Archive

March 2000

  • Fast-track permits to stem skills crisis



    David Bicknell

    The government is to shake up the system for the issuing of work permits for overseas IT workers in a bid to solve the...

  • Cox will top glitzy awards



    George Cox, the director-general of the Institute of Directors, will be guest speaker at the BCS IS Management Awards on 17 May.

    Cox was previously...

  • Cautionary tale on Office 2000 from airport systems supplier

    The first service pack for Microsoft Office 2000 was released last week. But anyone planning to upgrade to the latest version of...

  • "E" stands for ethics



    Consider this business arrangement. I will do business with you only if you can provide me with supplies more cheaply and faster than anyone else. Even if...

  • Cabling for the future

    The structured cabling topology that a business chooses is a decision that will affect network performance for years to come

  • Bid to use unemployed to fill IT skills shortage



    Bill Goodwin

    Britain's leading employers have been summoned to a closed-door meeting at Downing Street tomorrow to thrash out a programme to...

  • Cash for E? Go get a plan

    Web mania may have struck, but you'll still need a solid business plan to secure E-funding, writes Julia Vowler.

  • 3G bids bust billion-pound barrier



    Caroline Davis

    Bidding in the UK Government's auction for third generation mobile licences burst through the £1bn barrier last...

  • Big Blue demonstrates lack of original zing

    Lou Gerstner has saved IBM. The problem is, he doesn't have a clue what to do next. Big Blue has become Big Grey

  • Certes adds more perks to contractors' club



    Tina Milton Recruitment agency Certes has added a number of extra perks to its contractor club which will either assist contractors in their...

  • IT priority for police Budget cash



    Mike Simons

    Home secretary Jack Straw has put IT at the heart of the £285m extra cash announced in last week's Budget to "build a...

  • Good time for technology start-ups



    Ian Mitchell

    Following last week's budget, there has never been a better time to join a start-up technology company. The Chancellor has improved...

  • In search of an IT nirvana



    Just a few years ago, we referred to others in our organisation as "users". A rather disparaging term that gave way to the more friendly "customers"....

  • BCS examination: Pro paper is a big success

    The new BCS Professional Examination has achieved instant success, with a 30% increase in candidate numbers over the previous...

  • Bank of Scotland offers free banking to contractors



    Tina Milton

    The Bank of Scotland has unveiled a Direct Business Banking service that offers contractors free business banking if the account...

  • Internet use by consumers set to soar



    Consumer reliance on the Internet as a principal source of obtaining company information and making purchases is set to rocket over the next five...

  • IT directors fail to back Brown's crisis plan



    Hooman Bassirian

    Morethan three-quarters of IT directors have failed to back Chancellor Gordon Brown's Budget plans to tackle the UK's...

  • Is this knowledge power?

    Customer relationship management has something of an image problem, but really getting to grips with what your customers want can...

  • Small Articles

  • Father of computing

    James Essinger looks at a new book on Charles Babbage - considered to be the father of computing - which claims his lack of...