by AccountingWeb on Aug 27, 1999
Watch out for Internet Explorer's security bugs! Internet Explorer 5.0 (IE 5) possesses some security gaps that allows unscrupulous web sites to read or transfer a file from your hard drive to its server.The security hole allows websites to include an activeX control called DHTML edit control. The control must know the name of the file it will transfer from your hard drive, but standard files are usually used to store private PGP keys, passwords, and other sensitive information.The bug also allows transaction spoofing.
by AccountingWeb on Aug 27, 1999
During the Dell DirectConnect conference this week, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates told 1,200 managers he believed Windows 2000 will ship by the end of the year. Gates also reported that Microsoft will spend $3.8 billion this year on research and development endeavors.Gates said the tie-in with Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation starts with the two companies' efforts to change the traditional way work is accomplished by employing a paperless and efficient work environment.
Upon launching its new Internet service called Netscape Online in Britain, AOL Europe made headlines when it warned its rivals to be aware of the new competition caused by the new, subscription-free online product.AOL Europe is a joint venture between America Online Inc. and Germany's Bertelsmann AG.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)has taken the unusual step of advising small companies to throw away a threatening letter from an organization representing some of the world's biggest software companies.
Companies can now interpret and comply with FinancialAccounting Standards Board Statement No. 133 (FAS 133) withthe first available enterprise treasury solution.PeopleSoft will deliver its PeopleSoft Treasury Management the second quarter of 2000. The software package is a comprehensive solution enabling organizations to track, manage and report derivatives and related hedged items.FAS 133 applies to all entities and to all type ofderivatives and is effective for all fiscal quarters offiscal years beginning after June 15, 2000.
Get up-to-date information on the latest product releases and new services with this new program. But wait! That's not all…Peachtree software announced today the availability of an exclusive program for public accountants.
The number of lawsuits associated with hiring new employees is increasing at an incredible rate and now accounts for more than one in 10 employment suits in the United States.
PC Week reports this week that a Boston-based technology management consulting company has found that an Excel year 2000 error causing drastic math errors went undetected by a handful of Y2K analysis tools.Unless users of Microsoft Excel download scanning tools from the company's Web site, their spreadsheets could go haywire when they open their files on at New Years Day.
America Online Inc. released a new version of its Instant Messaging software that includes features like stock tickers and graphics transfers. The new version of AOL's service, now available for download, allows users to watch continuously updated news and stock quotes and choose a screen name up to 16 characters in length. The company announced it will also help users set AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as their default messaging program.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) launched the upgraded e-business version of its Web site, The Intellectual Property Exchange (IPEX). The IPEX assists intellectual asset management (IAM) professionals in search of intellectual property acquisition, joint venture and licensing opportunities.
Hewlett Packard, Deloitte & Touche and QAD announced they have formed an international beverage focus team to help beverage manufacturers and distributors answer their industry-specific enterprise software needs in the areas of e-business, food safety compliance, manufacturing agility and brand management.The team is offering beverage companies a joint solution that provides tight integration of QAD applications and other best-in-class beverage software with HP servers and consulting services
Internet service provider PSINet Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to buy Transaction Network, a provider of data communications and electronic commerce services. PSINet said it would buy the processor of sales over the Web for a $720 million cash-and-stock deal.Transaction Network runs a network used by U.S. credit card processors that has reportedly experienced rapid growth this year.
Intuit, Inc. has introduced its new Quicken 2000 software product line with components designed to help consumers make better investing decisions and plan for the future. Quicken Deluxe® 2000 for Windows and the rest of the Quicken 2000 product family arrive at a time when investors have seen more than $1.3 trillion in stock market wealth vanish during the massive stock correction this summer.
European financial institutions are turning to the low-cost alternative of Web-based accounts to gain market share.A report on deregulation and restructuring in the region revealed the number of European online banking sites nearly doubled in the last six months, climbing to 1,265 from 703. By way of comparison, the number of U.S.
Under an interim rule approved by the Federal Reserve, banks will be able to transmit regular deposit account statements by email or make them available on their Web sites for customers who request electronic delivery. The regulation will most likely go into effect later this month.
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