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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.
Community News

Complete Transcripts - all SEC Testimony

Read what all of the witnesses have had to say about the SEC's proposed auditor independence guidelines. The SEC has published all of the transcripts of all testimonies from public hearings held on July 26, September 13, September 20, and September 21.The SEC has suggested guidelines to limit the scope of services that accounting firms conducting audits of publicly held companies can perform.

Resumes for Today's High-Tech Business Environment

The resume produced on paper and sent through the regular mail is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

IMA Names New President

MONTVALE, NJ (September 21, 2000) - Robert E. Bell, Jr., CMA, CPA, the current CEO of Hickory Brands, Inc. (NC) is the new President-Elect, 2000-2001, for the Institute of Management Accountants. He was named at IMA's 81st Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA and assumed office on July 1. In 2001, Mr. Bell will succeed Frank C. Minter, CPA, Executive-in-Residence for the School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.Mr.

Resumes That Work with Today's Technology, with Susan Ireland

Resumes That Work with Today's TechologyPresented by SUSAN IRELAND, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume"Session Moderator: I'd like to welcome everyone here today and thank you all for attending. Today's presenter is Susan Ireland.
Technology

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

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