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  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Airlines face reduced flights during Swanwick transition



    Mike Simons

    National Air Traffic Services (Nats) is warning airlines they will face reduced capacity when the New En Route Centre at...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Andersen refutes charges and slams government as 'churlish'



    Andersen Consulting has denied allegations levelled at it in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report published last week which claimed the controversial...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Top placing for Apex



    IT staffing agency, Apex Computer Recruitment has come seventh on a list of the 'Hot 100' fastest growing businesses in London and the South East by...

  • August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00

    Search engines search in vain, says survey



    Internet search engines are failing to meet the needs of adult web users in Britain by delivering irrelevant information during on-line searches, claims...

  • August 09, 2000 09 Aug'00

    ICL no-float puts plans in danger



    Mike Simons

    ICL could find itself short of the vital cash needed to transform itself into an e-business services company following the...

  • August 09, 2000 09 Aug'00

    US e-tailer fines increase pressure for UK law



    US government fines imposed on seven online retailers last month for non-delivery has put pressure on the UK Government to ensure that UK consumers are...

  • August 07, 2000 07 Aug'00

    No single supply snag for Computer 3000 dealers

    Storage and components distributor Computer 3000 has promised not to lock resellers into a single supply deal when it begins...

  • August 02, 2000 02 Aug'00

    Sting fails to win rights to sting.com domain name



    An American computer user has beaten rock star Sting in a battle for the domain name, sting.com.

    Michael Urvan of Georgia, USA claimed to have used...

  • August 02, 2000 02 Aug'00

    Project Monterey on track



    IBM's project to produce a 64-bit version of AIX to run on Intel's Itanium processor, codenamed Monterey, appears to be on track.

    A source close to...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    Users stay loyal to IT suppliers in a slump



    Most IT directors would not dump a supplier if its profits plummeted, this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question has found.

    Respondents...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    QA adds to networking training



    Growing demand for qualified technicians in the networking industry has prompted QA Training to add a Network+ and LAN Implementation and Management course...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    IT is under-represented on the boards of airlines

    Only 30% of airlines have an IT director on their board, even though technology is transforming their industry

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    IAP organises brains trust



    Computer scientists will focus on computing in the 21st century when they address delegates at the Institution of Analysts and Programmers' (IAP) annual...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    Glitchmare stumps Intel



    Chip manufacturer Intel Corporation has abandoned efforts to fix glitches in a chipset it designed for Pentium 3 processors after rescue operations for...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    CW briefs Lords on fatal Chinook crash



    Tony Collins

    Members of the House of Lords have been briefed by Computer Weekly on computer and other problems that afflicted...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    BT warns users to update numbers in memory



    Antony Adshead

    Computer operated telephone and fax equipment could fail after 5 August unless it is updated to use the latest telephone...

  • July 26, 2000 26 Jul'00

    IR denies five million lost records

    The Inland Revenue attemp-ted to discredit a disclosure in Computer Weekly that millions of tax details had gone "missing" amid...

  • July 19, 2000 19 Jul'00

    Recycle for charity



    The British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC) is appealing to computer users to help raise funds for charity by recycling their empty inkjet or...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    Crams comes to an expensive end



    Mike Simons

    The Probation Service looks set to pull the plug on the Case Record and Management System (Crams) at the end of the month...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    Cutting loose

    The mobile computing revolution is upon us with network carriers and hardware suppliers playing for the very highest stakes. If...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    Palm warns of data problems



    Antony Savvas

    Palm has revealed that 3% of its handheld devices have been fitted with faulty Ram chips, leading to problems with user...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    EU to make suppliers recycle old hardware



    Keith Nuthall

    Computer equipment manufacturers will be forced to take back and recycle their products, once they have reached the end...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    Are Web developers inviting legal action?



    The days of thinking that the Internet was an archaic, unregulated environment are now long gone. Governments and courts are now busy trying to create...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    Power-hungry users await Intel's Pentium 4



    Caroline Davis

    Intel's new Pentium 4 processor will give a performance boost for office PCs, but only for power-hungry users, according to a US...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    Air safety compromised by Nats computer failures?



    Mike Simons

    Safety was compromised during last month's computer failures at National Air Traffic Control Services (Nats), according to...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    NHS Trust first to roll out mobile Microsoft system



    Antony Savvas

    Wakefield & Pontefract NHS Trust is to be the first large-scale UK user of Microsoft's Pocket PC mobile technology....

  • June 19, 2000 19 Jun'00

    Compaq decides to split up ESSG

    By Roanna Avison Compaq appeared to do a U-turn last week when it split its enterprise and services business in two, only a year...

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    Parliament push to clear Chinook pilots



    Tony Collins

    Senior MPs and Lords, including a raft of former ministers, decided last week to form a cross-party action group in a bid to...

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    IT chiefs reject e-marketplaces



    David Bicknell

    IT directors are rejecting the use of electronic marketplaces to improve supplier management, despite the idea being...

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    Council still battling benefits backlog



    Mike Simons

    Manchester City Council has been forced to employ extra staff to cope with delays of up to six months in the payment of...

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    Smartcard will reward learning



    Mike Simons

    The Government has launched a new smartcard for teenagers who stay on at school and has called on businesses to offer...

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    Data processing error at West Drayton stalls flights



    Mike Simons

    Flights were delayed and airline passengers were left stranded after a computer systems failure at the West Drayton air...

  • June 07, 2000 07 Jun'00

    Users sceptical of portable Java



    As thousands of Java developers gathered in San Francisco, California, this week for the Sun Microsystems Java One conference, UK users questioned the...

