Office Equipment

This list of resources is compiled and maintained by CalCPA's state Technology Committee.

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This listing of products and resources does not constitute an endorsement from the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Office Equipment Resources

Better Buys for Business
 – http://www.betterbuys.com
Look to the Better Buys for Business buyer's guides to save you time, save you money, and help you choose the best models.

Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories – http://www.bertl.com
A news research and critical analysis service covering Digital Imaging Systems (laser printers, copiers, scanners, MFPs and related services).

Buyers Laboratory Inc. – http://www.buyerslab.com
Helping buyers worldwide make the best office products purchasing decisions for over 40 years.

Projector Central – http://www.projectorcentral.com
The projector buyer's ultimate guide to products, dealers, and manufacturers.


Telecommunications

2Wire – http://www.2wire.com
Dedicated to developing products that deliver broadband content throughout the home.

Broadband Reports.com – http://www.broadbandreports.com
Links to Broadband Internet access providers.

The List – http://thelist.internet.com
An ISP buyers guide sponsored by MSN

ReviewBooth – http://www.reviewbooth.com
The source for mobile phone, hardware, and software reviews..

Hello Directhttp://www.hellodirect.com
Phones, conference equipment and headsets. Site provides ability to compare features and functions of a variety of systems.

Telepacific – http://www.telepacific.com
Telephone conferencing services and alternatives.

Instant Messaging and Collaboration

Live (MSN) Messenger
Site to download Microsoft Instant Messenger.

Yahoo Messenger
Site to download Yahoo Instant Messenger

AOL Instant Messenger – http://www.aim.com
Site to download America On Line Instant Messenger

GoToMeeting – http://www.gotomeeting.com
Online meetings and presentations.

GoToAssist – http://www.gotoassist.com
Internet based remote support tool – no client install required.

Inquiero – http://na.inquiero.com
Internet based remote support tool – no client install required.

GoToMyPC – http://www.gotomypc.com
Internet based remote support/remote connection tool – client install required.


Tech Committee Shopping Mall


Amazon – http://www.amazon.com
Excellent site for research and suggested shopping. While primarily a site to purchase books, CD’s, and movies, the site can also be used to purchase everything from electronics to home and garden supplies.

Dell Computer – http://www.dell.com
One of the largest online providers of servers, desktop computers, notebook computers and mobile computing devices.

Dell Outlet – http://www.delloutlet.com
Discount store through Dell provides savings on Dell and other systems.

HP Small & Medium Business Store - http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/home.asp
HP online store for small to medium size businesses.

PriceSCAN – http://www.pricescan.com
PriceSCAN can save you money and take the hassle out of shopping.

eBay – http://www.ebay.com
World’s largest on-line auction. Buy or sell anything you can think of on-line.

CDW – http://www.cdw.com
Large distributor of technology and consumer electronics offering competitive end user pricing.

Tiger Direct – http://www.tigerdirect.com
Large distributor of technology and consumer electronics offering competitive end user pricing.

Frys – http://www.frys.com
Frys Electronics on-line superstore

Half Price Books – http://www.halfpricebooks.com
Discount books – new and hard to find titles

Rakuten.com – http://rakuten.com
Price comparison site with links to several shopping sites.


Security Resources


General Security
SC Magazine – http://www.scmagazine.com/us
Dealing with all the pertinent issues relating to safeguarding e-business technology, SC Magazine is recognized as the global leader in delivering authoritative information on IT security threats and the solutions available to remedy the, federal legislation, corporate best practices and more.

Computer Security Definitions – http://computerhope.com/vdef.htm

Belarc – http://www.belarc.com
Develops and licenses web based products which help make personal computers easier to use and maintain by both large and small business users and individual consumers.

The Center for Internet Security – http://www.cisecurity.org
The Center for Internet Security’s mission is to help organizations around the workl effectively manage the risks related to information security by providing methods and tools to improve, measure, monitor, and compare the security status of your internet-connected systems and appliances, plus those of your business partners.

Gibson Research Corporate – http://www.grc.com
Freeware and analysis tools for internet security and privacy

SANS Institute – http://www.sans.org
The SANS Institute enables more than 156,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, and network administrators to share the lessons they are learning and find solutions to the challenges they face.

Shavlik Technologies – http://www.shavlik.com
Shavlik uses a unified high quality Microsoft based solution to provide clients with and e-business solution with e-security.

SysTrust – http://www.ssae-16.com
SysTrust Engagements assess systems as sage and dependable, which increase the confidence levels of those who depend on those systems.

Spyware, Adware, Malware, Virus Protection, and SPAM

We used to only have to worry about fighting computer viruses. In the past three years, whole new worlds of computer "scumware" have been developed and released to attack unsuspecting computer users. Foremost have been spyware and adware, as well a variety of programs designed to do bad things to your systems (generically "malware").

Listed below are sites describing these programs, as well as resources for defending your self against their threats. As these programs mature, they are starting to combine protection aspects from more than one area (i.e. virus programs that also find and repair spyware and adware).

PRODUCT

WEBSITE

ANTI
VIRUS

SPY
WARE

AD
WARE

MAL
WARE

SPAM

DESKTOP

           

Spy Sweeper

www.webroot.com

 

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Counter Spy

www.sunbelt-software.com

 

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Norton Internet Security

www.symantec.com

P

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One Care

www.windowsonecare.com

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McAfee Total Protection

www.mcafee.com

P

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AdAware

www.lavasoft.com

 

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AVG (free)

www.grisoft.com

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Spybot (free)

www.safer-networking.org

 

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Windows Defender
Security Center

www.microsoft.com

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ChoiceMail

www.digiportal.com

       

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JunkOut

www.theofficemaven.com

       

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Zone Alarm

www.zonealarm.com

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ENTERPRISE

           

Exchange 2003 – 
Intelligent Message Filter

www.microsoft.com

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Postini

www.postini.com

       

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Choicemail

www.digiportal.com

       

 

MX Logic

www.mxlogic.com

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GFI Suite

www.gfi.com

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Norton
Antivirus Corporate
Edition

www.symantec.com

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Neat Suite

www.trendmicro.com

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Spamcop

www.spamcop.net

       

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Websense

www.websense.com

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