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Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo .

Sperling’s Best Places

This site delivers a wealth of information for anyone seeking to relocate. There is comparison information for 3,000 cities (housing, cost of living, crime, education, climate, health, and economy. There is a cost of living and salary calculator, statistics on 87,000 schools in 16,000 districts, and crime rate comparisons for 2,500 U.S. cities. You can create your own profile to locate your best place to live. The producers of this site have done articles for Ladies Home Journal and Money magazine.

Cyber Squatting

This site explains cyber squatting and porn-napping, why and how it is happening, and how to report it. It lists web sites that have been reported as having been taken over by cyber-squatters for use as gateways to pornography and/or gambling. There is an article on how to protect your domain name.

How to Interview

This site provides articles on interview preparation, interview goals, what employers want, and how to present yourself to advantage. It also covers career strategy with articles on goal setting as the first step to a new career and moving on to a new position. Marketing yourself in the job market is also covered. You can subscribe to a free newsletter with interview tips by e-mail.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Portal

This site bills itself as “the premier source for your business needs.” The home page provides links to the latest business and financial news worldwide. The News and Research page lists links to in depth articles on industry and management issues of current concern to companies. The Quicklinks section of this page “links to PwC’s events database, the Executive Perspectives online publication, industry and service descriptions, Press Room, as well as a directory of PwC’s worldwide offices.” There is also a listing of PwC’s surveys and publications and links to order them. The Solutions & Services page has a section entitled Insights & Solutions where you can link to articles written by PwC and other leaders, access their extranets and themed pages. To access the remainder of the information listed on this page, you must register as a member. When you register you agree to pay any fees that may be incurred in using some of the materials. The amount of any fees that may be charged is not given. The Communities page again requires that you register in order to participate in the workrooms, events calendar, and access to various professional associations.

This site can assist you in identifying hoaxes on the internet. It allows you to search these five well known web sites for identifying hoaxes vs. real viruses: Snopes Urban Legend Archives, Urban Legends, CIAC Hoax Database, CERT Computer Security Database, and Symantec (Real) Virus Encyclopedia. There is a link to a special report on Sept. 11 hoaxes and misinformation. Last, there is a list of links to a variety of useful information such as how to report spam, evaluating e-mail chain letters, the FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center to name just a few.

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