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  • April 30, 2001 30 Apr'01

    Delay in chip-making process could hurt AMD

    Although Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) keeps plans to change its chip making methods locked up tight, analysts are warning that...

  • March 25, 2001 25 Mar'01

    Full blown Location Based Services rolled out to mass market

  • March 21, 2001 21 Mar'01

    BA restores order after systems glitch

    British Airways (BA) has finally fixed the problems with its check-in systems, after a week of flight delays, cancellations and...

  • March 20, 2001 20 Mar'01

    Novell focuses on storage and services at Brainshare 2001

    Novell has unveiled its first branded hardware, alongside new e-services and management software, at its annual Brainshare user...

  • March 19, 2001 19 Mar'01

    BA flight chaos follows systems failure

    British Airways has cancelled over 100 flights and has taken on hundreds of staff to deal with the effects of a botched IT...

  • March 19, 2001 19 Mar'01

    Rural dealers affected by foot and mouth crisis

    Dealers selling into rural areas have seen orders drop off as customers become inaccessible and tighten their purse strings...

  • March 18, 2001 18 Mar'01

    BA admits systems upgrade caused delays

    British Airways has admitted that a systems upgrade was responsible for the problems which have delayed its flights around the...

  • March 15, 2001 15 Mar'01

    BA systems glitch delays flights

    British Airways flights around the world are being delayed due to glitches in two key computer systems.

  • March 14, 2001 14 Mar'01

    Psion guide to help companies through mobile device roll-out



    Daniel Thomas

    Psion has launched a guide to help companies manage the roll-out of mobile devices.

    The company will offer guidelines on...

  • March 14, 2001 14 Mar'01

    IBM invites bids in online server auction

    IBM is offering selected models of its pSeries Unix servers for auction via the eBay Internet trading site, writes Nicholas...

  • March 07, 2001 07 Mar'01

    NTO in demand for £15m skills plan

    The E-skills National Training Organisation (NTO) has started to put together the final draft of its recommendations to...

  • March 07, 2001 07 Mar'01

    Crimefighters funded

    The Government is to fund the £20m initiative, due to go operational in April, to tackle the growing threat of high tech crime.

  • March 05, 2001 05 Mar'01

    C2000 to focus on corporate market

    Computer 2000 plans to introduce an extension to its Clic2IT shopfront product aimed at smaller corporate resellers rather than...

  • March 04, 2001 04 Mar'01

    Compel sale completed after on-off drama

    Specialist Computer Holdings has acquired Compel for £18.5m in cash from Compelsource to expand its network outsourcing and...

  • February 28, 2001 28 Feb'01

    Intel saves up to $400m through P2P file-sharing

    Intel says it is saving up to $400m (£270m) a year by using the storage capabilities made available through peer-to-peer (P2P)...

  • February 22, 2001 22 Feb'01

    IT manager knocked over by CAI support costs

    An IT manager is scrapping his Computer Associates International backup software over a support charge that is many times the...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    Despite Net demand, job vacancies hit six-year low

    The number of job opportunities in the IT industry hit a six-year low last year, according to the latest figures from the...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    India's ITers flock to the UK

    More than 18,000 overseas IT professionals were granted entry permits to the UK last year - almost two thirds of them from India...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    NHS scheme lacks realism

    Doctors have attacked plans for a national patient booking computer scheme costing at least £70m as lacking in realism.

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    Kournikova virus spread faster than the Love Bug

    The VBS-based Kournikova virus, which spread by e-mailing itself to everyone in the address books of those who opened the...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    IT perv sent down

    A computer consultant from Hampstead who downloaded thousands of child porn photographs from the internet has been jailed

  • February 14, 2001 14 Feb'01

    Security is worth it

    With the growth of B2B exchanges allowing both buyers and sellers increased benefits, advanced personalisation and integration...

  • February 12, 2001 12 Feb'01

    Price cuts likely as PC market falters

    The first six months of 2001 will witness a combative pricing environment in the PC market as suppliers struggle to maintain...

