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  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    No worries on training fraud

    Only 10% of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll said that their companies...

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    No Tech Data surplus marketplace for UK

    Tech Data is launching an online excess inventory marketplace for resellers, but its UK subsidiary, Computer 2000, has no such...

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Server giants flash their blades

    Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have used the Comdex trade show to outline its plans for high-density server blade products.

  • November 14, 2001 14 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Intel targets ultra-dense server market

    Intel used Comdex as a launch platform for a chip designed exclusively for ultra-dense servers.

  • November 13, 2001 13 Nov'01

    AMD launches high speed chips

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched the latest versions of its mobile processors, the 1.2GHz mobile Athlon 4 and 950MHz...

  • November 13, 2001 13 Nov'01

    IBM tops supercomputer speed list

    Researchers at the University of Mannheim and the University of Tennessee have released the 18th edition of the Top 500 list of...

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    IBM to build second Blue Gene supercomputer

    IBM has unveiled plans for a more powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer, as part of its ongoing Blue Gene research project.

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: NEC to launch its first PDA

    NEC is to enter the US personal digital assistant (PDA) market with the introduction of its first Pocket PC device, the MobilePro...

  • November 12, 2001 12 Nov'01

    Comdex 2001: Intel demonstrates network roaming

    Intel hopes to reveal its vision of the future of mobile computing, with the demonstration of "intelligent roaming" technology...

  • November 09, 2001 09 Nov'01

    Schools fail Net test

    Britain's schools are failing to offer enough pupils access to the Internet, despite a sharp increase in the number of computers...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    CE.net offers support for Bluetooth

    The next version of Microsoft's operating system for mobile devices will support the Bluetooth communication technology, writes...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    Early adopters share XPeriences

    Windows XP has been out for two weeks and Computer Weekly readers have been e-mailing us to describe their particular Windows...

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    IBM pins hope on pixie dust

    IBM launched three hard disk drive products this week - the Deskstar 120GXP, the Travelstar 60GH and the Travelstar 40GN - that...

  • November 07, 2001 07 Nov'01

    TDK releases Bluetooth device for Palm

    TDK Systems Europe is shipping a Bluetooth-enabled device for Palm handhelds.

  • November 07, 2001 07 Nov'01

    Hewlett family to vote against Compaq merger

    The children of Hewlett-Packard's co-founder, William Hewlett, have announced that they would contest the merger if a vote were...

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Dell brings NAS systems in-house

    The build-to-order computer maker Dell has unveiled three general-duty network-attached storage (NAS) systems: the PowerVault...

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Network printers could compromise security

    Attackers could be using your printer networks to launch denial-of-service attacks, according to US researchers.

  • November 06, 2001 06 Nov'01

    Dell defies slump in workstation sales

    While worldwide sales of workstations fell by 17% in the third quarter of 2001, Dell and IBM bucked the downward trend, according...

  • November 05, 2001 05 Nov'01

    Intel to demo new chip at Comdex

    Intel will demonstrate the first 0.13-micron Pentium 4 processors at the Comdex computer industry trade show in Las Vegas

  • November 02, 2001 02 Nov'01

    Palm announces price cuts

    Palm has cut the price of its high-end colour handheld and launched a promotional offer on several other models.

  • November 02, 2001 02 Nov'01

    Funlove virus found in Warner Bros DVD

    Warner Bros has recalled an interactive DVD featuring The Powerpuff Girls animated cartoon after the Funlove computer virus was...

  • November 01, 2001 01 Nov'01

    Intel to throttle Pentium 4 to 3GHz next year

    Chip giant Intel will take its flagship Pentium 4 desktop processors to speeds reaching 3GHz by the end of 2002.

  • November 01, 2001 01 Nov'01

    Over 50 and e-enabled

    As part of last year's E-Business Month, we offered ITers over the age of 50 the chance to learn e-business skills. Howard Rhind...

  • November 01, 2001 01 Nov'01

    Long Reach Ethernet may have a short life

    Analysts have warned users considering implementing Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) technology to consider other options.

