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September 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Just 37 get security cert



    Bill Goodwin

    Only 37 UK organisations have been awarded a certificate for the government-backed security standard, more than two years...

  • Mobiles are currency of tomorrow, says Virgin

    You will never have to worry about having change in your pocket when you want a drink in the future, if the Virgin Mobile...

  • Is huge IT staff transfer to EDS lawful?



    Tony Collins

    A test case in the European Court of Justice could decide whether the UK Government has awarded some large IT procurement...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Comms on the move

    Communications specialist Avaya has celebrated its arrival as an independent company with the launch of the Enterprise Class IP...

  • 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...