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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Straw extends e-surveillance



    Parliamentary reporter

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