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December 2000 News

  • Java first-timers take pick of jobs



    Ross Bentley

    The demand for Java has reached such a crescendo that one recruitment agency plans to place part-qualified Java developers...

  • Java toolkit out for beta testing

    A Java toolkit that allows developers to build Web- based applications that can handle Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a...

  • Keeping IT confidential



    On-line recruitment site, ConfidentialIT.com went live last month, promising users an impartial, discrete and 'highly effective' job finding...

  • Parting is sweet sorrow with Divorce-Online



    An internet information service for people going through the processes of separation and divorce has been launched.

    Developed in association with...

  • Computer engineer shoots himself



    A computer engineer who thought he'd infected his company system with a virus became so wracked with guilt that he telephoned the emergency services to...

  • ATSCo and Jobserve fall out



    ATSCo, the trade association for IT recruitment agencies, has threatened Jobserve with legal action if the job site refuses to continue posting its...

  • IT pervert re-offends



    A computer expert and former Hackney Borough councillor jailed for four months last year after downloading child porn from the internet, including images...

  • Streaming media giant issues profits warning



    Real Networks, the streaming media software company has joined the profits warning club. It’s Q4 revenues were predicted to be around $59m. Despite 33%...

  • Microsoft acquires SME software company

    Microsoft has acquired Great Plains, a software company specialising in business management apps for small firms. Great Plains...

  • Hewlett Packard tightens its belt



    Amid gloomy economic news in the USA, computer giant Hewlett Packard has told staff in the USA that it will delay annual pay rises by three months, saving...

  • CityJobs now offering Web-based training



    On-line recruitment service CityJobs.com is offering its users easy access to a comprehensive selection of web-based training courses through a link on its...

  • New appointment at Parity



    IT recruitment agency, Parity Resources has appointed Jeff Brooks as its resourcing services director.

    Brooks, who has 30 years experience in the...

  • Tech suppliers hit by stock slump



    Technology shares crashed to their lowest level since the summer of 1999 yesterday in what was the seventh biggest point slide in the Nasdaq composite index's...

  • Speaker slams political cyber tricks



    The speaker of the House of Commons has ordered political parties to end "dirty tricks" campaigns being fought over the Internet between political...

  • BA drops e-commerce £6 million project

    British Airways has pulled the plug on a major Web site development with 25 staff expected to lose their jobs

  • Digital divide on the increase

    The "digital divide" between rich and poor is getting worse in the UK, according to a survey by the Office for National...

  • Doubt over 3G viability

    Generally affordable third generation (3G) mobile phone services are at least four years away and only three types of service are...

  • MPs praise BT's unbundling progress

    MPs have delivered a vote of confidence in BT's ability to allow competition into its local exchanges.

  • Iraq does not underestimate the power of the Playstation



    US intelligence services fear that Saddam Hussein may be constructing a military supercomputer by networking thousands of PlayStation games...

  • Anti-virus suppliers Symantec and Axent merge



    Internet security provider Symantec, which produces Norton anti-virus software, and Axent Technologies, which focuses on the commercial computer security...