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  • Computer Software - 958 words
    Computer Software Comparison of Three Tax Preparation Software Packages, Including: Turbo Tax by Intuit, Inc., Simply Tax by 4Home Productions, and Tax Cut by MECA Software Prepared for Finnerty Professor Prepared by Joseph Wise Accountant Wises Wild Toys Bay Village Ohio, 44140 April 13, 2000 Wises Wild Toys 24407 Electric Dr. Bay Village Ohio, 44140 Tel. # (440) 835-1234 April 6, 2000 Ms. Finnerty, Chief Financial Officer Finnerty: Per your request, I have chosen to do my report on an evaluation of three separate tax preparation software packages for potential use in our company. The following are the programs that I evaluated for Wises Wild Toys: Turbo Tax by Intuit, Inc., Simply Tax by 4 ...
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  • Computer Software - 1,457 words
    ... an). Price This software program is priced at $49.99 for the deluxe edition, $27.99 for the federal edition, and $29.99 for the state edition. System Requirements This program requires 4 megabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM) space and 20 megabytes of hard-drive space. States Available The availability of this program is quite diverse, as it can be purchased in 45 states in the United States (Dean, 153). Special Features The EasyStep interview is one highly recommended method for filling out tax returns. This program guides the user through the entire process from beginning to end (McCollum, 34). The Forms Method is an additionally endorsed program that permits business owners to comple ...
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  • Educational Software Reviews - 555 words
    Educational Software Reviews Software Titles reviewed here: 1) Elmo's Computer Phone 2) CD-ROM Suitcase 3) BusyTown Best Christmas Ever Elmo's Computer Phone Ages: 12 months - 3 years Price: $79.95 Distributor: Hilad 02 9700 9377 Publisher: Comfy Interactive Requirements: 486 DX, Win 95, 8 MB RAM, 4 X CD-ROM Rating: lllll Along with the Comfy keyboard this product is definitely the best tool to introduce children under three and a half years, to the joy of playing on a computer. It's also great for and all preschoolers who have not yet mastered mouse control. Using it is easy, you simply plug the phone in and move your keyboard to the side. The child operates the game displayed on the comput ...
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  • Software Copyright - 1,433 words
    Software Copyright Software and copyright Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foil sandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely played an important role in all our lives, from making math easier with calculators, to having money on the go with ATM machines. However, with all the help that has been given to us, we haven ...
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  • Software Copyright - 1,433 words
    ... ample is my web page. I had a link from my page (the Wierd Wide Web) to Archaic Ruins, which is a site regarding information on emulators of old video game systems. When the operator of Archiac Ruins got sued by a video game company (I think it was Konami), I too got questioned, and had my page had ANY questionable material on it, I would have been sued. Thankf! ully, I was too lazy to work on the page, as I had planned to put up a page that had really old videogames. Who said procrastination was bad? How can you prosecute someone for a crime that is undefined? Thats a question many people are asking. What is a copy of software? Is it a physical clone of the media it came on? Or is it th ...
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  • Software Evaluation: Zoombinis - 1,745 words
    Software Evaluation: Zoombinis Software evaluation of; The logical Journey of the Zoombinis Publisher; Broderbund Software Inc. Year published: 1996 List Price: unknown Availability of site license; School package available Subject Area: Educational Software Category: Problem solving Grade level: 3-8 Specific Topics: Logic and Maths logic Logical journey of the Zoombinis is a CD-ROM educational software game designed to help students explore and apply fundamental principles of logic, problem solving and data analysis. In this game there are 12 puzzles, each with four levels of difficulty. The puzzles are open-ended and offer a myriad of possible routes, which lead to a final outcome. The acc ...
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  • Software Licensing In 1993 Worldwide Illegal Copying Of Domestic And International Software Cost 125 Billion To The Software - 1,865 words
    Software Licensing In 1993 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $12.5 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $2.2 billion in the United States alone. Estimates show that over 40 percent of U.S. software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software industry's piracy losses occurred outside of the United States borders. The Software Publishers Association indicated that approximately 35 percent of the business software in the United States was obtained illegally, which 30 percent of the piracy occurs in corporate settings. In a corporate setting or business, every computer must have its own set of original software an ...
