Archive

September 2000

  • Australian database brings golden rewards



    Robert Dunt

    Australia's Olympic victories should come as no surprise considering a computer is being used to highlight potential...

  • Ailing Y2K firm thrown a lifeline



    Bill Goodwin

    Greenwich Mean Time, the company that catapulted Y2K guru Karl Feilder to fame, has been rescued from possible closure by...

  • Calling all hackers



    A multi-industry body working to develop a secure framework for the on-line delivery of digital music has called on hackers to help it test technology...

  • Baan wins £5m DARA deal



    Mike Simons

    The Government's Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) has lifted some of the gloom for Baan users by placing a £5m order...

  • Call to join up visas and IR35



    The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) has called on the Government to "join up" its thinking on IR35 after immigration minister Barbara Roche recognised...

  • Agency aims to beat IT ageism



    A leading IT recruitment specialist is spearheading a campaign to outlaw ageism in recruitment, writes Antony Savvas. It is also calling for the...

  • BCS prompts ministers to scrutinise IT training deal



    Government ministers are rushing to act on a BCS warning that a new scheme to encourage IT training opens the way for suppliers to increase their fees...

  • Bugs on the move: mobile viruses start to bite

    Summer always brings out the bugs and this year was no exception as the first mobile viruses started to bite.

  • Budgens closes Web shop after £1m spend



    Robert Dunt

    Budgens, known for its local food stores, has pulled its online sales service just a year after it began.

    The Web service was...

  • Another false dawn for our Web-centric world



    Jack Schofield

    Opinion

    Yet again, reality is failing to live up to the hype, which for the past five years has been promising a...

  • Broadvision gets personalised



    Paul Mason.

    Broadvision, the e-commerce software supplier, has launched Market Maker - an application to build e-commerce hubs that combine...

  • E-business spending explosion



    John Riley

    Investment in e-commerce systems has rocketed in the past year, according to extensive user research.

    Spend by IT...

  • E-business awards: Design award



    The bold and the beautiful

    You can set up an impressive e-business engine, but if you don't pay due attention to content design, you'll be...

  • Don't forget the human touch

    A Web presence can substantially reduce business costs but savings should not be chased at the expense of customer relationships,...

  • E-business awards: SME award



    The live wires of the Internet

    The three companies that have made it to the shortlist in the SME E-Business Award are shining examples of...

  • Entering the post-Y2K doldrums

    Our biannual survey of IT spend shows that it is firmly back in synch with the GDP index after the Y2K boom. John Riley reports

  • PCs are more stressful than in-laws



    PC failure is more stressful than spending a weekend with the in-laws or being dumped by one's partner, according to Benchmark research commissioned by...

  • Oftel faces shaky future



    British Telecom and telecoms regulator Oftel were this week facing the prospect of legal action from UK operators as the row over access to BT's local...

  • Oracle announces giant push into 9i Internet software



    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, used the giant Oracle Openworld user conference in San Francisco to launch his company's next generation Internet...

  • Seamless transition: taking the pain out of change

    Change is like a virus that infects every part of business life including the helpdesk - but handled properly, it can be painless