric, Watch Your Back

Broadcast news will never again be the same, as Ananova, the world's first computer-generated virtual newscaster, made her somewhat-shaky debut on the Internet yesterday from her home in the United Kingdom.A year in the making, this virtual broadcaster is a technological marvel, "reading" the news headlines with all of the head and eye motions of today's top news anchors.

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