New York (May 14, 2002) -- Gary Boomer, one of the accounting industry's best-known technology consultants and a former chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Information Technology Committee, is the latest to weigh in with criticism on the CPA2Biz Internet portal."A lot of people have lost confidence in CPA2Biz because it has changed directions," Boomer said during a Monday morning tele-conference of the Advisory Board consortium of industry practice management consultants. He cited CPA2Biz's recent acquisition of Rivio and plans to make that Internet company's online services available to CPAs as an example of a directional change.

"Many of these services (Rivio's) are already being delivered by competitors in a more efficient manner," said Boomer, who's also a member of the AICPA's governing Council.

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