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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...

  • IBM unveils pSeries challenge to Sun/HP

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • £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...