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February 2000

  • Can the Internet ever be 100 per cent secure?

    Recent attacks on companies like Yahoo! and Amazon.com have raised fears that no-one is safe from hackers, but how much damage...

  • Collaboration key to data law

    The Data Protection Act comes into force next week with the registrar promising a period of grace before getting tough. Computer...

  • Analyst: be prepared for war with hackers



    A US security expert has warned businesses that the worst is yet to come from hackers in the wake of attacks that last week jammed some of the Internet's...

  • IT outpaces the economy



    Paul Mason

    IT budgets grew 18% in the last quarter of 1999 soaring ahead of overall economic growth, which stood at 3%.

    The...

  • Legal loophole set to cut supplier power

    Despite a legal loophole which swings the balance of power to users, litigation over software licencing is still an unattractive...

  • Insuring success in paperless working

    There can't be many industries where the back office is more traditionally paper-based than in the insurance business. So if any...

  • IBM-Symbian link up for business Wap tools

    IBM and Symbian have formed an alliance to provide offline business software for mobile phones, writes Guy Campos

  • IBM flexible server for 64-bit Windows



    Cliff Saran

    IBM is developing an IA-64 server capable of running 64-bit versions of Linux, Windows 2000 and the forthcoming 64-bit...

  • MS v Novell over Active Directory



    Matthew Thomas

    Microsoft and Novell are at war over the nature of Active Directory security, a central feature of Windows...

  • New data storage system agreed



    Major computer companies have agreed to develop new technologies for connecting data storage systems in future high-performance computers, writes Matthew...

  • Net-based apps to be built in VB



    Lindsay Clark

    Microsoft has said IT departments will be able to draw on existing skills in Visual Basic to build the next generation of...

  • BNFL automates to prevent false safety checks



    Mike Simons

    British Nuclear Fuels is to automate key parts of its fuel production process to prevent staff manipulating computer data to...

  • Cabinet hires IT help



    Tony Collins

    Independent IT and project management specialists are intervening in Whitehall computer projects in an unprecedented...

  • Conflict of interests dooms us to repeat past disasters

    A new report has highlighted the dangers of accident investigators relying on suppliers to establish the culpability of their own...

  • BTheadhunts in the chatrooms



    John Kavanagh.

    British Telecom is going into e-headhunting to track down potential recruits on the Internet with special software which seeks out...

  • Cobol's not chic - but it works



    Nigel Eaton

    Soapbox

    Why is it that in this industry "legacy" is a dirty word? I'm in the legacy extension business and, as a...

  • Auditor lambasts council IS group

    Auditor highlights a catalogue of poor practice in Cornwall council's Information Services Group

  • E-commerce outpaces strategy

    David Bicknell E-business E-business is moving so fast that firms may need a new business plan every three months, and...

  • DTI announces fresh temp-to-perm proposals



    Tina Milton The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has taken a fresh stance on its plans for the Regulation of the Private Recruitment Industry...

  • Gateshead libraries hit mark

    Gateshead libraries won the first Charter Award for making IT accessible to the local community