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  • Government to ease RIP Bill powers



    David Bicknell

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

    The...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tapping law could push work abroad



    David Bicknell

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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%.

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • ITRelief sets sail for kids



    An annual sailing event held in Southampton last month raised some £5,000 for IT Relief and children's charity, KIDS.

    The BT Syncordia Solutions...

  • Microsoft denies C# challenge to Java

    Microsoft is focusing its strategy on appeasing the US Department of Justice rather than on serving the needs of corporate users,...

  • Organisations pin hopes on Internet trading



    Although few businesses have an e-business strategy in place, many more anticipate the Internet providing a significant proportion of their revenue in the...

  • Report slams agency over passport fiasco



    Mike Simons

    The Passport Agency and its IT partner Siemens Business Systems have been savaged in a new Public Accounts Committee report...

  • Online Land Register aims to cut search time



    The Land Registry has launched an online information retrieval service that promises to help surveyors and lawyers speed up the laborious search for...