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September 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • E-business awards: Design award



    The bold and the beautiful

    You can set up an impressive e-business engine, but if you don't pay due attention to content design, you'll be...

  • E-business awards: SME award



    The live wires of the Internet

    The three companies that have made it to the shortlist in the SME E-Business Award are shining examples of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • E-envoy defends 3G sale



    Mike Simons

    Alex Allan, the outgoing e-envoy, has slammed claims that the third-generation (3G) mobile licence auction will saddle...

  • IT are staff exposed to workplace emissions



    Robert Dunt

    IT staff may be more vulnerable than other office workers to allergies brought on by computer emissions.

    New research...

  • IR35 will get the vote



    With the Tories promising a review of the legislation if they're voted into power, and Labour sticking firmly to its guns on the matter, IR35 is likely to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...