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  • March 04, 2002 04 Mar'02

    Barrett talks up mobile sector

    Mobile computing is one of Intel's most promising business areas at present, according to Craig Barrett, chief executive officer...

  • March 01, 2002 01 Mar'02

    Grand Prix: the wireless revolution

    This weekend's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne sees the debut of a new wireless technology that will allow engineers to adjust...

  • March 01, 2002 01 Mar'02

    McKinley wins race but could be hobbled

    Intel has presented its Itanium processor as a key part of the company's future, at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF).

  • February 28, 2002 28 Feb'02

    Four-speed DVD writers expected within months

    The next speed jump for recordable and rewritable DVD drives is expected to come as early as May this year now that two Japanese...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Faster DDR memory to be mainstream by 2003

    With Rambus Dynamic RAM (RDRAM) now firmly established as a niche memory product, Double Data Rate Synchronous DRAM (DDR SDRAM)...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    PartnerWorld: IBM takes steps to promote iSeries servers

    IBM announced further steps this week to promote its iSeries family of midrange servers, which the company is pitching to users...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Media player logs DVD information

    Privacy monitors have warned Windows XP users that Windows Media Player automatically tracks and posts information on users' DVD...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    Microsoft accused of squeezing PC makers on patents

    Microsoft is benefiting from the proposed settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and nine US states by using it to...

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    Criminal Records Bureau gets go-ahead

    The Government's long-awaited Criminal Records Bureau is set to go live in March, following months of delays amid concerns about...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    3GSM: Microsoft debuts Smartphone

    Microsoft and its partners have launched a series of devices based on its new Wireless Pocket PC platform at the 3GSM World...

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    Dell offers up rackable server

    Dell Computer has announced it will roll out two new servers with enhanced failover and remote management capabilities, in...

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    IBM lowers mainframe costs with new server

    IBM has announced a new mainframe computer with a price-tag significantly lower than its previous products and targeted at...

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Vodafone to make phones double as credit cards

    Mobile telecoms firm Vodafone plans to offer customers the ability to use their mobile phones as a type of mobile credit card for...

  • February 14, 2002 14 Feb'02

    E-voting trials will test the public's enthusiasm

    An independent review body has urged caution before e-voting is widely used in UK elections.

  • February 14, 2002 14 Feb'02

    Lords Chinook challenge

    The Government expects to have a debate in the House of Lords on last week's select committee report on the fatal crash of...

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    iPlanet upgrades focus on scalability

    Sun Microsystems improve performance and scalability on the updated versions of its iPlanet Messaging and Calendar Servers.

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    HP cuts prices on Intel servers and appliances

    Hewlett-Packard has cut prices by up to 31% on some of its low-end Intel-based servers and server appliances in North America.

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    Siemens to stay single in mobile phone market

    Siemens announced it is no longer seeking a merger candidate for its mobile phone division, but will enter into limited...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    C2000 targets health

    Computer 2000 is to target resellers focused on the healthcare sector following its appointment as the exclusive distributor of...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Microsoft may call Gates to testify

    Microsoft is considering calling its company chairman Bill Gates to the witness stand in the remedy phase of its antitrust trial....

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    MXT technology doubles server memory, says IBM

    IBM has unveiled new Memory eXpansion Technology (MXT) that can give administrators the ability to double the memory of a...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    RLX to launch Intel-based blade servers

    RLX Technologies is expected to extend its blade server line up in two weeks time with the launch of its first Intel-based...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Handspring launches US Treo online

    Handheld device maker Handspring has begun selling its Treo 180 communicator, a combined mobile phone and PDA on its US Web site.

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    MasterCard and CertaPay offer P2P payments

    MasterCard International (MCI) and Toronto-based CertaPay have announced an alliance to promote the adoption of peer to peer...

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Toshiba and SanDisk develop 1Gbit flash chip

    Toshiba and SanDisk, have developed a flash memory chip that can hold up to 1Gbits, enough for two minutes of moving images.

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Sun shines on Linux

    In a dramatic u-turn in the company's operating systems strategy, server giant Sun Microsystems has announced a major Linux...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Compaq vanquishes appliance servers with its Proliant blades

    Compaq claims it has condemned appliance servers to niche markets with the release of its blade servers. The company believes...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    HP carves blade standard

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled an open specification for blade servers, the server format aimed at making best use of limited data...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Government accused of NHS bookings backtrack

    Health secretary Alan Milburn has been accused of backtracking on a key election manifesto pledge on the NHS which guaranteed a...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    IT sheds nerd image

    The results of the largest ever survey, backed by Computer Weekly, of IT professionals will be announced at the Building...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    PDA sales slow, but double digit growth forecasted

    While the hype surrounding wireless services seems to be growing, sales of personal digital assistants (PDAs), the devices needed...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Amsterdam airport starts biometric security business

    Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group is to offer its self-service border control system with iris recognition to other...

