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October 2000 News

  • Former ilion chairman returns to spearhead launch of Asita



    Former ilion chairman Wayne Channon has returned to the IT industry — but steered clear of the distribution channel — by taking on the...

  • Revenue polls staff to determine IT priorities



    Mike Simons

    The Inland Revenue is consulting staff on their attitudes to IT, following a series of high-profile problems in recent...

  • Siemens takes i2 as e-partner



    Mike Simons

    Siemens, the German electronics and manufacturing conglomerate, has signed i2 as its strategic partner in one of the...

  • StorageTek facilitates San storage sharing



    StorageTek has introduced a dedicated storage area network (San) server product designed to facilitate the sharing of diverse storage devices among...

  • Skills gap hits UK broadband availability



    The UK is facing a broadband availability crisis as a result of not enough engineers and other technical experts being available to upgrade infrastructure,...

  • Wap to warn of train delays



    Daniel Thomas

    Railway operator Connex this week launched a service offering real-time information about delays and cancellations to...

  • £1.8bn ASP success for housing quango



    Mike Simons

    The Housing Corporation, the giant quango which hands out government money for social housing, has taken bids with a...

  • Wireless printing from mobile phones is here

    Mobile phone users will soon be able to print information from their handsets using Bluetooth technology, following a...

  • Wap may yet dominate the world



    Despite well-publicised shortcomings over its speed and lack of proper testing, Wap services are set to have half a billion users by 2002. Its legions of...

  • Bluetooth-enabled server is launched



    Daniel Thomas

    The first Bluetooth enabled access server has been released by Red-M, a subsidiary of Madge Networks.

    The Red-M 3000AS access...

  • Bank calms crash fears



    Hazel Ward

    Bank of Scotland has spoken out to reassure its customers that the near-total computer failure, which caused its systems to crash...

  • Sainsbury's IT staff want compensation



    Trade unions are planning to press supermarket chain Sainsbury's for compensation for 900 IT staff transferring from the supermarket to Andersen...

  • AMD and Intel price war rages



    Intel and its main rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have resumed a price war on microprocessors in the face of slowing demand in the European and US...

  • Barclaycard in £40m smartcard deal



    Daniel Thomas

    As part of its commitment to issue smartcards to all customers by 2003, Barclays Merchant Services (BMS) has signed a...

  • New Bayer IT chief sets out grand plan



    Antony Adshead

    Steve Humby, newly-appointed head of IS at global pharmaceutical company Bayer, has said his number one task is to...

  • New switches for e-commerce



    Foundry has released two switches aimed at enterprise users and e-commerce operations as well as a core enterprise switch for behind the firewall, writes...

  • PCG makes its mark in public



    Representative body, the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) began what it calls its "first public marketing exercise" last week when the organisation...

  • Oracle forces upgrade on users

    Oracle has come under fire for putting pressure on users to upgrade to its 11i suite of applications and exacerbating the...

  • National access to NHS Direct kiosks



    Eric Doyle

    The NHS is fulfilling its promise to provide wider access to NHS Direct with the opening of 153 public access points sited...

  • MPs fight on for independent Chinook inquiry



    As peers and MPs rally to the cause for a new independent inquiry, former defence minister Malcolm Rifkind is among those to criticise the reasons for the...