Survey reveals holes in IT strategies

Management Survey reveals holes in IT strategies

25y michael laydon

Survey reveals holes in IT strategies

A recent survey undertaken by CIPFA throws local authority ITstrategies into question. Douglas Hayward investigates. Read More...

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It's business as usual at Robert Half

Management It's business as usual at Robert Half

25y michael laydon

It's business as usual at Robert Half

Life is getting back to normal at employment agency Robert Half International after glitches with a new accounting system left it unable to issue corr...

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Software houses face legal threat

Management Software houses face legal threat

25y michael laydon

Software houses face legal threat

Computer software suppliers who make promises they can’t keep will face an increasing threat of legal action, according to PA Consulting. IT exp...

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Letters - The cost of Revenue assault on contractors

Management Letters - The cost of Revenue assault on contractors

25y michael laydon

Letters - The cost of Revenue assault on contracto...

Further to your front-page article on self-employed building sub-contractors (31 October), I would like to stress the point even further. We have 300 ...

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Choices on fleet street.

Management Choices on fleet street.

25y michael laydon

Choices on fleet street.

Company car fleets can be expensive to run, but is your FD aware ofall the options? Nigel Greenaway discusses the changing world of contracthire. Read...

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Revolution in Whitehall.

Management Revolution in Whitehall.

25y michael laydon

Revolution in Whitehall.

In two years Government departments must forget the habits of alifetime and shift towards accruals-based accounting. They will also needsoftware syste...

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PW lands job as Thomas's fact controller

Management PW lands job as Thomas's fact controller

25y michael laydon

PW lands job as Thomas's fact controller

Price Waterhouse gets first mainline flotation, as Guinness Mahonboosts its track record, writes Andrew Sawers. Read More...

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Moores Rowland picks Windows tax software

Management Moores Rowland picks Windows tax software

25y michael laydon

Moores Rowland picks Windows tax software

Accountants tend to be conservative when choosing software, especially in the area of tax, where many firms have been using their systems for years. B...

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No panacea for year 2000 problem

Management No panacea for year 2000 problem

26y michael laydon

No panacea for year 2000 problem

Companies are finally acknowledging the scale and impact ofmillennium dating on their computer systems. But if they are expectingtheir supplier to sor...

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News briefs

Management News briefs

26y michael laydon

News briefs

Computer Associates has announced an intuitive multimedia interface for its CA-Masterpiece financial software system. The interface is designed to imp...

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People power pushes client/server

Management People power pushes client/server

26y michael laydon

People power pushes client/server

Malcolm Wheatley talks to Dave Duffield about the managementphilosophy behind software firm PeopleSoft Read More...

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SNP outlines four-option package for businesses

Management SNP outlines four-option package for businesses

26y michael laydon

SNP outlines four-option package for businesses

The Scottish Nationalist Party is about to release details of its plans to cut corporate taxation in a bid to boost Scotland’s business and fina...

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The domino effect

Management The domino effect

26y newmedia newmedia

The domino effect

Clubs and associations place special demands on auditors. ValerieSteward offers advice on the best way to approach the auditing ofunincorporated assoc...

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War rages over regulation

Management War rages over regulation

26y newmedia newmedia

War rages over regulation

It is unlikely that CIMA can ever rejoin its fellow institutes afterlast week's public savaging of the consultation paper's key proposals. Read More...

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Market strategy

Management Market strategy

26y newmedia newmedia

Market strategy

The strong performance of stock markets worldwide has created newopportunities for portfolio managers, but as John Wright explains, therisks remain hi...

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Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs

Management Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs

26y newmedia newmedia

Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs

No business or accounting software package is ever totally bug free. Software suppliers have long since acknowledged this and happily continue to sell...

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From the inside or outside?

Management From the inside or outside?

26y newmedia newmedia

From the inside or outside?

Whether to regulate the accountancy profession is not at issue – the question is how? External regulation or self-regulation? Each has its advan...

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Regulation must match the needs of the public interest

Management Regulation must match the needs of the public interest

26y newmedia newmedia

Regulation must match the needs of the public inte...

The row between CIMA and the rest of the working party rocked theprofession last week. Rod Hill and Chris Swinson make their points. Read More...

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Opinion - A standard format for SME accounts is the way forward

Management Opinion - A standard format for SME accounts is the way forward

26y newmedia newmedia

Opinion - A standard format for SME accounts is th...

A DTI report points the way for the creation of a standard format forsmall company accounts. Jane Crumpton-Taylor explains. Read More...

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Are you always satisfied with your software?

Management Are you always satisfied with your software?

26y newmedia newmedia

Are you always satisfied with your software?

Ever wondered what users really think of their accounts system? Every so often a new report comes out and blows a few vendors out of the water. Ovum&#...

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Healthy prognosis for the NHS

Management Healthy prognosis for the NHS

26y newmedia newmedia

Healthy prognosis for the NHS

Government reforms in the health service have been controversial. Butfor accountants the reforms have been little short of revolutionary andthe underl...

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Caught in the ACT rap

Management Caught in the ACT rap

26y newmedia newmedia

Caught in the ACT rap

Andrew Sawers examines the threat of a further attack on dividendtaxation. Read More...

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And so farewell to IT?

Management And so farewell to IT?

26y newmedia newmedia

And so farewell to IT?

There aren’t many organisations that are truly happy with the structure and performance of their information technology department. But new rese...

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Merger of Sage and Pegasus cancelled

Management Merger of Sage and Pegasus cancelled

26y newmedia newmedia

Merger of Sage and Pegasus cancelled

Accounting software developers Sage and Pegasus have called off merger talks after legal advisers warned that the deal faced referral to the Monopolie...

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EMU concerns software body

Management EMU concerns software body

26y newmedia newmedia

EMU concerns software body

Mounting concern over European Monetary Union has prompted the software industry’s trade association, BASDA, to begin lobbying the Government ov...

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Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

Management Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

26y newmedia newmedia

Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

Pensions Review project managers are growing ‘increasingly pessimistic’ about delays to their expected completion dates, research by Deloi...

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Fit for chairmanship

Management Fit for chairmanship

26y newmedia newmedia

Fit for chairmanship

Peter Smith has just celebrated two increasingly successful years asCoopers chairman. He talks to Andrew Pring about his tenure at EmbankmentPlace Rea...

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