Data Security - SQL Server Database Best Practices

One of the best ways to heighten data security is to tighten security around the databases that house the sensitive data. SQL Server is one of the most widely used database systems... read more >

Financial Statement Changes for Participant Loans


By Mara Bruce

For defined contribution pension plans that allow participant loans, changes were made to the classification of these loans on financial statements for years ending after December 15, 2010.... read more >

Considering replacing your enterprise accounting and operations application?


By Bob Whalen

There are many possible reasons to consider a new enterprise application, such as your current system is no longer supported, your business is growing ... read more >

Assessing Your Supply Chain Risk

Do you know which element of your supply chain has the greatest risk of failure? Have you ever done an analysis of your supply chain “risks” ... read more >

First Compressed Natural Gas Stations Open in Western Pennsylvania on July 14, 2011

Giant Eagle, Inc. unveiled what it maintains are the first two publically accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Western Pennsylvania, ... read more >

EPA Releases Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On July 7, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).  This rule will require power plants in 27 states to deliver reductions in emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.  ... read more >

Could Your Next Vehicle Be Powered by Natural Gas?

Chesapeake Energy Corporation recently announced plans to commit at least $1 billion over the next 10 years to identify and invest in companies and technologies that will replace OPEC oil with domestic oil, natural gas and natural gas-to-liquids fuels.... read more >

Proposed Lease Rules and Effects on EBITDA

New rules for accounting for leases have been proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that will, in essence, require almost all leases to be put on the books as capital leases... read more >

The Propane Tax Credit: Is Your Company Due a Refund?

In February 2011, an insight titled “Propane Tax Credit Extended Through 2011” detailed the extension of the popular 50-cents-per-gallon Alternative ... read more >

IRS Releases Draft Version of Form 8938 for Foreign Financial Asset Holders


By Ron Kramer

On June 21, 2011, the IRS released a revised draft of Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets... read more >