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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...

  • 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...

  • £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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • IBM unveils pSeries challenge to Sun/HP

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

  • Hackney fails to pull ITNet plug



    Hackney Council has still not terminated its contract with ITNet, its revenues and benefits outsourcer, some four weeks after councillors declared they...

  • Half of SMEs on Net will be hacked in three years



    Internet security needs improving or else half of small- and medium-sized businesses will be hacked by 2003, it was revealed in a report by IT research...

  • IT budgets unaffected by IR35



    Daniel Thomas

    Four out of five IT managers believe they will not have to reassess the budgets for IT projects as a result of the IR35...

  • Intel to ship mobile flash memory

    Intel will start shipping samples of new high-performance flash memory this month for use in Internet-enabled mobile phones and...

  • IT man on the 5am ferry as Horizon reaches Orkney



    James Rogers

    Post Offices in two of the most isolated parts of the UK are the latest to go live as part of the Horizon counter...

  • 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...