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  • 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

    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 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 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...

  • September 21, 2001 21 Sep'01

    Tablet PC enters mass production

    First International Computer (FIC) is on the verge of beginning mass production of a tablet PC based on Transmeta's Crusoe...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Intel cancels 2GHz Xeon

    Intel has decided not to launch the expected 2GHz version of its Xeon processor for dual-processor servers this year, opting to...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Intel cancels 2GHz Xeon

    Intel has decided not to launch the expected 2GHz version of its Xeon processor for dual-processor servers this year, opting to...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    AMD to put Palomino on desktop

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to launch its first desktop processor based on the Palomino core.

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    AMD to put Palomino on desktop

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to launch its first desktop processor based on the Palomino core.

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    IT legal expert dies, aged 57

    Stephen Larner died last week, at the age of 57, from complications following the sudden onset of pancreatitis.

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Wall Street IT to cost £2.25bn

    Rebuilding the IT infrastructure of New York's Wall Street is expected to cost approximately £2.25bn, according to a report by...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Y2K hitch exposes NHS skills deficit

    Concerns have been raised over the lack of formally qualified IT staff in NHS laboratories following an inquiry into a Y2K...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Dell launches new workstation

    Dell started shipping a new workstation on 18 September, offering customers working with complex financial applications or...

  • September 19, 2001 19 Sep'01

    FBI warns of possible DDoS attacks

    The US-based National Infrastructure Protection Centre (NIPC), the FBI's cybersecurity agency, issued a warning of increased...

  • September 19, 2001 19 Sep'01

    Toshiba to roll out Bluetooth notebooks

    Toshiba America Information Systems is set for a Thursday roll-out of two notebooks with integrated Bluetooth capabilities aimed...

  • September 19, 2001 19 Sep'01

    Green light for digital police radio

    The Home Office and British Telecom are pressing ahead with the £2.9bn rollout of the Airwave digital radio service to every...

  • September 18, 2001 18 Sep'01

    EU approves Hitachi/LG joint venture

    The European Commission has given its consent to a joint venture between Hitachi and LG Electronics, arguing that the project...

  • September 17, 2001 17 Sep'01

    Suppliers help WTC crisis-hit clients

    Hardware vendors have set up crisis response teams and command centres to handle emergency requests for equipment from companies...

  • September 14, 2001 14 Sep'01

    E-business as usual

    A raft of research shows that, despite the dotcom slump, Internet strategies are still at the top of most companies' business...

  • September 14, 2001 14 Sep'01

    New York prepares for opening of markets

    The New York Stock Exchange and the Wall Street investment banks will switch on their computer systems on 15 September in...

  • September 14, 2001 14 Sep'01

    New York telcos battle to keep lines open

    US telecoms executives began outlining the damage done to the communications infrastructure by the terrorist attack on New York...

  • September 13, 2001 13 Sep'01

    Bluetooth fails to arrive again

    Bluetooth, the wireless technology which was predicted to take the world by storm last Christmas, is once again struggling to...

  • September 13, 2001 13 Sep'01

    Reuters ditches Notes

    Global information services company Reuters is switching its 6,000 Lotus Notes users to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. It said...

  • September 13, 2001 13 Sep'01

    Business reacts to US tragedy

    As this week's Computer Weekly went to press news was arriving of the unfolding tragedy in the US.

  • September 11, 2001 11 Sep'01

    Handhelds help milkmen deliver more

    Express Dairies, the UK's largest supplier of milk, has just completed a 19-month roll-out of specialised, hard-wearing Radex...

  • September 10, 2001 10 Sep'01

    Senate passes export control bill

    The US Senate has passed a bill that will revamp the way exports of computer equipment are controlled.

  • September 10, 2001 10 Sep'01

    New guidelines to help IT managers

    The British Standards Institute (BSI) is to launch new guidelines to aid IT departments in their attempts to overcome...

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