  • February 08, 2001 08 Feb'01

    Mouse motorways leave IT managers feeling ratty

    A cabling company that has refitted offices at some of Britain's biggest banks and law firms has a gnawing problem: rats.

  • February 07, 2001 07 Feb'01

    IT managers cut out of patient booking scheme

    The NHS has excluded most health service IT directors from consultations on a key briefing paper which proposes spending at least...

  • January 31, 2001 31 Jan'01

    Police appeal over stolen Pentium chips

    Police are appealing to the IT industry for information after armed robbers stole £700,000 worth of Pentium chips from a freight...

  • January 31, 2001 31 Jan'01

    3G supplier warns of mobile scam

    Computer departments of retailers and telecoms companies need to be alert to a possible new wave of cyber-fraud, because of the...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    IBM donates mainframe to 'Web successor' grid

    The University of Warwick is to play a major part in the creation of a worldwide supercomputer grid after a donation of £2m worth...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    Sun offers UK buyers a raw deal on server prices

    Sun Microsystems is charging UK users almost twice as much as US customers for its new appliance servers.

  • January 17, 2001 17 Jan'01

    Health secretary looks for spin



    Political reporter

    Health Secretary Alan Milburn held up the launch, Building the Information Core - Implementing the NHS Plan because he...

  • January 16, 2001 16 Jan'01

    No need for cards with Palm payment



    Daniel Thomas

    Handheld device maker Palm has developed technology that it says will lead to the demise of traditional card...

  • January 10, 2001 10 Jan'01

    IBM auctions top server online

    A top-end Unix server is not the kind of thing you would normally expect to buy at an auction. But technology marts, pioneered by...

  • January 08, 2001 08 Jan'01

    Going going gone - one top end server



    A top-end Unix server is not the kind of thing you would normally expect to buy at an auction. But technology marts, pioneered by Sun Microsystems, are now...

  • January 03, 2001 03 Jan'01

    'No cash left' to pay off energy firm's creditors



    Mike Simons

    Creditors of Independent Energy, the virtual utility that went bust after IT problems with its billing system (Computer...

  • January 03, 2001 03 Jan'01

    Apple steps up to the one-gig mark



    Apple Computers is expected to launch its new breed of speedier computers at the Mac World Expo in San Francisco next week. The company cites the so-called...

  • December 19, 2000 19 Dec'00

    Digital divide on the increase

    The "digital divide" between rich and poor is getting worse in the UK, according to a survey by the Office for National...

  • December 19, 2000 19 Dec'00

    Doubt over 3G viability

    Generally affordable third generation (3G) mobile phone services are at least four years away and only three types of service are...

  • December 19, 2000 19 Dec'00

    Iraq does not underestimate the power of the Playstation



    US intelligence services fear that Saddam Hussein may be constructing a military supercomputer by networking thousands of PlayStation games...

  • December 14, 2000 14 Dec'00

    Intel plans



    Intel is planning to launch a raft of chips early next year next year, reports have claimed.

    A new 1.3GHZ version of the Pentium 4 will allow PC...

  • December 14, 2000 14 Dec'00

    Ted Baker launches into mobile commerce



    Professionals needing a new shirt in a hurry will be able to buy online from Ted Baker using their PDAs

    The retailer is making its business casual...

  • December 13, 2000 13 Dec'00

    Will yule log on for Xmas?



    Daniel Thomas

    Over half of the respondents to this week's seasonal Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question said they had no plans to...

  • December 12, 2000 12 Dec'00

    Computer giants clash on Internet data language



    Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have clashed over control of the Extensible Markup Language (XML).

    XML has evolved as a standard way to share data...

  • December 10, 2000 10 Dec'00

    Intel's revenue gloom lifted by new chip announcement



    A world economic slowdown was blamed for Friday's warning from Intel that Q4 revenues would be flat, contrary to analysts' previous prediction of 4 to 8...

  • December 10, 2000 10 Dec'00

    Intel and IBM to boost processor performance



    Intel and IBM will this week separately announce new technologies and manufacturing processes to make chips that are as much as 10 times faster than...

