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May 2000 News

  • Thinking search system



    Language developer NQL Solutions has produced a search system which "thinks like a human".

    The California-based firm is building a "fuzzy logic"...

  • Transmeta low-power chip debuts in mobile computers



    Transmeta is to unveil a range of mobile computers that will use its low-power, PC-compatible Crusoe chip.

    The lightweight laptops and Webpads, to...

  • Guide spells out Disability Discrimination Act effects



    The Disability Discrimination Act and its implications for employers and suppliers of products and services is the topic for the latest in the successful...

  • GPs get free NHSnet



    Lindsay Clark

    The NHS Executive in Scotland is to fund GPs' access to NHSnet, the health service's intranet.

    To align with England and...

  • IT managers question value of e-exchanges



    IT managers remain unconvinced of the value of electronic exchanges in improving efficiency in the supply chain.

    In recent months a number of...

  • £50k to find Java team



    Antony Savvas

    The IT poaching game has taken a new turn, with e-commerce systems supplier Entranet offering a £50,000 bounty for anyone...

  • Mystery fault hits No 10 Web site



    Key interactive areas of the Downing Street Web site were offline last week following a mysterious "technical fault".

    People trying to...

  • E-business legislation creating uncertainty



    Getting IT systems to conform to statutory financial services regulation is an obstacle course, particularly when it comes to storing Web data for several...

  • Demand for IT staff is still rising



    Web and e-commerce skills are leading the way as demand for IT staff continues to grow at the fastest rate since the summer of 1998.

    In April demand...

  • Compaq says Wildfire is fastest Risc server

    Compaq says its new high-end enterprise servers, which were launched last week, are the fastest Risc Unix servers in the world,...

  • 'Best boss for security is business risk buff'



    IT security policy should be put in the hands of a business risk expert rather than an IT professional, according to security analysts.

    Hands-on...

  • Computer Weekly has exclusive tif presence



    Computer Weekly was exclusively invited to participate in this year's Technical Infrastructure Forum annual conference. This is a result of the...

  • ADSL hacking threat

    Domestic broadband availability presents security hazard to e-business

  • BT fails to offer hacker protection to ADSL users



    Antony Savvas

    Users wanting to take advantage of the arrival of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) in the UK through BT, have yet to be...

  • Oracle unveils e-business suite



    David Bicknell

    Oracle will this week ship an e-business suite comprising a string of offerings for users wrestling with e-business...

  • Orange is top for reliability in survey



    Antony Savvas

    Orange has come top in Oftel's annual mobile call reliability survey for the second year running. Around the UK, 97.7% of...

  • Users told: you can't expect Wap to work on your mobile



    Users have been warned that supporting the Wap standard is no guarantee that their Wap service will be compatible with commercially available handsets and Wap...

  • Users reconsider Net market plans



    Users face chaos as companies that announced e-marketplaces in a bid to be seen to be ready for e-business reconsider the extent of their...

  • i2 chief blames company heads for Europe's e-lag



    The leader of e-marketplace software company i2 has blamed a lack of leadership in large companies for the 12-month lag between Europe and the US on the...

  • Wanted: Internet exploiters



    Insurance giant Legal & General is out looking to hire exploiters. These are not people who mis-sell pensions. These are people, says Margaret Smith,...