Magazine article The CPA Journal

MBA's Guide to the Internet

Magazine article The CPA Journal

MBA's Guide to the Internet

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MBA'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET By Stephen L. Nelson and Pat Coleman Published by Redmond Technology Press, Inc.; 624 pp.; $39.95; ISBN 0-9672981-C-4

Reviewed by Marc Niederhoffer

Many CPAs use the Internet to do our banking, buy stocks, check the weather, and e-mail our friends and business associates. It has become an important part of our daily lives, and as more individuals conduct their business on the web, CPAs need to become familiar with how to use it more effectively. For the many occasions where one needs to do something on the web but lacks the know-how, Nelson and Coleman have written this essential Internet reference for business professionals.

The book is organized into four sections. The first part contains seven primers that introduce us to the Internet, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, newsgroups, security issues, and other Internet services. The second section was written for the business user and introduces Internet search services, fee-based and free information resources, government websites, and wireless web and e-mail services. The third section outlines hands-on projects such as designing a website, making a PowerPoint presentation, setting up a web store and intranet, and using the Internet for recruiting and online banking and investing. The final section is a three-- part appendix. The first part explores using the Netscape Navigator web browser and Netscape Messenger e-- mail program. The other two parts cover the Macintosh versions of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. …

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