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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 to warn of train delays



    Daniel Thomas

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Corel gets tangled up in .net strategy

    At the end of a year that has seen the departure of its CEO and a failed merger, beleaguered software developer Corel teams up...

  • £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...