Smart stops on the Web.


Web on Web
This site provides in-depth information on server software for the Web including reviews of the top five servers, comparisons of products and weekly news items concerning online and Internet issues.

Almost there
Learning what's available for desktop video conferencing makes this useful for comparison shoppers who can find detailed product descriptions and a list of pointers to other Web pages.

Information Highway Service Station
To keep PCs "tuned-up" and protected from crashes and viruses, this site features antivirus and hard-drive diagnostic software and plug-ins. Self-designated as a one-stop, online PC service station, the site offers a frequently asked questions page as well as customer service and technical support staff to help with PC care questions.

Whom to See, How to Get There
This City.Net Travel site helps users reserve airline tickets and gives detailed Web tours of all available cities. Another useful feature is "People Finder," which lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of any person or business in the phone book.

A Century of Insurance Data
National Underwriter, providing information on the insurance industry since 1897, is now online with a searchable database of articles on insurance, a catalog of products, a list of industry meetings and a custom e-mail system designed to provide notices of key topics

All About Mutual Funds
The Investment Company Institute, the national association of the investment company industry, provides fund facts and figures, references to congressional testimony and educational information.


Be our Guest
This site, from Coopers and Lybrand, provides a wealth of information on the hotel industry including industry news, a database of industry transactions and financial data

Anyone who ever has to lead a meeting will want to check out Robert McConnell Productions' online guide to parlimamentary procedures. Download free meeting tips, read an advice column and order videos and books.

Hire a Free Bookkeeper
Like many software companies, Champion Business Systems describes its products on its Website. However, it also offers a free bookkeeping program with general ledger, financials, payables, receivables, payroll and a report writer. Champion even promises free updates.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.