Trials taking place
in local council elections this May could open the way for the UK to elect governments from the comfort of their own home. ‘The pilots are an important step towards our aim of holding an e-enabled general election sometime after 2006,’ said Nick Raynsford, local government minister.
Faced with hefty bills for continuing use of Microsoft Office, officials in Houston have decided to use an obscure internet delivered substitute called SimDesk. The city is giving SimDesk to tens of thousands of residents and businesses, free. It has begun using it instead of Office on half the city’s 13,000 PCs.
London Electricity Group expects to save up to £100m a year with a new company-wide SAP implementation.The utilities giant will put an enterprise resource planning implementation project out to tender this week.
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
New BDO managing partner Paul Eagland reflects with Accountancy Age on which historical figure he would like to seek advice from - and what they would advise