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November 2000 News

  • Citizen Portal launched - UK population become Beta testers for UK Online

    The online Citizen Portal, the UK site where the public can access government information and services on the Web, has finally...

  • Law firm's life-line to start-up failures



    Joy Macknight

    Tarlo Lyons, a City-based technology and communications law firm, is launching a specialist Corporate Recovery Group to rescue...

  • NHS minister backs XML



    Antony Adshead

    Health minister Gisela Stuart told the NHS Information Authority's first national conference this week that £1bn of...

  • Bluetooth could interfere with Lans



    Users considering the implementation of Bluetooth wireless personal area networks (WPans) into environments containing wireless local area networks (WLans)...

  • Paper-thin screens will hit the market next year



    The latest digital display from Canon promises to make screens almost paper thin, writes Eric Doyle.

    Last week, the company demonstrated a...

  • Chinook tragedy demands reform



    The Public Accounts Committee report into the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash vindicates Computer Weekly's three-year campaign for justice. It...

  • Personalised shopping for Benetton customers



    Benetton venture United Web is employing the Blue Martini customer interactive system to enable a more personalised and convenient online consumer experience...

  • New domains are not a solution

    The Web moved one step closer to getting more domain names this month, with the selection of seven new top-level domain (TLD)...

  • Oracle integrates business data



    Oracle has announced plans to combine specialised business technologies - previously separate applications - into a single infrastructure for business...

  • No ban on hacking tools, says Council of Europe



    Bill Goodwin

    The Council of Europe has dropped proposals to outlaw the use of "hacking" tools by IT departments, following an intense...

  • Lastminute technical glitch mars £8m Web site relaunch



    Daniel Thomas

    Online booking agent lastminute.com completed the upgrade of its Web site on Monday - only for the site to go down for...

  • MPs boost Chinook fight



    At first glance, today's report by MPs of the PublicAccounts Committee (PAC) tells the story of flawed engine control software on the Chinook Mk2...

  • Users voice stiffing fears over mainframe rebrand



    James Rogers

    Users are growing increasingly anxious about their software contracts following the rebranding of IBM's S/390 mainframe...

  • Thieves strike at Deutsche Bank



    Bill Goodwin

    City of London Police have launched an investigation after thieves stole computer equipment, worth an estimated £1m, from...

  • ASPs bitten by ferocious market



    Nick Huber

    Four in 10 IT directors cannot list the main business benefits of using an application service provider (ASP), according to...

  • Economics of 3G may not add up, says i-Mode



    NTT DoCoMo - the provider of the always-on mobile Internet service that has taken Japan by storm - has warned there may be too little revenue from third...

  • Sun auctions its server hardware



    Eric Doyle

    Sun Microsystems is trialling auction sales of its server hardware in the UK following successful tests in the US.

    The...

  • One2One to launch integrated prepaid mobile bundle



    Mobile phone network One2One will launch a synchronised pre-pay phone and handheld computer at the start of next month.

    The Nokia 5146 pre-pay...

  • ICL plans to boost hot-desking



    Troubled computer services company ICL is planning a significant increase in the number of its workers "hot-desking" as part of a strategy to break even...

  • IBM faces racism claim



    Roisin Woolnough

    A former research associate at IBM is taking the company to court claiming race discrimination.

    Kevin Marsh...