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  • 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...

  • September 07, 2001 07 Sep'01

    Intel lowers Q3 revenue expectations

    Intel has released a statement saying that its third-quarter revenue is expected to be slightly down on earlier predictions.

  • September 07, 2001 07 Sep'01

    Microsoft may be forced to open its Windows XP operating system to competitors -- and other news

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  • September 06, 2001 06 Sep'01

    New online tax-collection for US businesses

    The US Treasury and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are about to launch a Web-based version of the Electronic Federal Tax...

  • September 06, 2001 06 Sep'01

    IBM unveils its "fastest ever" Unix server

    IBM has used its Web site to provide details of a new Unix server, touting the processors in the pSeries 660 6M1 as the company's...

  • September 06, 2001 06 Sep'01

    IBM unveils its "fastest ever" Unix server

    IBM has used its Web site to provide details of a new Unix server, touting the processors in the pSeries 660 6M1 as the company's...

  • September 05, 2001 05 Sep'01

    Let computers make the decisions

    Intel is working on ways to enable computers to anticipate user needs and act on their behalf - a move that could help companies...

  • September 05, 2001 05 Sep'01

    Let computers make the decisions

    Intel is working on ways to enable computers to anticipate user needs and act on their behalf - a move that could help companies...

  • September 05, 2001 05 Sep'01

    Sleeping circuits awaken hopes for notebook PC energy savings

    Intel has promised radically improved performance and reduced power consumption for mobile devices with the release of a...

  • September 04, 2001 04 Sep'01

    HP/Compaq: When the dust settles

    Users of high-end IBM and Sun equipment could benefit from the HP/Compaq merger once the new company begins to consolidate its...

  • September 04, 2001 04 Sep'01

    HP/Compaq face service business problems

    Hewlett-Packard's merger with Compaq creates an organisation rivalling IBM in size and aiming to match Big Blue's success as a...

  • September 04, 2001 04 Sep'01

    HP-Compaq merger brings competitor opportunities

    With Hewlett-Packard and Compaq focused on merging, the field has been left clear for rivals to start poaching customers, a...

  • September 03, 2001 03 Sep'01

    Cyber-stalking crackdown in South Australia

    The state of South Australia is on the verge of outlawing cyber-stalking. People who use computer technology to cause physical or...

  • August 31, 2001 31 Aug'01

    Arapahoe gains support from heavyweights

    A new PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) interface called Arapahoe gained momentum on 29 August as 22 industry-leading...

  • August 31, 2001 31 Aug'01

    Arapahoe gains support from heavyweights

    A new PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) interface called Arapahoe gained momentum on 29 August as 22 industry-leading...

  • August 31, 2001 31 Aug'01

    Shaky start for Tokyo Bluetooth trials

    Slow transmission speeds, shorter ranges and absent Handspring PDAs made for a shaky start to the first public trials of...

  • August 31, 2001 31 Aug'01

    Microsoft under EC's investigation radar -- and other news



    Europe enters Microsoft investigation
    All the papers carry the news that the European Commission has expanded its investigation into Microsoft to...

  • August 30, 2001 30 Aug'01

    US eyes European PC market

    A study carried out by Nielsen//NetRatings has suggested that US-based PC makers may target Europe as a potentially lucrative...

  • August 30, 2001 30 Aug'01

    AMD hit by flash-memory slump

    A financial forecast update from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) predicts that the company will continue to be hampered by a...

  • August 30, 2001 30 Aug'01

    Slow market spells trouble for Sun

    Sun Microsystems warned that slow order rates for the company's hardware, particularly in Europe and Japan, will make it tough...