  • February 06, 2002 06 Feb'02

    IBM concentrates on IntelliStation brand

    Computing giant IBM has announced a unified line of IntelliStation workstations which will consolidate its Intel-based and...

  • February 06, 2002 06 Feb'02

    IBM consolidates workstations

    Combining both its Intel-based and RISC-based workstations under a single brand, IBM has announced a unified line of...

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    IBM releases energy-saving ThinkPad

    IBM Japan has unveiled a new ThinkPad notebook computer that can automatically shift its power source from an AC adapter to a...

  • February 01, 2002 01 Feb'02

    Server market slowing down

    Though the worldwide server market saw continued growth in 2001, the annual growth rate in unit shipments for the year was at its...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: Open source lab targets telecom market

    A new industry working group has been created to create standards aimed at pushing Linux into the specialised world of...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: HP devoted to Linux

    This year will be the breakout period for enterprise Linux deployments, Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer Carly Fiorina...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Oracle's business to run on Linux

    Oracle is about to replace three Unix servers that run the bulk of its business applications with a cluster of Intel servers...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Pogo offers high-speed Net access mobile

    A mobile phone/PDA that gives high-speed Internet access using a new compression method has been launched by Pogo, writes Antony...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Prototype phone boosts speech recognition quality

    Motorola and speech recognition software maker SpeechWorks International have developed a prototype phone that they say will help...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Directors cause helpdesk headaches

    Board-level users - who constitute 5% of the average company's workforce - cause more headaches for IT helpdesks than any other...

  • January 31, 2002 31 Jan'02

    Firms need document safeguards

    Of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question, only 61% said they were confident their...

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    AMD pushes Mobile Duron to 1.2GHz

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new versions of its Mobile Duron processor.

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    Microsoft forms mobility advisory council

    Microsoft has launched an invitation-only arm of its Mobility Solutions Partner Program (MSPP).

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    SGI readies visual area networks

    The evolution of distributed, collaborative computing has taken another step forward with Silicon Graphics (SGI) unveiling...

  • January 30, 2002 30 Jan'02

    Cash-strapped MoD puts off joined-up stores system

    Concerns about funding have forced the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to put on hold an ambitious modernisation project for its stores...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    Gateway follows job cuts with price cuts

    Less than a week after announcing plans to slash 2,250 jobs, Gateway has announced a series of price cuts.

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    LinuxWorld: Group plans carrier-grade Linux

    A group of major hardware and software vendors are expected to use the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo to announce a new version...

  • January 29, 2002 29 Jan'02

    HP unveils new Linux servers and support

    Hewlett-Packard is to unveil new hardware and support for the Linux operating system, designed to encourage telecoms customers to...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    IBM distributors clear Unix server backlog

    IBM Unix server distributors claimed to have broken the back of supply problems last week, which had led to a backlog in orders...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    AMD boosts speed of Athlon 4 for notebooks

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced availability of its mobile Athlon 4 processor 1500+, the company's first laptop...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Intel cuts prices by up to 18%

    Chip giant Intel has cut prices on some of its Pentium 4 and Celeron desktop processors as well as on two Xeon server and...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    EC to probe HP/Compaq merger

    The European Commission for Competition is set to launch a full-blown investigation of the proposed $20bn (£14.2bn) merger of...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Palm rolls out wireless i705

    Palm's latest handheld computer, the wireless-ready Palm i705, went on sale in New York shops on Thursday (24 January).

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Compaq raises revenue estimates for 2002

    A week after beating analyst expectations for its fourth quarter Compaq has raised its earnings estimate for its fiscal 2002...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    Via chief predicts chips will bounce back

    The head of one of Taiwan's largest semiconductor makers has said he believes the industry has already seen the worst of the...

  • January 25, 2002 25 Jan'02

    RIM promises voice-enabled PDA

    Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to deliver a handheld device offering both voice and data support following a tie-up between...

  • January 25, 2002 25 Jan'02

    Cheap mainframe to lure Linux users

    IBM plans to unveil a new Linux-only mainframe in March that will cost about half the price of its current products.

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    MPs denounce census Web site's 'total failure'

    MPs have expressed their concern at the problems that have dogged the launch of the 1901 UK census Web site.

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    IBM takes on Dell in Intel server market

    IBM has introduced new technologies for its eServer xSeries line of Intel-based servers that the company claimed would increase...

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    Computastars

    On your marks, get set, go and register for Computastars, the IT industry's very own sporting extravaganza

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    Insurer adds e-dealing to wealth management system

    CGNU, the UK's largest insurer, has delivered the first transactional elements of its controversial e-business strategy with the...

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    IT chiefs: 'ILA won't affect us'

    The collapse of the ILA scheme will not lead to a shortfall in basic IT skills in the workforce in the coming year, according to...

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    Mobile computing need not be second best

    Intel has introduced a new breed of mobile processors based on 0.13-micron chip fabrication in a bid to tackle the trade-off...

