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A structural element of the hierarchy which represents a division, department, or cost center. Accounts and services are assigned to nodes so that you can allocate costs. Nodes are connected to each other in parent-child relationships which form a tree structure of your organization.


An interactive online discussion group, also called a forum. Think of newsgroups as worldwide bulletin boards, organized more or less stringently around a particular topic. They use the Network News Transfer Protocol technology. You need a news reader software program, such as Outlook Express and Forte FreeAgent, to view the discussion and add your comments.

News Reader

A software program that connects you to the interactive online discussion group known as a newsgroup.

Network Time Protocol

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems. In operation since before 1985, NTP is one of the oldest Internet protocols in current use. It is intended to synchronize all participating computers to within a few milliseconds of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).