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June 2000 News

  • Defence Minister misleads MPs over Chinook accident



    Last week in the House of Commons, Labour’s Defence Minister Lewis Moonie unintentionally misled the House of Commons over a Chinook accident in 1989,...

  • Elan expands in Edinburgh



    Elan Computing's Edinburgh branch has relocated to larger offices, citing a "dynamic" business strategy and the growth of IT opportunities in e-commerce...

  • Xisource launched to help choose outsourcer

    A new Web site is offering IT managers a free service that it claims will cut the time taken to choose an outsourcer by 70%.

  • Tapping law could push work abroad



    David Bicknell

    Encryption specialists battling to overturn the government's proposed Web-tapping legislation are advising companies...

  • VW buys up e-content to boost service level



    XML publishing and e-commerce company Arbortext has sold its e-content software to Volkswagen of America.

    The car manufacturer will be using the...

  • Staff changes to fuel growth at Mortimer Spinks



    IT recruitment company, Mortimer Spinks has announced several changes to its senior management team in an effort to fuel further growth. David Singer,...

  • Suppliers to fund ASP user group



    Antony Savvas

    Application service providers (ASPs) have agreed to fund a user group to disseminate good practice in ASP projects....

  • Recruiters lobby over IR35 skills shortages



    Bill Goodwin

    Changes made by the Government to the way self- employed IT workers are taxed could lead to a shortage of contractors with...

  • BT Cellnet in WAP row



    Antony Savvas

    BT Cellnet has found itself at the centre of a debate over whether businesses will be able to exploit the mobile Internet as...

  • BA automates with UK's largest SAP investment

    British Airways Engineering is investing in excess of £25m in a SAP system to automate the management of its world-wide aircraft...

  • Cable TV becomes an easy target



    Advertisers wanting to target different TV cable franchises can now call up their details on a graphical basis by visiting the

  • Symbian to let users view Microsoft files



    Symbian has gone into partnership with Infomatrix to allow its Epoc operating system users to edit and view Microsoft Office e-mail attachments, including...

  • UK banks must move out of "dark ages"



    UK banks risk losing customers to internet and foreign banking rivals unless they develop online cheque clearing and reconciliation systems, software...

  • Bell champions 'mass of new evidence' on Chinook crash



    Tony Collins

    Independent MP Martin Bell has told the House of Commons that a mass of new evidence has emerged over the possible causes of...

  • Government to ease RIP Bill powers



    David Bicknell

    The Government has begun a climbdown over the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Bill.

    The...

  • Is Microsoft's .net strategy too vague?

    Microsoft's .net strategy spells the end of its affiliation with Java. Cliff Saran reports on the initiative that could take as...

  • Mix and match ERP systems

    JD Edwards' Freedom to Choose initiative links in rivals' software

  • IT managers sceptical about .net



    Nick Huber

    Microsoft's much-hyped .net strategy is likely to take a generation before business takes notice, IT managers claimed this...

  • MS online tools debut



    Cliff Saran

    The first development tools to help users start prototyping online software services in Microsoft's .net strategy will be...

  • Metaframe extends its reach

    Citrix is extending the reach of the Metaframe platform beyond internal client/server systems, writes Caroline Davis.