  • January 22, 2002 22 Jan'02

    NEC launches 64Mbit RAM for mobile devices

    NEC has begun shipping samples of 64Mbit mobile-specified RAM chips.

  • January 18, 2002 18 Jan'02

    Microsoft revenue up but legal costs hit profits

    Strong sales of its Windows XP operating system and Xbox video game console boosted revenue for software giant Microsoft, but the...

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Network allows flexible working

    Surrey Council is totally revamping its networks to enable flexible work practices. Karl Cushing reports

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Banks back online B2B payment

    An ambitious Internet payment service for the business-to-business market has taken a major step forward with the announcement of...

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Few firms have mobile plans

    The majority of UK companies are not planning any mobile commerce projects this year, according to the results of this week's...

  • January 17, 2002 17 Jan'02

    Initiative aims to recruit more women to IT

    Schools are being urged to set up all-girl computer clubs as part of a government-backed programme to persuade more young women...

  • January 14, 2002 14 Jan'02

    Intel chief technology officerputs his chips on the table

    Pat Gelsinger, vice president and chief technology officer at Intel, answers questions on emerging technologies that will affect...

  • January 11, 2002 11 Jan'02

    Intel shows mobile Pentium 4-based notebook

    Intel revealed its upcoming mobile Pentium 4 processor by using notebooks from Toshiba, Micron PC and Gateway for demonstrations...

  • January 10, 2002 10 Jan'02

    Users take action over HP3000

    The UK Hewlett-Packard Computer Users' Association (HPCUA) is to hold an emergency meeting following HP's announcement of the...

  • January 10, 2002 10 Jan'02

    Census site buckles under demand

    As the first online UK census site buckled under demand, its designers, a public private partnership, claimed it was the victim...

  • January 10, 2002 10 Jan'02

    Sun loses number one Unix spot

    Sun Microsystems is no longer the number one Unix server maker in Western Europe.

  • January 10, 2002 10 Jan'02

    Build on existing work practices

    Printer and copier company Xerox UK has developed an internal knowledge management (KM) system, called Eureka, which has been so...

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    Microsoft launches WinCE .net

    Microsoft has launched its Windows CE embedded mobile operating system, codenamed Talisker, which is geared towards the company's...

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    Intel ups speed on Pentium III server chips

    Intel has increased the speed on the server version of its Pentium III chip from 1.26GHz to 1.4GHz

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    Size matters at Maxtor

    Maxtor has launched what it claims to be the world's biggest external hard drive.

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    Sharp to produce double-sided displays

    Sharp has announced plans to start mass production of a newly developed double-sided LCD in May.

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    HP customers fear for post merger support

    Hewlett-Packard customers are getting increasingly anxious about ongoing product support as they await the results of an upcoming...

  • January 09, 2002 09 Jan'02

    IBM puts Sequent users on upgrade path

    The computing giant is planning to introduce a new server family at the March CeBit trade show that is designed to provide...

  • January 08, 2002 08 Jan'02

    RedHat releases 64-bit Itanium version of Linux

    Open source software company Red Hat has released a version of its Linux operating system for Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor.

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Intel and AMD unveil high speed chips

    Intel is hoping to steal a march on rival chip-maker AMD by using smaller circuits to increase the clock speeds of its Pentium 4...

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    New iMac looks like a desk lamp

    Having promised a new consumer product that is "innovative, revolutionary and different," Apple Computer is expected to take the...

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Ask Jeeves looks to Teoma for answers

    Search engine Ask Jeeves is to roll out new technology designed to analyse Web page subject matter and unearth community...

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Toshiba develops 30Gbyte rewritable optical disc

    Toshiba is set to unveil a new rewritable optical disc with a capacity of 30Gbytes per-layer, per-side and a companion read/write...

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    New process heralds Intel 3GHz P4 chips

    Chip manufacturer Intel is promising 3 GHz Pentium 4 (P4 ) processors by the end of 2002, thanks to the a new fabrication...

  • January 07, 2002 07 Jan'02

    Asda U-turn on home shopping

    Supermarket giant Asda is cutting two central distribution depots and making its @t Home online shopping service store-based in a...

  • January 04, 2002 04 Jan'02

    PC vendors ready 2.2GHz Pentium 4 systems

    PC makers are preparing computer systems loaded with Intel's new 2.2GHz Pentium 4 processor, due to launch on 7 January.

  • January 04, 2002 04 Jan'02

    IT directors expect 4% budget growth

    European chief information officers (CIOs) and IT directors expect a 4% increase in IT budgets this year, compared to an actual...

  • January 03, 2002 03 Jan'02

    HP launches new notebooks and networking tools

    Hewlett-Packard has introduced two new notebook PCs and an array of home networking products.

  • January 03, 2002 03 Jan'02

    Intel to launch 2.2GHz Pentium 4 chip

    Intel is expected to launch its 2.2GHz Pentium 4 microprocessor on 7 January. The chip made it debut appearance last week in...

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