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September 2000 News

  • Straw extends e-surveillance



    Parliamentary reporter

    Home Secretary Jack Straw announced a major extension of electronic tagging and computerised supervision in an attempt...

  • Vacuum sales treble on streaming success

    Sales have trebled for e-business Vacuum Cleaners Direct since video clips of the machines on sale have been put on the company's...

  • Australian database brings golden rewards



    Robert Dunt

    Australia's Olympic victories should come as no surprise considering a computer is being used to highlight potential...

  • Ailing Y2K firm thrown a lifeline



    Bill Goodwin

    Greenwich Mean Time, the company that catapulted Y2K guru Karl Feilder to fame, has been rescued from possible closure by...

  • Calling all hackers



    A multi-industry body working to develop a secure framework for the on-line delivery of digital music has called on hackers to help it test technology...

  • Police crack Egg online fraud case



    National Crime Squad officers investigating attempts to defraud the online bank, Egg, made five arrests this week, writes Bill Goodwin.

    Five men,...

  • Seeing is believing in the video age

    Recent developments in mobile technology have shown the viability of video phones, writes Antony Savvas.

  • Outsourcing set to pave way for UM



    Daniel Thomas

    One in four UK IT departments believe there will be business benefits from outsourcing their messaging...

  • Post Office venture aims to cut out Internet fraud

    A new Internet company has teamed up with the Post Office in the hope of removing online security problems for businesses and...

  • Oil giant drills into mySAP.com



    A US oil giant formed by the merger of Exxon and Mobil is integrating its operations around SAP's e-commerce solution, SAP.com.

    MySAP.com will be...

  • Budgens closes Web shop after £1m spend



    Robert Dunt

    Budgens, known for its local food stores, has pulled its online sales service just a year after it began.

    The Web service was...

  • Baan wins £5m DARA deal



    Mike Simons

    The Government's Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) has lifted some of the gloom for Baan users by placing a £5m order...

  • Call to join up visas and IR35



    The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) has called on the Government to "join up" its thinking on IR35 after immigration minister Barbara Roche recognised...

  • BCS prompts ministers to scrutinise IT training deal



    Government ministers are rushing to act on a BCS warning that a new scheme to encourage IT training opens the way for suppliers to increase their fees...

  • Oftel faces shaky future



    British Telecom and telecoms regulator Oftel were this week facing the prospect of legal action from UK operators as the row over access to BT's local...

  • Oracle announces giant push into 9i Internet software



    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, used the giant Oracle Openworld user conference in San Francisco to launch his company's next generation Internet...

  • Privacy is still key to e-commerce growth



    Bill Goodwin

    International agreements that will guarantee the free flow of information between countries are essential to encourage the growth of...

  • PCs are more stressful than in-laws



    PC failure is more stressful than spending a weekend with the in-laws or being dumped by one's partner, according to Benchmark research commissioned by...

  • Contractor action plan over IR35 legislation



    A contractor group is urging its members to claim for company benefits in the light of the Government's tax legislation for freelance IT staff, IR35....

  • Europe faces e-skills shortage

    Europe may be poised to take charge of the world's e-business economy, but unless serious skills shortages are addressed, the...