The Internet Guide for Accountants: Living Book

The Internet Guide for Accountants: Living Book

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ISBN-13: 9780132709682
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix(4)
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction: What the Internet Is and Why It Is Important to Accounting
1(14)
What Is the Internet?
1(1)
A Brief History of the Internet
1(1)
Basic Building Blocks of the Internet
2(2)
Global Internet Structure
4(3)
Individual Access to the Internet
7(1)
Congestion on the Internet
8(3)
Why Is the Internet Important to Accounting?
11(2)
Concluding Remarks
13(1)
Problems
13(2)
Surfing the Web
15(12)
What Is the WWW?
15(1)
What Is a Web Browser?
16(1)
What Is a URL?
17(1)
Features of a Web Browser
18(3)
Selecting a Web Browser
21(1)
Multimedia
22(1)
Searching the Web
23(2)
Gopher
25(1)
Concluding Remarks
25(1)
Problems
25(2)
Accountant's Journey through Cyberspace
27(24)
Invitation for Your Maiden Voyage
27(1)
Financial Information, Reporting, and Disclosure
28(7)
Accounting and Auditing Methodologies and Courseware
35(5)
The Accounting Profession and Accounting Practice
40(4)
Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
44(3)
Accounting Jokes
47(1)
Conclusions
48(1)
Problems
49(2)
Basic Internet Services
51(16)
Introduction
51(1)
Moving Things Around (FTP)
51(6)
Internet Electronic Mail
57(5)
Internet Bulletin Boards (Newsgroups)
62(2)
Internet Remote Controls (Telnet)
64(1)
Internet Relay Chat
64(2)
Concluding Remarks
66(1)
Problems
66(1)
Personal Publishing on the Web
67(16)
Introduction
67(1)
What Is Web Publishing?
67(1)
Basics of HTML
68(2)
Hypertext Links
70(3)
Graphics for the Web
73(1)
Web Editors
73(6)
HTML On-line References
79(2)
Concluding Remarks
81(1)
Problems
82(1)
Accounting Resources on the Internet
83(30)
Introduction
83(1)
Accounting Directories
83(4)
International Accounting Network (IAN)
87(3)
Accounting Industry
90(4)
Accounting Employment Agencies
94(2)
Accounting Software
96(2)
Governmental Accounting Bodies
98(2)
Financial Institutions and Financial Markets
100(3)
Accounting Associations
103(3)
U.S. Tax Associations
106(1)
International Accounting Associations
106(2)
Accounting Publishers and Publications
108(2)
Academic Education in Accounting
110(2)
Concluding Remarks
112(1)
Problems
112(1)
Security on the Internet
113(12)
Introduction
113(1)
Security Risks of On-line Information Flows
113(1)
Security Requirements for Electronic Transactions
114(4)
Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) Specifications by MasterCard and VISA
118(2)
Public Policy on Encryption
120(1)
Security of On-line Sites
120(2)
Concluding Remarks
122(1)
Problems
123(2)
Electronic Commerce
125(52)
Introduction
125(11)
Experiences in Direct Selling over the Internet
136(14)
Electronic Payments
150(7)
Infrastructure and Activities Supporting Electronic Commerce
157(6)
Internet Tools and Electronic Commerce
163(5)
Accounting for Electronic Commerce
168(3)
Internet Impact upon Different Industries
171(2)
The Cottage Industries of Electronic Commerce
173(3)
Conclusions
176(1)
Problems
176(1)
Some Legal Aspects of the Internet
177(16)
Introduction
177(1)
Internet Free Speech and Free Expression
177(2)
Intellectual Property and Copyrights
179(7)
Legal Issues and Electronic Commerce
186(1)
Digital Signatures
187(1)
Jurisdictional Issues
188(3)
Computer Crime
191(1)
Concluding Remarks
192(1)
Problems
192(1)
The Future of Accounting and Electronic Commerce on the Internet
193(22)
Introduction
193(4)
On-line Accounting Knowledge Platforms and Expert Systems
197(1)
How the Internet Will Affect Accounting
197(5)
Electronic Commerce
202(6)
Other Relevant Aspects of the Future Environment
208(4)
Concluding Remarks
212(1)
Problems
212(3)
Appendix A How to Transfer Financial Data from the Web to a Spreadsheet 215(4)
Appendix B Viruses 219(2)
Appendix C Extracts of the Communications Decency Act of 1995 221(6)
Appendix D Accounting Resources on the Internet 227(20)
Index 247

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