Both the chancellor and Digby Jones, the ex-KPMG partner who now heads up the CBI, warned investors to think carefully before leaping into the dot.com frenzy.
AccountancyAge.com this week runs a number of items on this theme, including a feature, Brit.com, whichcharts the rise of the UK’s e-entrepreneurs and asks whether we are seeing a boom or a bubble.
Elsewhere, an Accountancy Age leader looks at the beginnings of what could be a flow of top FDs into the dot.com sector, describing it as a chance for the profession to bring its business skills to bear on the fast-growing sector.
Another new AccountancyAge.com feature looks at the hacker attacks which have recently brought down bigname dot.coms such as Yahoo and Amazon, explaining what exactly these attacks are and giving tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of them.
The new online software Buyers Guides can be accessed by clicking on the yellow icon at the top of AccountancyAge.com pages. Financial professionals can use them to search for the IT products, services and suppliers which most closely meet their requirements. This timesaving service will also ensure you are aware of a wide range of suppliers who could meet your needs.
Another new service is the new Web Directory, which lists hundreds of useful links to business and other organisations. It can be accessed by using the button under ‘Essentials’ on the left-hand side of AccountancyAge.com pages.
Look out this week as we put more Budget predictions and wishlists in the AccountancyAge.com comment area.
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