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September 2000 News

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Straw extends e-surveillance



    Parliamentary reporter

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.