  • December 07, 2000 07 Dec'00

    Jobs go as Unisys bails out of PCs



    Unisys, the computer services company, plans to lay off 5% of its workforce and get out of the PC supply business.

    The move follows profit warnings...

  • December 05, 2000 05 Dec'00

    Apple joins list of glum PC vendors



    Apple Computer is set to post its first losses for three years. Apple's news confirms it is now a buyers' market for desktop PCs. It follows revenue...

  • November 30, 2000 30 Nov'00

    Transmeta confirms notebook chip recall

    Transmeta confirmed yesterday that it is working with Japanese computer maker NEC to recall notebook computers which may contain...

  • November 29, 2000 29 Nov'00

    Sun auctions its server hardware



    Eric Doyle

    Sun Microsystems is trialling auction sales of its server hardware in the UK following successful tests in the US.

    The...

  • November 29, 2000 29 Nov'00

    Paper-thin screens will hit the market next year



    The latest digital display from Canon promises to make screens almost paper thin, writes Eric Doyle.

    Last week, the company demonstrated a...

  • November 29, 2000 29 Nov'00

    Snap turns NAS servers into Java appliances



    Storage company Snap Appliances, a spin-off from Quantum, has announced plans to transform its network attached storage (NAS) servers into specialised Java...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    P4 no boost for business



    Daniel Thomas

    The launch of Intel's new Pentium 4 processor will do little to boost the performance of business software, according to...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    Electronic ink is the latest revelation as Gates unveils Microsoft Tablets in Vegas

    Microsoft has demonstrated the Tablet PC, a handheld device that enables users to input data by writing on the screen with a...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    IT managers are not ready to fight cyber squatters



    Daniel Thomas

    Nearly half of the respondents to this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question poll admitted that their...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    No Java, no problem, say IT managers



    Daniel Thomas

    Last week we reported that Java has outstripped C++ as the most sought after IT skill for the first time. However, 88% of...

  • November 08, 2000 08 Nov'00

    AMD challenges Pentium 4 with Double Data Rate



    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has stepped up its efforts in the chip war against rival Intel with the launch of its new chipset that allows computer...

  • November 08, 2000 08 Nov'00

    Simply the best: top firms in line for e-honours



    This week saw 12 companies honoured for their role in the UK's e-business revolution. From gas boiler firms to city stockbrokers, UK companies are embracing...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Protocol testing platform aids UMTS designers in 3G quest

    Tektronix has released a protocol analysis platform that enables telecommunications equipment designers to develop and test...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    What is QAZ?



    James Rogers

    The Trojan QAZ was first seen during the summer, according to anti-virus organisation Sophos.

    It is a "backdoor...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Revenue sets up NI helpline



    Tony Collins

    The Inland Revenue has set up a helpline for taxpayers to check their National Insurance contribution records, following...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    E-minister in passage to India for e-skills

    On a visit to India aimed at building e-business links with the technology hot-house, e-commerce minister Patricia Hewitt said: "We all know about B2C and B2B. Now we have B2I - Britain to India. My message to India's IT companies is very simple: as...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Revenue polls staff to determine IT priorities



    Mike Simons

    The Inland Revenue is consulting staff on their attitudes to IT, following a series of high-profile problems in recent...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    AMD and Intel price war rages



    Intel and its main rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have resumed a price war on microprocessors in the face of slowing demand in the European and US...

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Prison for Daily Mail hacker

    A vindictive computer expert hatched a plot to bring down one of the UK's national newspaper groups, a court heard last week.

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Dell recalls batteries as laptop catches fire



    PC maker Dell has recalled batteries used in some of its notebook computers after a customer's machine short circuited and caught fire.

    Dell is...

  • October 11, 2000 11 Oct'00

    Texas and AMD cross lines to work together on 3G

    Texas Instruments (TI) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are collaborating on a third-generation (3G) mobile architecture that...

