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March 2000

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Online banking targets 5m customers Europe-wide

    Online banking for up to five million users across Europe is planned through a new venture between e-commerce specialist Brokat and Scandinavian bank...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    MoD did not tell the whole truth on Chinook software

    Letters from software experts to Computer Weekly show the Ministry of Defence omitted to mention it sanctioned the very testing...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Mobiles to use e-cash by summer

    Cliff Saran

    Mobile phone operators are set to introduce handsets capable of making secure electronic cash payments over the GSM network...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    It's good to e-mail

    The SmartPhone, launched last week, has been designed to make the Internet accessible to ordinary telephone subscribers without the need for a PC,...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Fast-track permits to stem skills crisis

    David Bicknell

    The government is to shake up the system for the issuing of work permits for overseas IT workers in a bid to solve the...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    UK training standards lead the world

    UK standards for technology-based training are winning worldwide acceptance with support from leading course suppliers and Government bodies.


  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    War on hackers gets £15m boost

    Mike Simons

    The Government is spending £15m to confront cybercrime and Internet hackers, e-commerce minister Patricia Hewitt said this...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    US legislation threatens UK users

    UK users could be hit by legislation which began to be passed in the US last week.

    The US state of Virginia has approved a bill which tilts the software...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    IR35 explained

    What is it?

    In March 1999 the Government announced measures to counter the avoidance of income tax and national insurance contributions...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Hackney housing benefit backlogs cause boycott threat

    Hackney Council remains locked in conflict with housing associations over the housing benefit backlogs that are said to have reached £3m.


  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Bid to use unemployed to fill IT skills shortage

    Bill Goodwin

    Britain's leading employers have been summoned to a closed-door meeting at Downing Street tomorrow to thrash out a programme to...