by AccountingWeb on Sep 06, 1999
Join us in wishing the Internet an unofficial Happy 30th Birthday!
Network Associates Inc. reported yesterday that a new Word Macro virus, dubbed "Thursday," has cropped up among banks and financial institutions in eight different countries.The Word 97 virus attacks the normal.dot file. What's scary is the virus is what is known as a "sleeper" virus. Users won't know they are infected until December 13, 1999 when the virus will attempt to delete all files on a user's "C" drive.Users in London first detected the virus. It's now in the U.S.
In order to seek funds to finance a study on Internet taxation, the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, a panel appointed by Congress, is returning to its creator to ask for $2 million to finance the project.The 19-member Commission has raised the eyebrows of such high-profile companies as America Online, AT&T, Time Warner and other businesses who believe the Panel's recommendations may affect their bottom line by shaping e-commer
During the Intel Developers Forum in Palm Springs, Intel vice president Pat Gelsinger predicted that prices for a Windows-based PC will not dip much below the already bottomed-out price of $400. Prices may fall another $50, he said, but that is speculation at this point.Some PCs have fallen to $399, but these models are considered by analysts to be low-end computers with non-Windows operating systems, such as Linux and Be.
by AccountingWeb on Sep 01, 1999
Just when PC users began to get used to top speeds of 500 MHz, Intel will unveil its new 700 MHz Coppermine Pentium III chip in October.The new chip will run at a faster speed than the 600 to 667 MHz speed analysts first predicted, and goes head-to-head against the perceived competition from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and their Athlon processor.Intel said the Coppermine chip also will be available for notebook computers, marking a real advantage for notebook computer users whose processor speeds traditionally have not
by AccountingWeb on Sep 01, 1999
http://www.updates.com is a free update service that will analyze your entire hard drive and tell you what software needs to be updated. It will even provide you the link for downloading updates. Additionally, updates.com analyzes hardware and gives tips for improving performance. To use their service, you must have cookies enabled and download a 1.2 meg Netscape plug-in (Note: be sure to close your browser before installing the plug-in.)
Sun Microsystems today announced the debut of StarOffice 5.1, a new software applications package that competes head-to-head with the Office suite from Microsoft.The software is available free for download at the StarOffice Web site, and is selling a CD-ROM for customers who prefer not to wait for the software to download.
1st Global, Inc. just rolled out its new version of Premier Allocator(TM). The new version combines Wiesenberger's Blueprint and InvestmentView products for the technology and database engines driving the program. The program bundles into one package asset allocation, mutual fund research, and decision support tools.
Is security an issue with Microsoft? You have to wonder. On the heels of two other security glitches with Microsoft software products, its Hotmail servers were taken down yesterday when it was discovered that several web sites maliciously used a security hole in Microsoft software.These web sites allowed anyone to access any Hotmail account by simply typing in an account name. No password was required to read, send or delete mail from an account.How did Microsoft learn that its millions of free email service users were vulnerable?
The burgeoning Palm marketplace is heating up again, as a bevy of software solutions are in the works for the hand-held personal digital assistant.Palm Computing, a subsidiary of the parent company, 3Com Corp., continues to develop more software, and is expanding the number of Palm Operating System (OS) licensees.
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
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.
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.
by AccountingWeb on Aug 29, 1999
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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