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  • Software Licensing In 1993 Worldwide Illegal Copying Of Domestic And International Software Cost 125 Billion To The Software - 1,884 words
    ... nses authorize use at a single site, but are slowly being phased out and replaced by enterprise licenses. Enterprise licenses cover all sites within a corporation because of more virtual computing environments. Node licenses are also slowly being phased out because they are mainly used in a client/server environment , since the licensed software may be used only on a specified workstation in which a user must log on to in order to access and execute the software application. Currently the trend in a network system is to use measurement software, which allows vendors to be more flexible in licensing arrangements. This management software monitors and restricts the number of users or clien ...
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  • Software Piracy - 743 words
    Software Piracy Software Piracy - Are We Doing Enough? Introduction Imagine that a person offered to break into a software store, turn off all the alarms, and hold the doors open, and allow you to take whatever you wanted from the store. This situation is faced by most computer owners everyday, not necessarily in this form, but in the form of software piracy. Software piracy is the unauthorised duplication and or distribution of copyrighted programs. There would only be select group who would not be tempted by the prospect of basically free software, most of those who are offered these kind of goods either accept them, or are unaware that they are not legitimate. No matter how this crime is ...
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  • Software Programmer - 936 words
    Software Programmer Software Programmer A software programmer programs and writes software and different applications for computers. For example, different software programmers wrote the software word processor MS Works 2.0, and different programmers write games. Some requirements are: - 3 to 5 years experience in RPGII or RPG/400 programming. - comprehension of computer binary language. - familiar with CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering). - familiar with structured programming system. - familiar with FORTRAN (math applications), COBOL system (for business applications), and LISP (for artificial intelligence applications). The salary of a software programmer depends on the program wri ...
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  • The Pathlan Software Y2k Bug - 983 words
    The Pathlan Software Y2k Bug 1) The PathLAN software Y2K Bug The PathLAN software in use at Sheffield was derived from a standalone PC package. The specific area which failed was a date calculation module which extracted date information from strings to calculate maternal age at EDD. Date information was stored as a 10 character string: dd/mm/yyyy specific items of information were extracted using a 'Move' command from either the Birthdate field or the Cldate [Collection date] field. Assuming a birth date of 12/04/1960 and a collection date of 11/03/2000, the original lines read and would have extracted the following: Move Birthdate[4,2] to #N0 extracts 04 Move Birthdate[9,2] to #N1 extracts ...
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  • Title Of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Problem - 1,070 words
    Title of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Problem Grade Received on Report : 98 Software Piracy: A Worldwide Problem Software piracy is defined as the illegal copying of software for commercial or personal gain. Software companies have tried many methods to prevent piracy, with varying degrees of success. Several agencies like the Software Publishers Association and the Business Software Alliance have been formed to combat both worldwide and domestic piracy. Software piracy is an unresolved, worldwide problem, costing millions of dollars in lost revenue. Software companies have used many different copy protection schemes. The most annoying form of copy protection is the use of a key dis ...
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  • Title Of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Problem - 1,016 words
    ... ributed in order to speed economic development (Weisband 30). The Software Publishers Association and its sister company the Business Software Alliance have succeeded where the US government has failed. The SPA handles cases in the US, while the BSA works in over thirty foreign countries. In cooperation with local law enforcement, these two organizations have attacked individual companies with moderate success (Weisband 31). The toughest obstacle the BSA faces is trying to get local governments to make copyright laws and to get local law enforcement to cooperate in investigations. The BSA has to rely on diplomatic threats in countries like China and Thailand where the governments are tot ...
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  • Troubleshooting Software Conflicts - 1,035 words
    ... graphy Troubleshooting Software Conflicts Programs running in the Background Sometimes you will run into the problem where two programs that are installed on your PC conflict with each other and refuse to run at the same time. It can be tricky to find the culprit, because you think that no other programs were running, so what could possibly conflict? You'd be surprised at how many programs are running on your PC right now. Take a look right now and be amazed. Push Control (Ctrl), Alternate (Alt) and Delete (Del) on your keyboard right now. You should now see a dialog box labeled Close Programs. In there is a list of some pretty funny looking names. Each one of those is a program running ...