  • November 01, 2001 01 Nov'01

    Treasury abandons plans for gilt market e-trading system

    Plans to develop a single electronic trading system for the multibillion-pound government bond market have been scrapped.

  • October 31, 2001 31 Oct'01

    New printers for October

    A high-speed output of both colour and monochrome printer news has flooded the printer market.

  • October 30, 2001 30 Oct'01

    Intel cuts Pentium prices

    Intel has cut the prices of its three fastest Pentium 4 processors and of some of its 0.13-micron Pentium III Processor-M chips.

  • October 30, 2001 30 Oct'01

    New 6 teraflop supercomputer unveiled

    A 6 teraflop Terascale supercomputer to be used for severe-weather forecasting, earthquake modelling and other projects has been...

  • October 29, 2001 29 Oct'01

    Microsoft unveils Tablet PC with XP

    Microsoft gave users at its Professional Developers Conference a glimpse of what it believes will be the next major advance in...

  • October 26, 2001 26 Oct'01

    HP rolls out budget print service

    Print clustering, automatic toner ordering and a fixed price monthly leasing service are all part of Hewlett-Packard's new...

  • October 26, 2001 26 Oct'01

    RSA reassures users over bug fix

    RSA Security has admitted that it received calls from users concerned about reports of security holes in its software.

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Reuters frees staff with global wireless network

    Reuters has completed the first phase in a global wireless Lan roll-out. Its aim is to simplify network upgrades and allow staff...

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Canadians to aid UK's e-gov plans

    BT has announced a partnership with Canadian IT specialist CGI to help UK local authorities meet their 2005 target for getting...

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Criminal records system faces a second delay

    The launch of the Government's central Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has been postponed for a second time, as predicted by public...

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    P2P used in search for cure for Alzheimer's

    Medical researchers in the US are to use peer-to-peer (P2P) technology from Intel to help research into Alzheimer's disease.

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    IT managers reject ageism claims

    The vast majority of companies are prepared to employ IT staff over 40, according to the IT managers surveyed in this week's...

  • October 24, 2001 24 Oct'01

    Compaq reports loss after troubled quarter

    Compaq failed to meet lowered earnings expectations for the third quarter, following a streak of bad luck that chief executive...

  • October 23, 2001 23 Oct'01

    Rambus boosts data transfer speeds with Yellowstone

    Rambus has developed a new signalling technology that could boost the speed at which data can travel between chips inside a PC.

  • October 22, 2001 22 Oct'01

    WTC trading desks will cost $3.2bn to rebuild

    Financial services companies affected by the destruction of the World Trade Centre face massive costs to rebuild their IT...

  • October 22, 2001 22 Oct'01

    Intel launches barrage of new mobile chips

    Intel is pressing ahead with the launch of 12 new mobile chips, despite more figures showing that PC shipments worldwide are in...

  • October 19, 2001 19 Oct'01

    Procter & Gamble bet on slashing support costs

    Manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble is deploying an automated support system across its 100,000 desktops in a bid to improve...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    DRAM prices to keep plunging

    Weakened by a collapse in prices that began over a year ago, the world's dynamic random access memory (DRAM) manufacturers will...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    Apple meets profit target in tough quarter

    Apple has reported fourth quarter earnings that exceed analysts' estimates, ending a tough quarter with some upward momentum with...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    AMD offers honesty on chip speeds

    Last week AMD launched its latest Athlon XP processors together with a risky, if honest, new strategy. The company is to rate its...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    Patients in drug trials to get handheld devices

    Pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca is planning to roll out handheld devices for use in its clinical drug testing trials

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    Treo chic puts PDA on phone

    Integrated computing and telephony could come a step closer with the release, early next year, of Handspring's two personal...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    Chinook pilots may have been unable to slow down, squadron leader tells Lords

    The pilots of Chinook ZD576, which crashed in Scotland in 1994, may have been unable to slow down as they approached the Mull of...

