Archive

December 2000

  • Wireless Lan in upgrade threat

    Wireless Lan users could face costly network infrastructure upgrades in the future because of interference from the nascent...

  • IT staff fail on business risk



    Nick Huber

    Most IT departments do not understand crucial management functions within their companies, according to new...

  • Java first-timers take pick of jobs



    Ross Bentley

    The demand for Java has reached such a crescendo that one recruitment agency plans to place part-qualified Java developers...

  • 2000: the year Linux invaded Wintel's wonderland

    The year began with a whimper in place of a much-feared bang. But there were still plenty of surprises in store. Nicholas...

  • Computer engineer shoots himself



    A computer engineer who thought he'd infected his company system with a virus became so wracked with guilt that he telephoned the emergency services to...

  • ATSCo and Jobserve fall out



    ATSCo, the trade association for IT recruitment agencies, has threatened Jobserve with legal action if the job site refuses to continue posting its...

  • IT pervert re-offends



    A computer expert and former Hackney Borough councillor jailed for four months last year after downloading child porn from the internet, including images...

  • Java toolkit out for beta testing

    A Java toolkit that allows developers to build Web- based applications that can handle Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a...

  • Microsoft grabs great plains - what now for Sage users?

    Karl Cushing surveys the impact of Microsoft's acquisition of Great Plains late last year

  • Keeping IT confidential



    On-line recruitment site, ConfidentialIT.com went live last month, promising users an impartial, discrete and 'highly effective' job finding...

  • Parting is sweet sorrow with Divorce-Online



    An internet information service for people going through the processes of separation and divorce has been launched.

    Developed in association with...

  • Hewlett Packard tightens its belt



    Amid gloomy economic news in the USA, computer giant Hewlett Packard has told staff in the USA that it will delay annual pay rises by three months, saving...

  • Streaming media giant issues profits warning



    Real Networks, the streaming media software company has joined the profits warning club. It’s Q4 revenues were predicted to be around $59m. Despite 33%...

  • Microsoft acquires SME software company

    Microsoft has acquired Great Plains, a software company specialising in business management apps for small firms. Great Plains...

  • Ginny jumps for charity



    Capital Software employee Ginny Smethurst recently raised £500 for Mencap (the Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults) after...

  • Users voice fears over cybertapping

    The National Criminal Intelligence Service wants data records kept for up to seven years

  • CityJobs now offering Web-based training



    On-line recruitment service CityJobs.com is offering its users easy access to a comprehensive selection of web-based training courses through a link on its...

  • Data Protection: Act now to protect your firm

    The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force in March and businesses have until October 2001 to become compliant with its...

  • BA drops e-commerce £6 million project

    British Airways has pulled the plug on a major Web site development with 25 staff expected to lose their jobs

  • Icann names some names

    Will the new top-level domain names free up or foul up the unity of the Internet?