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Sage and the Heartbleed vulnerability

This week a security vulnerability termed ‘Heartbleed’ that exists in a piece of open source software called OpenSSL was identified. OpenSSL is one of the most popular tools used to secure some of the internet’s traffic. It’s an encryption technology designed to protect sensitive data on the internet like user names and passwords, and is [...]

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IXBRL and Accountants

Simon Bell, Commercial Manager, Sage Ireland, comments on 31st March SEPA extension date confirmed today by IPSO

“Following the recent announcement from the European Commission proposing a six-month grace period for SEPA implementation (from 1st February until 1st August), it was yet to be determined how this proposal would be implemented at a national level. The Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) has today confirmed that the grace period will last two months [...]

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SEPA

Sage Ireland comments on SEPA announcement “The situation is still crystalising and it remains to be seen how this proposal will be implemented at a national level. Businesses should continue to work to the legal deadline of 1st February”

Sage would advise that businesses continue to work towards the 1st February deadline to avoid the risk of a shutdown of payments in and out of their companies after this date. In early December, ISME reported that 73% of SMEs have started the implementation process. Continue reading…

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Dublin Web Summit

Win a #WebSummit ticket with Sage

Competition Update: 29/10/2013 – This competition is now closed. The winners are: Deardriu Lally @DeardriuLally Martin Gilchrist @Gilchrist_LLP  Frank Egan @littlefirecode ——————————————— Just post a comment and share this blog to enter our prize draw for the hottest ticket in town Web Summit is where the most innovative companies come together to share, learn and [...]

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e-Day

e-Day is here – Be prepared for business change with Sage

From September 19th 2014, all Central Government, local authorities and State agencies will no longer issue or accept cheque payments. If you are now in a position whereby, the payments to government and its agencies are currently made by cheque the implications are not only that this payment mechanic will be taken away but also the associated credit timelines that you had against these types of payments are also removed. Continue reading…

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81% of small businesses believe economy is getting better and 66% plan to hire more staff in the next year

Over three quarters (81%) of Irish small businesses believe that Ireland’s economy is improving and two thirds intend to hire more staff in the next year according to a poll of 100 entrepreneurs and small business owners who attended the Sage One ‘Giving Back to Business’ event in Dublin this morning. Continue reading…

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