  • October 11, 2000 11 Oct'00

    ATSCo joins the internet gang



    The Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo) is to join the ranks of on-line recruiters with an internet jobs site for the IT and Comms...

  • October 11, 2000 11 Oct'00

    Coffee firm first to use Bolero.net



    Guy Campos

    A British coffee importer has made the first use of an XML-based document transmission scheme to trade with Latin...

  • October 11, 2000 11 Oct'00

    EDS wins $6.9bn US Navy deal



    Mike Simons

    EDS has won the biggest IT outsourcing contract ever awarded by the US government, in a $6.9bn (£4.8bn) deal to revamp the...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    Pentium IV ships three weeks late



    Intel has delayed delivery of its long-awaited Pentium IV processor, according to PC makers.

    Two PC manufacturers said Intel notified them that the...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    Plan and monitor your e-commerce investment



    Although companies now agree upon the importance of e-business, most are failing to commit the required level of investment, planning and...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    CP goes to CT



    IT recruitment agency Computer People has opened an office in Cape Town, South Africa in an effort to tackle skills shortages in the country, and expand...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    Brewery keeps records straight with radio tags

    Scottish Courage is fitting intelligent RFID tags to beer kegs to reduce the proportion of beer kegs that are stolen, go missing or are illegally re-sold

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    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...

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    BCS prompts ministers to scrutinise IT training deal



    Government ministers are rushing to act on a BCS warning that a new scheme to encourage IT training opens the way for suppliers to increase their fees...

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    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...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    National Power buys failed virtual utility



    Mike Simons

    Independent Energy, the virtual utility that went bust after IT problems with its billing system, has been bought by one of...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    Browser connection from any device



    Network technology company Lantronix has claimed that its Device Server technology can provide Internet browser connectivity to virtually any device with a...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    PCs may cause 'sick building' problems



    Computers may be one cause of "sick building" syndrome, according to new research.

    A flame-retardant chemical in the plastic casing of computers and...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    GPs’ ire grows over NHSnet

    The NHS Information Authority faces growing anger from doctors over confusion about how many GPs use the health service’s troubled private network and the data standards it will use

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    Unisys' Enterprise Server deal improves control

    Users of Unisys' Enterprise Server ES7000 and ES5000 systems could achieve cost savings from improved consolidation and control,...

  • September 20, 2000 20 Sep'00

    Gartner foresees m-trade explosion



    Antony Adshead

    The number of mobile connections to the Internet will top one billion worldwide by 2003, according to forecasts from...

  • September 13, 2000 13 Sep'00

    New Met system will target crime hot spots

    Police plan new IT system as existing technology falters

  • September 13, 2000 13 Sep'00

    IT mix-up promotes wrong officers



    Robert Dunt

    A Scotland Yard computer error has led to police constables being promoted to sergeant even though they failed their...

  • September 13, 2000 13 Sep'00

    Directors slam skills failure



    Hazel Ward

    Directors have slammed successive UK governments for failing to address the skills shortage by fostering the creation of IT...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    IT manager slams Internet elections as "undemocratic"



    Paul Mason

    A UK IT manager has slammed upcoming Internet elections as a "publicity exercise" by an "inherently undemocratic...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Health service rejects mandate to adopt XML



    The Cabinet Office IT Unit (Citu) could be heading for a confrontation with the National Health Service Information Authority (NHSIA)over networking...

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    'IT hell' costs £19bn

    The cost of a computer breakdown builds up to an eye-watering £19bn a year, according to ICL

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    IBM wins linear tape protocol race



    Eric Doyle

    IBM will release its first tape storage products under the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) protocol next month, with Fujitsu...

  • August 23, 2000 23 Aug'00

    12-year-old gets A level



    A 12-year-old student passed his A level computing exam after just nine months, sparking celebrations at Ryde College, Watford, Hertfordshire, this...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Incompatibility problems cause headaches for Scottish students



    Keith Hassell

    Incompatibilty between the computers in Scotland's schools and the new computer system at the Scottish Qualifications...

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