Archive

January 2000

  • 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...

  • Giving black Britain a voice

    How Kofi Kusitor focused on content over form in designing a comprehensive Web site for black Britons

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nirs fines threat to Andersen Consulting



    Mike Simons

    The Government is considering fining Andersen Consulting over its failure to clear a backlog in the National Insurance...

  • Placating pay gap paranoia

    Tension is growing in some companies as the pay gap between traditional back-office IT developers and front-end e-business...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • The Swanwick air traffic control centre "sidetone" problem:

    The communications problem centres on the need, initially at least, for voice messaging systems at the Swanwick site to link into...

  • Thin clients enter the space age

    From versatile desktop terminals to the next generation of mobile phones, today’s thin client technology promises improved...

  • Transmeta takes on silicon giant as battery battles hot up

    The battle to deliver more battery power to laptops and personal digital assistants has started in earnes

  • 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...