  • August 30, 2001 30 Aug'01

    Slow market spells trouble for Sun

    Sun Microsystems warned that slow order rates for the company's hardware, particularly in Europe and Japan, will make it tough...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    NHS staff need basic IT training

    Urgent work needs to be done to improve the IT skills of hundreds of thousands of NHS staff, according to a report from the NHS...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Fraud cops need cyber training

    Fraud squad detectives require substantial training in the specialist techniques needed to uncover and investigate cybercrime,...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Birth defect warning on PC waste

    Companies that dump their old computers in landfill sites rather than recycling them risk damaging public health, industry...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    ECDL interest grows as IT milestone is reached

    The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification is gaining momentum. In a report to mark the one millionth candidate,...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Drag the law into the 21st century

    The prosecution of a 19-year-old hacker in July revealed snags in the very fabric of UK law regarding computer crime.

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    CA board wins battle for control

    Computer Associates (CA) shareholders have rebuffed Sam Wyly's dramatic bid to shake up the company's board of directors.

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Veridian aids US anti-hacker drive

    In a coded reference to China, the US Defence Intelligence Agency has enlisted the help of the security firm Veridian in its...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    Kyocera claims colour printing cost breakthrough

    A new printing technology from Kyocera Mita can reduce the high running costs associated with colour printing by two-thirds, the...

  • August 28, 2001 28 Aug'01

    NTT closes in on 3G video streaming

    NTT DoCoMo and PacketVideo have completed work on their jointly developed platform for streaming live video content over NTT...

  • August 23, 2001 23 Aug'01

    Religion beats IT in GCSE options

    The number of students passing GCSE examinations in information technology rose to an all-time high this year. But IT pupils were...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    Young people more attracted to IT

    The number of young people studying computing has increased sharply following the introduction of the one-year AS-level...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    Computing A-level makes 11-year-old record-breaker

    An 11-year-old girl has won a place in the record books after passing A-level computing.

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    Revenue wants to refund money

    Nearly 150,000 taxpayers may be eligible for a refund of an average of £148 following problems with Inland Revenue's computer...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    Who started the supplier slump?

    In the week that Fujitsu announced an impending cull of 16,400 jobs worldwide, it may sound naive to herald the end of the...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    Advisory firms back Wyly in CA fight

    The proxy fight by Computer Associates (CA) shareholder Sam Wyly to alter the composition of the company's board of directors...

  • August 22, 2001 22 Aug'01

    IBM boasts self-healing server

    IBM has offered a glimpse of an upcoming server that makes use of self-diagnosing and self-healing features designed to make it...

  • August 20, 2001 20 Aug'01

    Informatica targets AS/400 market

    With up to 70% of data still sitting on legacy systems, analytics provider, Informatica, has released two new products aimed at...

  • August 17, 2001 17 Aug'01

    Dell comfortable with $101m loss

    Strong sales outside the US have allowed Dell to return financial figures largely in line with market expectations.

  • August 17, 2001 17 Aug'01

    Microsoft plans Web server

    Responding to the growing popularity of server appliances, Microsoft plans to roll out a dedicated Web server early next year as...

  • August 15, 2001 15 Aug'01

    Euro VAT calculator sits idle

    A Customs & Excise computer system for handling VAT payments in euros has dealt with less than 10 transactions since the launch...

  • August 15, 2001 15 Aug'01

    Twenty years and counting for the IBM PC

    A generation has now grown up with the IBM Personal Computer, which celebrated its 20th birthday on Sunday. They don't know what...

  • August 14, 2001 14 Aug'01

    Intel to reveal 2GHz Xeon chip

    Intel plans to show off its fastest processor to date for workstations and servers at the Siggraph 2001 computer graphics trade...

  • August 14, 2001 14 Aug'01

    Intel to reveal 2GHz Xeon chip

    Intel plans to show off its fastest processor to date for workstations and servers at the Siggraph 2001 computer graphics trade...

  • August 13, 2001 13 Aug'01

    ISS rejects Wyly's CA takeover bid

    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a proxy voting advisory service, is urging Computer Associates (CA) shareholders to...

  • August 13, 2001 13 Aug'01

    Web cam coffee pot served up in auction

    It is perhaps the most famous coffee pot in the world, and now it has become one of the most expensive.

