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May 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • £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...

  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • '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...

  • 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,...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • G8 tackles e-crime



    Mike Simons

    In the wake of the Love Bug attack, officials from the G8 group of advanced industrialised countries are meeting in Paris...

  • MS relents with Outlook security patch



    Microsoft has announced a security patch for its e-mail product Outlook, bowing to pressure to change the relative ease with which viruses spread in its...

  • Foreign Office goes Global



    Mike Simons

    The Government's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has signed a £164m 10-year contract with international telecoms services...

  • IBM takes on skills crisis with Linux release for boring S/390



    Cliff Saran

    IBM has released a version of Linux for the S/390 mainframe, in a bid to counter the shortage of mainframe...