Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Houzz reveals it suffered a data breach

The home improvement site Houzz has announced that it suffered a data breach in which third-parties gained access to a file containing publicly visible user data as well private account information. The company explained to users in an email that an unauthorized third-party obtained access to a file containing internal …

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Best tax software of 2019

Years ago, many folks needed an accountant to do their taxes, with the daunting task of figuring out which tax forms to collect from the local public library, needing to calculate the tax burden on those dreaded tax tables, knowing on which line to enter all those numbers, not mention …

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Best tax software for UK in 2019

Taxes are said to be one of only two certainties in life, besides death, so if you’re going to have to pay your dues then it’s well worth getting a software program to help, especially with Brexit looming in 2019. Fortunately, there are now a number of top-quality packages out …

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Cisco backs US GDPR calls

Cisco has joined Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants in calling for a US version of the EU’s General Data Protection (GDPR) regulation as online privacy remains a huge issue worldwide. The company told the Financial Times that it wants US politicians to devise and implement their own version of …

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GSMA suggests Huawei 5G talks at MWC

Mobile Industry body the GSMA is proposing that members discuss the possibility of Huawei’s exclusion from the rollout of 5G networks in key markets. The GSMA’s Director General Mats Granryd has reportedly suggested the issue be raised on the agenda at its next board meeting, due to be held on …

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Why real time payments can solve your payments woes

What is Bottomline’s Real Time Payments Service? And what is the purpose behind it?  Bottomline offers direct and indirect access for authorised organisations, like banks and Payment Service Providers, to use the UK’s Faster Payments system.  This is a 24/7, 365 day service that provides the capability for an organisation …

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HR giant gets bought for $11bn

The cloud-based human resources applications developer Ultimate Software has announced that it has agreed to be bought by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for close to $11bn. The investor group, which made the company a $331.50 per share all cash offer, also includes Blackstone Group LP, GIC Pte …

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