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April 2000

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    UKCMG tackles Ucita

    New US legislation that puts suppliers in a commanding position during software licence disputes will be a hot topic at the UKCMG user group meeting in...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Users voice local loop concerns

    Users are concerned that BT's corporate re-organisation will create uncertainty over the ownership of the telecoms local loop and confusion over how the...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Gemplus offers e-purse to charge your phone, by phone

    Smartcard manufacturer Gemplus has announced what it claims is the first commercial mobile e-purse service to allow users to re-load cards via mobile phones,...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Working version of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine

    Science Museum curator Dolon Swade has spent the past 15 years completing a working version of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine and Printer from the...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Volkswagen to go it alone with supplier exchange

    Antony Savvas

    Volkswagen has said it will save up to 50% on its supply chain costs thanks to a new business-to-business Internet...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    IT directors: unlicensed software use inevitable

    Antony Savvas

    The majority of UK firms believe it is inevitable that corporate IT systems will run unlicensed software.


  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Outsourcing to move beyond IT

    Guy Campos

    Business process management is counting on more and more outsourcing activity as interest in IT outsourcing dwindles,...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Opto-chip diet broadens your band

    Latest invention promises to raise Internet performance tenfold, writes Pravin Jeyaraj

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    PocketPC lacks enterprise tools

    The PocketPC launched last week by Microsoft offers built-in middleware for enterprise integration, but users may face difficulties building enterprise...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Music societies hire Compaq

    The music societies that chase performance royalties have hired Compaq to run their joint IT department in a £10m deal.

    The four-year contract will...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Pegler loses out as Wang UK winds up

    A UK user has been left short of a £14m High Court award because a computer supplier is going into liquidation, writes Lindsay Clark.

    Following a...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Government defends Nats sell-off

    Tony Collins

    The Government has suggested that private-sector executives will manage new technology better than the civil servants at...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Marketing-IT divide costs money

    David Bicknell

    Poor communication between marketing and IT is partly to blame for the poor delivery of financial services via the...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Serb hackers suspected of top Web site attacks

    Lindsay Clark

    A group of Serbian hackers are suspected of being behind attacks on more than 50 Web sites.

    The sites, which...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    First Wap-broker offers mobile share dealing

    Options Direct, which trades under the name of MyBroker, already has a Web-based service, and will allow account holders who have Wap-enabled phones...