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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Icann names some names

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

  • New appointment at Parity



    IT recruitment agency, Parity Resources has appointed Jeff Brooks as its resourcing services director.

    Brooks, who has 30 years experience in the...

  • 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...

  • Users voice fears over cybertapping

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

  • Ginny jumps for charity



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

  • Tech suppliers hit by stock slump



    Technology shares crashed to their lowest level since the summer of 1999 yesterday in what was the seventh biggest point slide in the Nasdaq composite index's...