  • October 18, 2001 18 Oct'01

    Nokia uses GSM to access wireless networks

    Nokia and the Finnish telecoms company, Sonera, have completed their first joint tests for using a combination of GSM and SIM...

  • October 17, 2001 17 Oct'01

    Apple upgrades laptop range

    Apple Computer announced upgraded versions of its mobile computers, the high-end PowerBook G4 and the consumer-orientated iBook.

  • October 17, 2001 17 Oct'01

    NEC and Microsoft to work on server development

    NEC and Microsoft have announced a strengthening of their relationship in the field of fault-tolerant, highly reliable and...

  • October 16, 2001 16 Oct'01

    Intel to reveal new plans at Microprocessor Forum

    PC chipmaker Intel will continue to preach "more than gigahertz" at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose this week.

  • October 15, 2001 15 Oct'01

    Handspring unveils PDA phones

    Handspring has launched a new product range which integrates phone capabilities with PDA functionality.

  • October 12, 2001 12 Oct'01

    Net devices increase security risks

    Companies increase their chances of hacker attack as they begin delivering their content and services to mobile devices, consoles...

  • October 12, 2001 12 Oct'01

    Fujitsu Siemens misses revenue target

    PC manufacturer Fujitsu Siemens Computers has failed to meet its own target for revenue in the fiscal first half-year. The...

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    HP and Compaq see a wireless future

    Wireless integration projects and PC innovations will be big revenue drivers for the merged Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, the...

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    Compaq recalls laptops

    Compaq has recalled 1.4 million faulty notebook power supply units following reports of a potential fire hazard. The recall...

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    UK users miss out on discounts

    Corporate users in the UK are missing out on payment scheme deals currently available in the US.

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    Intel chips could hit 20GHz

    Intel has developed a chip packaging technology that could allow it to build processors with more than one billion transistors...

  • October 11, 2001 11 Oct'01

    IT chiefs do not want key escrow law

    The Government would not be justified in putting key escrow for encrypted e-mail into law, according to 55% of the IT managers...

  • October 10, 2001 10 Oct'01

    IBM launches new desktop and notebook machines

    IBM has announced the US release of four new ThinkPad notebook and three new NetVista desktop PCs.

  • October 10, 2001 10 Oct'01

    Crusoe 5800 fails to meet deadline

    Semiconductor maker Transmeta has admitted that it missed a deadline to ship a new chip to manufacturers for a line of fast,...

  • October 08, 2001 08 Oct'01

    Microsoft offers hosting service through XP

    Users of Microsoft's new Windows XP operating system will be able to store a variety of files in an online storage bin hosted by...

  • October 05, 2001 05 Oct'01

    Senate committee tackles IT protection

    On 4 October US legislators brought together the various heads of critical infrastructure groups to assess the level of...

  • October 05, 2001 05 Oct'01

    Vendors reveal new handhelds for Pocket PC 2002

    Vendors have unveiled a series of new devices to coincide with the 4 October launch of Microsoft's new Pocket PC 2002 operating...

  • October 05, 2001 05 Oct'01

    Compaq recalls 1.4 million notebook power supplies.

    Compaq has recalled 1.4 million faulty notebook power supply units following reports of a potential fire hazard. The recall...

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    Microsoft launches Pocket PC 2002

    Microsoft unveiled its new Pocket PC operating system with a set of features that it believes will make the operating system...

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    UK IT managers back early warning system

    IT managers have backed calls for an international early warning system for virus attacks.

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    Dell offers new Latitude to mobile users

    PC maker Dell is offering a new Latitude C610 notebook PC with extended battery life of up to eight hours.

  • October 04, 2001 04 Oct'01

    Dell offers new Latitude to mobile users

    PC maker Dell is offering a new Latitude C610 notebook PC with extended battery life of up to eight hours.

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Microsoft tools aid mobile mail

    Microsoft is to make it easier to access corporate e-mail from mobile devices and simplify migration to Exchange from competing...

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Pocket PC woos corporate users

    The extra business functionality in the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for mobile devices will encourage more...

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    What makes IT staff successful?

