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May 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ADSL hacking threat

    Domestic broadband availability presents security hazard to 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • '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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • £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...

  • Ericsson's prototype Comunicator displayed at conference



    Future perfect Ericsson demonstrated a prototype Communicator platform at the Mobileexpo conference last week in Birmingham. Designed for integrated...

  • Computer Weekly scoops top awards



    Computer Weekly is the UK's top business weekly - and that's official. Last week Computer Weekly won the PPA Business and Professional...

  • E-dispute network running by summer



    Keith Nuthall

    A European Extra-Judicial Network, which allows consumers to solve cross-border disputes with e-commerce and distance...

  • E-commerce directive clears last hurdle in EU



    Keith Nuthall

    The European Parliament has given its approval to the e-commerce framework directive, its second and last major...