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HIPAA changes could cost
more than Y2K upgrades

The health care industry will breathe a sigh of relief if Jan. 1, 2000, goes off without a hitch. But organizations will not be taking a breather. By 2002, all hospitals and insurers will need to comply with electronic standards ...

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Syracuse companies pull together
to recruit info tech workers

More than 40 Syracuse area companies have joined forces to attract engineering and information technology workers through the DaVinci Project. The project, named for the artist Leonardo DaVinci, recruits talent through a collaborative Web site at www.daVinciTimes.org and tries to ...

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Companies continue to see
shortage of IT employees

Rochester, like cities across the country, is seeing enormous growth in information technology and management integration. Lenel Systems International Inc. of Pittsford doubled its work force last year from 40 to 80 employees. The company is growing so quickly–it is ...

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Internet resources

The following are Web sites that provide information, direct marketing and retail support for farmers: –www.farmcredit.com –www.farmbid.com –www.agdomain.com –www.farms.com –www.netseeds.com 11/12/99

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Internet use by farmers

Farms Using Computers With for Farm Business Internet Access 1997 1999 1997 1999 Percent Percent Northeast 18 25 14 33 $1,000 – 9,999 11 16 14 33 $10,000 – 99,999 19 32 11 29 $100,000 & Over 38 47 21 ...

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SUNY Brockport to host
workshop on ag Y2K issues

Farmers, ranchers and small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn more about critical Y2K issues and remedies through a free satellite broadcast hosted by SUNY College at Brockport’s Small Business Development Center. The broadcast will be from 8:30 to ...

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Information Technology:
Downloading on the farm

Buying bales of hay, manure and even cows online might never push computers and CDs from the forefront of e-commerce. But a growing number of farmers are using the Internet for research, purchasing and improving productivity. “A lot of farmers ...

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Tenants should make sure Y2K
won’t shut down their building

Building owners, engineers, attorneys and brokers have been addressing Y2K issues in facilities systems. However, there are certain steps tenants should take to assure that landlords are taking proper precautions, according to Cushman Realty Corp., which has worked with Citicorp ...

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Wrapping up a busy year
of telecommunications

I’ve always wanted to write a column like Democrat and Chronicle sports writer Bob Matthews. He’s always got a lot of bullet points, a lot of data, lots of different thoughts and a rich inventory of topics. Something like this: ...

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Keep records on hand

Most money managers think Y2K will be a non-event in terms of possible havoc caused by computer problems. However, they recommend that people have the following documents in their possession to avoid any problems: –A current credit report –Social Security ...

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Prepare yourself for any
glitches because of Y2K

As the greatly anticipated year 2000 quickly approaches, there is no shortage of speculation as to what will occur when the magical hour is rung in. The hysteria over Y2K has touched every aspect of daily life. But after a ...

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Realizing market valuation
key in selling your company

In 1998, more than 7,800 companies were sold at a total price tag of more than $1 trillion. And merger and acquisition activity in 1999 has been even brisker. However, many believe this pace is unsustainable, which means business owners ...

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Eastman Kodak adds financial
planning to benefits program

For a few years now, one incentive offered to executives has been financial planning advice. Eastman Kodak Co. next year will formalize this benefit for all of its employees through a contract with Ernst & Young LLP. For $79 a ...

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New Yorkers finally
get break in estate taxes

It’s about time. New Yorkers soon will begin benefiting from a law enacted in August 1997 that should significantly stem the flow of wealth out of the state by citizens seeking to escape our notoriously high estate-tax burden. Effective February ...

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Exec. Guide: Taxes & Financial
Planning: Taking stock

Competition is steep to keep key employees in the tight labor market, and benefits packages for managers, especially top executives, can spur the need for a financial planner. In fact, some companies, including Eastman Kodak Co., have financial planning as ...

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