News

October 2000

  • October 30, 2000 30 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    IBM unveils pSeries challenge to Sun/HP

    IBM has launched the first models in its eServer pSeries, writes Nick Enticknap.

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    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,...

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