    A scheme to collect objective data on the underlying skills required to succeed as an IT professional is due to be launched on 25...

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Key escrow back on Blair's agenda

    US terrorist attacks revive costly plans that will "deliver no benefit"

  • October 01, 2001 01 Oct'01

    Intel launches new mobile processors

    Intel has launched 12 new mobile processors, ranging from its fastest mobile chip yet to the first .13 micron version of its...

  • October 01, 2001 01 Oct'01

    Intel launches new mobile processors

    Intel has launched 12 new mobile processors, ranging from its fastest mobile chip yet to the first .13 micron version of its...

  • September 28, 2001 28 Sep'01

    New law will treat hackers as terrorists

    The US Congress is considering new legislation to combat terrorism that, according to the civil liberties group Electronic...

  • September 28, 2001 28 Sep'01

    DoCoMo says 3G users will spend more

    NTT DoCoMo president, Keiji Tachikawa, said he expects users of the company's new Foma 3G mobile phone service will spend at...

  • September 28, 2001 28 Sep'01

    GDS companies help travel agents

    Two global distribution systems have announced that they will ease booking requirements for their customers in a move to assist...

  • September 28, 2001 28 Sep'01

    BCS extends support for IT workers of tomorrow

    The BCS is expanding its support to schools at a time when teachers and parents are facing challenges ranging from Internet...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Intel launches telematics developers programme

    Intel is to launch a Web-based community to assist developers of hands-free phones, automobile navigation systems and other...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Toshiba offers dual standards

    Toshiba is to launch two notebook computers aimed at business travellers, that offer support for both the 802.11b and Bluetooth...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Ten years of getting it mostly right

    As Jack Schofield points out in his column this week, he has been a regular columnist with Computer Weekly for a decade, writes...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Still looking forward into the unknown

    When this column first appeared, 10 years ago this week, the computer world was a different place. Mainstream data processing was...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    BT Cellnet adds always-on e-mail

    BT Cellnet has finally released its wireless e-mail service based on Research in Motion's (RIM) Blackberry device, writes Daniel...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Telecoms make transatlantic surgery possible

    Surgeons in New York removed the gall bladder of a woman in France using high-speed telecommunications and sophisticated surgical...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    The human element is the critical factor

    E-business technology cannot, on its own, improve inventory management - it simply contributes to it

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    UK should learn e-business from Canada

    The UK should learn e-commerce lessons from its international competitors and apply them in this country, according to Labour MP...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Chip gives HP servers 30% boost

    Hewlett-Packard has pressed ahead with its PA-Risc development by releasing a chip designed to improve the performance of its...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Firms don't review disaster plans

    Of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll, 56% said their company has not...

  • September 27, 2001 27 Sep'01

    Nimda worm costs firms dear

    The Nimda virus, which caused havoc around the world last week, will cost businesses more to clean up than any virus attack so...

  • September 26, 2001 26 Sep'01

    Sun-led alliance to compete with Microsoft Passport

    Sun Microsystems has brought together a host of companies to offer an alternative to Microsoft's Passport online authentication...

  • September 26, 2001 26 Sep'01

    Compaq launches new Evo products

    Compaq Computer has unveiled four new products within its Evo family of business PCs and announced plans for leasing the products...

  • September 25, 2001 25 Sep'01

    Vendors debut USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 peripherals

    Japanese vendors took the wraps off a wide range of IEEE1394-based products while also showing their first devices supporting the...

  • September 25, 2001 25 Sep'01

    Sony unveils new Vaio notebooks

    Sony claims that its autumn line-up of Vaio notebook computers will have faster microprocessors and larger displays than previous...

  • September 24, 2001 24 Sep'01

    IBM deploys new NetVista M-Series PCs

    IBM has introduced three new PCs to its NetVista line of desktop computers. The new NetVista M-Series PCs quietly appeared on Big...

  • September 24, 2001 24 Sep'01

    Microsoft remedies as "radical" as break up

    The next phase of the Microsoft antitrust case, to decide what remedies to impose on the software giant, could be as protracted...

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