IT News in Brief – 1 July

Tate offers info

Richmond-based accounting software integrator Tate Bramald Limited has set up a free information service to help accountants and IT professionals select and implement accountancy software. The service, called Control, includes breakfast briefings, newsletters, email updates and access to research. For more information call 0181 332 2417.

FAST rules on piracy UK finance directors risk criminal prosecution over unlicensed software used by their staff, according to a survey by KPMG and the Federation Against Software Theft. The survey of over 300 companies showed only two thirds of managers believed their companies had sufficient controls to prevent the use of unauthorised software, while nearly 30% admitted they had no procedures to deal with pirated software. FAST estimates that 29% of software in the UK is illegal.

Sage Audit 2000 System Sage has launched a version of its final accounts production system for smaller practices. Sage Audit 2000 has been made available in a 25-client version, and can link to Sage Line 50 and Sage Line 100. It costs £200.

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