  • August 13, 2001 13 Aug'01

    NHS sets up records advisory group

    An advisory group has been set up to help NHS organisations developing electronic patient records (EPR) systems.

  • August 12, 2001 12 Aug'01

    SunGard bids for Comdisco assets

    Financial services company SunGard Data Systems has offered $775m (£543m) for the computer services unit of recently bankrupt...

  • August 10, 2001 10 Aug'01

    Code Red costs top $2bn

    The worldwide labour costs associated with cleaning up the Code Red worm and its variants, including the still-rampaging Code Red...

  • August 10, 2001 10 Aug'01

    Boost to IBM grid strategy

    IBM has received a massive boost to its Grid Computing strategy, thanks to a $53m (£37m) investment in the technology by the US...

  • August 10, 2001 10 Aug'01

    Volunteer families to shape tomorrow's digital world

    The UK government's aim to use digital television as a tool for bridging the digital divide will be boosted by the first Go...

  • May 24, 2001 24 May'01

    Dell driven upmarket as PCs become commodities

    The current downturn in the IT market could herald a sea change in the technology sector that could see the disappearance of the...

  • May 24, 2001 24 May'01

    IBM's "pixie dust" promises to quadruple disc space

    IBM announced this week that it has begun mass-producing a magnetic coating technology that will eventually allow a quadrupling...

  • May 23, 2001 23 May'01

    FBI cyber crime unit running on half staff

    Staff shortages at the FBI's computer crime unit prevented the public being alerted to damaging computer viruses, the US Congress...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    Microsoft to provide content for Handspring users

    Handspring and Palm may be battling hard against Microsoft's PocketPCs in the PDA market, but that has not stopped Handspring...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    Companies could face litigation over IT security breaches

    Companies that do not have adequate security in place to protect their IT assets are opening themselves up to lawsuits, warn...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    Compaq offers wireless modules on new notebooks

    Compaq has introduced a new line of portable computers that feature interchangeable wireless modules, allowing users to switch...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    Andreessen: Bet on telecom standards, not vendors

    Telecommunications companies can better serve their customers and their own business interests by giving up the outdated concept...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    Intel rolls out Xeon chips with NetBurst

    Intel has rolled out its first post-Pentium III Xeon chips. The dual-processor chips, called Xeon processors, now ship with...

  • May 22, 2001 22 May'01

    European e-commerce still on a roll, report says

    Consumer e-commerce is continuing to boom in the European Union, despite the problems bedevilling service providers, a report...

  • May 18, 2001 18 May'01

    Synstar sells off Italian arm for a £4.5m deficit

    Synstar has disposed of the Italian branch of it business, Synstar Computer Services SpA (SCS SpA) and its subsidiaries for a...

  • May 18, 2001 18 May'01

    AOC sets its sights on a place at the top

    Monitor manufacturer AOC is hoping to capitalise on the anticipated consolidation in the UK market this summer and, as a result,...

  • May 18, 2001 18 May'01

    A year of appliance servers

    In May last year, we reported that many vendors had begun to move into the appliance server market, listing all the usual...

  • May 18, 2001 18 May'01

    C2000 updates on-line return facility

    Computer 2000 has claimed to be processing up to 40 per cent of its returns every month via its e-commerce site and has updated...

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    Pinnacle to double reseller base

    Digital video specialist Pinnacle Systems is seeking to double its reseller base in the UK by tempting prospective partners into...

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    Microsoft is missing as the 64-bit party hots up

    Computer manufacturers are racing to be the first to market with 64-bit Intel-based servers and workstations. The first offerings...

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    UN plans cybercrime measures

    A report presented to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice has proposed a series of short-term...

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    HP hit hard by slowed consumer spending

    Hewlett-Packard met its own lowered expectations for its second quarter in what continues to be a tough economic climate for the...

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    Users urge IBM to resist marginalisation of iSeries

    Users and suppliers attending the Common User Group Conference in New Orleans this week called on IBM to help solve the skills...

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