Archive

January 2000

  • Bosses warned over long hours

    Balancing work and home life is already emerging as a big issue for 2000, according to separate UK studies published in the early...

  • Council trains all IT staff with BCS



    IT staff at Knowsley Borough Council have gained an end-user qualification to launch a computer literacy scheme across all user...

  • Commons attacks Siemens contract



    The committee said the Home Office failed to properly monitor the contract or have adequate contingency plans.

    The committee was "disturbed'' by the...

  • Budgens restructures IT



    Bill Goodwin

    Budgens has reorganised its IT department in a drive to align its work more closely to its business needs and to ensure that...

  • BCS offers training in e-business and data protection



    Qualifications in e-business and data protection have been launched by the BCS Information Systems Examinations Board.

    The new certificate and...

  • Dawn Watch over VAT rule



    Red (faced) Dawn has been caught out over her policy on VAT. The treasury minister, Dawn Primarolo, fought for an end to the rule under which value added...

  • When will ASP bear fruit?

    Andy Favell looks behind the recent hype surrounding ASP and finds that it has yet to find many takers in the UK. So just what is...

  • Two successful link-ups

    FI Group's merger with Druid has received a lot of publicity

  • Orchestrating the best value from your corporate knowledge



    Mark Lewis

    Knowledge management came under the microscope at last week's IT Director's Forum at Cranfield School of Management, as KM guru...

  • MS slammed on security fix lateness



    Cliff Saran

    A security hole has been found in Microsoft's Internet Information Server Web server software, which allows a would-be...

  • Safety problem highlights risks of Nats go-live date



    Staff preparing the £699m New En Route air traffic control centre at Swanwick for a go-live date of 2001 have hit a new safety-related communications problem...

  • IT savings drive bank mergers

    Rationalisation of IT departments has emerged as a key factor behind a spate of financial institution mergers but, a new survey...

  • Security glitch takes shine off Web

    E-commerce security has been called into question after reports reveal that credit card details have been obtained by hackers

  • Loan scheme plan to tackle staff poaching

    IT is the prime target of a loan scheme being prepared by the Government to encourage training, reduce staff turnover and stop...

  • QA Training reveals an 80% rise in e-commerce delegates



    Tina Milton

    Training company QA Training has experienced an 80% increase in the number of e-commerce delegates who attended its courses over...

  • Government to auction wireless Wan licences



    Antony Savvas

    The Government is emulating its decision to auction third generation mobile phone spectrum licences by doing the same for...

  • HSBC Y2K court threat



    A leading year 2000 lawyer has set up an action group to bring a legal test case against HSBC after the millennium bug disabled thousands of bank credit...

  • Faster datacentre recovery



    Lindsay Clark

    City datacentres will have access to faster disaster recovery back-up with the launch of a new service from Compaq....

  • Freedom for most wanted hacker



    Matthew Thomas

    Kevin Mitnick, the world's most infamous computer hacker, has been released from prison in the US after almost five...

  • Investigating cyberspace

    Internet and computer-related crime is stretching the UK's law enforcement agencies to breaking point. Cybercrime expert Peter...