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April 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Content is key to Wap bank success



    Bill Goodwin

    Online financial services hoping to gain customers by offering banking over mobile phones will have to provide slick content to...

  • Contractors find way round IR35



    IT contractors believe they have found a way round new rules on how they are taxed - but it will require clients and job agencies to agree on new contract...

  • Stiffing alive and kicking



    Antony Savvas

    Software licence stiffing will be a focus of the discussion at UKCMG, with users confirming the practice is still alive...

  • TMA dismisses 'data cleaning day'



    Antony Savvas

    Despite chaos among telecoms firms and their users after the introduction of the new Big Number telephone changes, a national...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Disadvantaged to get wired



    Government announces £10m package to deliver online service to deprived communities from the end of 2001

    The Government has announced a £10m Wired...

  • Titan Travel to use Tardis vehicle tracking system -- and other sales win briefs



    Titan Travel gets vehicle tracking system

    Independent tour operator Titan Travel has enhanced its customer service by using a vehicle tracking...

  • Directors' forum agenda released



    Antony Savvas

    The final agenda for this summer's IT Directors' Forum has been released, with delegates promised a conference that will...

  • 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.

    The...

  • Opto-chip diet broadens your band

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Outsourcing to move beyond IT



    Guy Campos

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

  • 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...