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  • Be Prepared - 545 words
    E-commerce activity has grown rapidly during 1999 and is set to finally explode in 2000 and 2001. You need to ensure that your business is ready for this incredible opportunity by building a Web store now. This will allow time for you and your employees to learn the necessary new skills and to adapt your business processes. #2 Being first secures market share The initial entrant to a market captures the mindshare of consumers and can prove difficult to dislodge - just look at the mighty Barnes and Noble trying to play catch up with Amazon. Even if you aren't first, you still need to get on line fast to protect your current off line market share being stolen by an on line entrepreneur. #3 Low ...
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  • 5 Steps To Prepare For An Interview - 246 words
    5 Steps To Prepare For An Interview Intro to Business November 11, 2000 Five Steps in Preparing for an Interview 1. Tell me something about yourself a) Graduated from a single sexed college preparatory school, Garrison Forest in Baltimore, Maryland. Now finishing my fourth year at the College of Charleston, double- majoring in Business Administration and Pre-Law. b) Honors: (HS) graduated 3rd in a class of 76 girls, 3.9 G.P.A, president of the senior class. (College) graduating Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 G.P.A, and active in student government. c) Worked in Smith, Smith and Wilsons Law firm as a secretary for two summers and had an internship with Legg Mason working in the Business Law department ...
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  • A Certification Requirements - 273 words
    A+ Certification Requirements REQUIREMENT #2 A + CERTIFICATION THE A+ CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS A TESTING PROCEDURE PROVIDED BY COMPTIA - A CORPORATION THAT DEVELOPS VENDOR-NEUTURAL CERTIFICATIONS. THIS CERTIFIES THE COMPENTENCY OF ENTRY-LEVEL (6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE) COMPTER SERVICE TECHNICIANS. CERTIFICATION PROVIDES THE CREDIBILITY, RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT, AND QUALITY ASSUANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE HIREING ORGINIAZITION. THE CERTICATION IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO TAKE IT. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY; ALTHOUGH, THERE WILL BE A FEE OF $128.00 FOR EACH TEST. THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY COMPTIA AND IS BACKED BY MAJOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE VENDORS, DISTRIBUTERS ...
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  • A Look At Public Key Encryption - 1,210 words
    A Look at Public Key Encryption Encryption is the process of disguising information by transforming plain text into gibberish, or ciphertext, which cannot be understood by an unauthorized person. Decryption is the process of transforming ciphertext back into plaintext that can be read by anyone. Example of encryption can be found in history, for example in the era of the Cold War, the Solviet Union and the United States would send electronic messages to one military point to another, encrypted. If the enemy intercepted the message, they would have to crack this message to get the information. Typically when governments used encryption they used a very complex method of encrypting messages. E ...
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  • A Look Into Music Technologies: - 1,585 words
    A Look Into Music Technologies: A LOOK INTO MUSIC TECHNOLOGIES: HOW HAS THE INFORMATIONAL AGE INFLUENCE MUSIC? INTRODUCTION As we enter a new millennia, so will our music. The entire field of music has experienced dramatic changes due to the post- industrial/ informational age. This paper will focus primarily on the expansion of musical research and the development of new tools to aid in learning. The overall reaction details innovations that enhance and expand the depths of music. RESEARCH In the 1970's, the US government underwent a secret project making an underground port of communication. This project created what we now know as the Internet. The term Internet is often used to describe ...
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  • Accounting Differences - 1,245 words
    Accounting Differences General Comments about the Insurance Industry Insurance Companies generate revenues by selling insurance policies. These policies provide a known amount of revenue for an unknown amount of losses offsetting that revenue. This can make the matching principle difficult. Some of the potential losses can come years after the insurance policy was written and the premiums received. The liabilities for these future losses are estimated by actuaries and are subject to a certain amount of interpretation by management. The accounting for the premium revenues is reflected in written vs. earned premium. Various statutory requirements are based on written premium, which is the amou ...
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