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August 2000 News

  • Inland Revenue hunts 'missing' files



    Tony Collins

    The Inland Revenue is at odds with a Government software supplier over the hunt for millions of "missing" tax...

  • Huge increase in thin client sales



    According to a report by market analysts at IDC, worldwide sales of thin clients are showing a 90% increase but Western Europe is seeing much greater...

  • Safeway site is still down after hack attack



    Supermarket giant Safeway has failed to get its Web site up-and-running two weeks after a suspected hacking attack led to its closure.

    The delays in...

  • Stock exchange merger threatened



    Nick Huber

    A hostile takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange by Swedish technology supplier OM Group is threatening the proposed...

  • Intel recalls 1.13GHz P3



    Lindsay Clark

    Intel has been forced to recall its fastest Pentium processor because of problems while under software testing....

  • IBM wins linear tape protocol race



    Eric Doyle

    IBM will release its first tape storage products under the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) protocol next month, with Fujitsu...

  • Intel outlines peer-to-peer vision



    Nick Huber

    Intel's grand vision of peer-to-peer computing, outlined at its developers' forum last week, will have only a limited impact...

  • E-commerce skills in demand on register



    Demand for e-commerce skills is driving a period of huge growth in the number of visits to the BCS Consultancy Register Web site, writes John...

  • Directors could become tax snoops, says lawyer



    Ross Bentley

    IT directors could be targeted by Inland Revenue inspectors intent on gatherings profiles on IT contractors in the wake of...

  • Building the one-stop content shop

    How can retailers manage data flow across multiple channels which embraces not just product and price details but also images,...

  • Branson faces lottery software queries



    David Bicknell

    Sir Richard Branson's People's Lottery bid faces question marks over its technology as well as its finances as the consortium...

  • Bounty offered to catch spoofers



    Ross Bentley

    A leading software supplier is offering its staff £25,000 for information leading to the identification of those responsible for a...

  • 'IT hell' costs £19bn



    Robert Dunt

    Computer breakdowns cost industry £19bn a year in wasted time, according to IT services company ICL.

    The IT Day in...

  • BT's ADSL ready to roll



    Antony Savvas

    BT is to finally roll out its ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) high-speed Internet access offering from September, after...

  • DTI extends RIP deadline to September



    David Bicknell

    The Government has agreed to extend the consultation process over its cybertapping law to give industry more time to...

  • Netware 6 to offer data clustering



    Novell has shipped a beta version of Netware 6.0 and is underlining its long-term commitment to the network operating system, despite disappointing...

  • More girls take IT GCSE



    Robert Dunt

    The IT industry could start to lose its male dominated image if trends in this week's GCSE examinations...

  • Net quality marks stay divided



    David Bicknell

    The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) has ruled out a rapprochement between Web site hallmarks operated by Trust UK...

  • Network Associates patches up PGP loophole



    Bill Goodwin

    Network Associates has issued a patch following the discovery of a loophole in PGP encryption software that could leave...

  • Laporte in e-buying roll-out

    Laporte believes an electronic procurement system can slash its annual consumables spend.