Archive

October 2000

  • AOL seeks poll position in the flat-rate scramble

    The unmetered ISP market has proved a minefield for some big players and the waiting game with BT has caused confusion among...

  • Former ilion chairman returns to spearhead launch of Asita



    Former ilion chairman Wayne Channon has returned to the IT industry — but steered clear of the distribution channel — by taking on the...

  • Debate: Will digital cameras supersede film photography?

    Digital cameras have already attracted droves of devotees - but are their celluloid counterparts ready for retirement? The...

  • AMD and Intel price war rages



    Intel and its main rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have resumed a price war on microprocessors in the face of slowing demand in the European and US...

  • Banks splash out withpost-crash e-spending



    John Riley

    Shocked by the dotcom hysteria last autumn, and emboldened by the shake-out last March, big corporations are currently on a...

  • Ageism threatens economy



    Despite repeated warnings to companies that they ignore the contributions of 'older' workers at their own peril, a report released last week claims that...

  • Barclaycard in £40m smartcard deal



    Daniel Thomas

    As part of its commitment to issue smartcards to all customers by 2003, Barclays Merchant Services (BMS) has signed a...

  • Inland Revenue spikes one million tax records



    Tony Collins

    The Government has approved an Inland Revenue move to clear one million unresolved tax records from its systems.

    It...

  • e-Government: the whats, whys and whens

    Cabinet Office minister Ian McCartney says UK Online means the Government wants to get people online rather than having to wait...

  • £1.8bn ASP success for housing quango



    Mike Simons

    The Housing Corporation, the giant quango which hands out government money for social housing, has taken bids with a...

  • Women put off by IT's image

    Women are ideally placed to succeed in the IT sector, but the possibility of hitting a 'glass ceiling' in their careers is...

  • You too can be a star

    So popular has IT recruitment become and so great the current demand for people with top information technology skills that...

  • Users must invest in extra security locks



    Companies are deluding themselves if they spend a fortune on technology and then rely on simple password protection to keep the hackers out, according to...

  • Wap may yet dominate the world



    Despite well-publicised shortcomings over its speed and lack of proper testing, Wap services are set to have half a billion users by 2002. Its legions of...

  • UK manufacturing offers golden IT opportunities



    The time has never been better for the IT department to make its presence felt in manufacturing and distribution companies. The key is to embrace the...

  • Worries about the euro



    Last year my IT department spent a large part of our budget on Y2K compliance, egged on by the doom-mongers working for consultancies and among...

  • Whose jurisdiction covers us?

    We host a Web site for a UK firm in the US and membership data is stored on the US server. What are the implications of the Data...

  • Thumbs down for accountants

    Traditional accountancy firms and conventional umbrella services are failing to meet the needs of today's IT contractors,...

  • Wireless printing from mobile phones is here

    Mobile phone users will soon be able to print information from their handsets using Bluetooth technology, following a...

  • i-drive



    Mike King

    Web-based storage provides an invaluable tool for the researcher, executive, or any Internet surfer. Web pages can be saved online...