  • June 07, 2000 07 Jun'00

    Conquering heroes

    On 20-21 May, 32 IT teams set out on the Vanco Three Peaks Challenge. Antony Adshead gives a first-hand account of Computer...

  • June 07, 2000 07 Jun'00

    IBM leads server race with launch of Numa-Q

    The race to build multi-processor Windows servers heated up last week with IBM's announcment of its 64 processor Intel-based...

  • May 31, 2000 31 May'00

    30,000 e-Vectra PCs for 70 cafes



    Caroline Davis

    easyEverything has bought 30,000 e-Vectra e-PCs from Hewlett-Packard for 70 new Internet cafes across Europe.

    With no...

  • May 31, 2000 31 May'00

    Webskills leap to challenge NT

    The first faint signs of a fall in demand for Microsoft Windows NT training have emerged from the latest Computer Weekly Xtra!...

  • May 31, 2000 31 May'00

    Nationwide values shop fronts as Internet candy



    John Riley

    Nationwide Building Society is using IT to buck a trend of closing branches in the financial services sector.

    While...

  • May 24, 2000 24 May'00

    Computer Weekly has exclusive tif presence



    Computer Weekly was exclusively invited to participate in this year's Technical Infrastructure Forum annual conference. This is a result of the...

  • May 24, 2000 24 May'00

    IT managers question value of e-exchanges



    IT managers remain unconvinced of the value of electronic exchanges in improving efficiency in the supply chain.

    In recent months a number of...

  • May 24, 2000 24 May'00

    Transmeta low-power chip debuts in mobile computers



    Transmeta is to unveil a range of mobile computers that will use its low-power, PC-compatible Crusoe chip.

    The lightweight laptops and Webpads, to...

  • May 17, 2000 17 May'00

    Wanted: Internet exploiters

    Insurance giant Legal & General is out looking to hire exploiters. These are not people who mis-sell pensions. These are people, says Margaret Smith, e-business director at L&G, speaking at last week's Computer Weekly 500 meeting, who will help the ...

  • May 17, 2000 17 May'00

    Computer Weekly scoops top awards



    Computer Weekly is the UK's top business weekly - and that's official. Last week Computer Weekly won the PPA Business and Professional...

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    Green fluff sabotages voting



    Political reporter

    Fluff stymied the new computerised voting system used to choose the mayor of London as elsewhere in Britain...

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    More delays hit handover of Swanwick control centre



    Mike Simons

    National Air Traffic Services (Nats) is facing further slippage in its timetable for bringing the Swanwick air traffic...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Working version of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine



    Science Museum curator Dolon Swade has spent the past 15 years completing a working version of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine and Printer from the...

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Opto-chip diet broadens your band

    Latest invention promises to raise Internet performance tenfold, writes Pravin Jeyaraj

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Government defends Nats sell-off



    Tony Collins

    The Government has suggested that private-sector executives will manage new technology better than the civil servants at...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    Spend mobile licence cash on infrastructure, says Microsoft



    The Government should spend the expected £20bn windfall from the sale of mobile wireless licences on building a broadband infrastructure for the whole...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    GPs to get IT training and support service



    The NHS Information Authority has set up a training and support service aimed at general practices.

    The authority, set up last year to help local...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    University teams top of the slots



    Trinity College Cambridge and Glasgow University won the top two places in this year's national programming competition, but industry teams took four of the...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    Silicon Valley gets online ideas exchange with HelloBrain



    Marcia McCloud

    An Internet-based intellectual capital exchange has been set up in Silicon Valley to enable businesses to source...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    ICL commits its entire strategy to services



    Mike Simons

    Computer services group ICL is to commit the entire company to an e-business services strategy.

    Chief executive...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    Delays on new PAYE system



    The Inland Revenue has delayed the go-live date of key modules in its update of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) computer systems to allow for further...

  • April 12, 2000 12 Apr'00

    Just the ticket on the Web

    Jon Mason says focus groups made designing an electronic box office easier by providing feedback.

  • April 12, 2000 12 Apr'00

    IT managers vote for Microsoft to split

    Three times as many computer managers in the UK want to see Microsoft broken up as want to see it left alone.

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    Managers give crime initiative thumbs down

    Minister Patricia Hewitt's £15m initiative to combat computer crime in the UK got the thumbs down in this week's Big Question.

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    Computer Weekly is the tops



    Computer Weekly won a triple accolade this week. In the annual Banner readership survey published this week, Computer Weekly was the...

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    2005 target for e-government



    Mike Simons

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown will underpin the drive to deliver e-government by including electronic service...

  • March 29, 2000 29 Mar'00

    Supplier's strength is PFI's fatal flaw

    Suppliers hold whip hand over intellectual property

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    E-commerce tops CMG



    Cliff Saran

    Computer Weekly is sponsoring the UK CMG's annual conference from 9-12 May in York.

    Speakers include...

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    Server-based Java is now industry favourite

    Danny Bradbury wonders why Sun missed the Java conference

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    Cabinet Office cuts Socitm out of e-government policy debate



    Mike Simons

    Local authority IT managers have been excluded from policy development for the Cabinet Office's Information Age Government...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    MS unveils PDA software



    Antony Savvas

    Microsoft has introduced a full suite of applications for its Pocket PC personal digital assistants, which will make it...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    IDEO ;aunches 'Web Slate' device which uses a Transmeta chip



    The company that designed the popular Palm handheld computer has created a portable device based on Transmeta's recently introduced Crusoe PC-compatible...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    Memory stick to replace diskette

    Sony believes its Memory Sticks will supersede diskettes as the next generation in digital data storage, writes Caroline Davis.

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    Microsoft hints at Java drop

    Microsoft no longer sees cross-platform Java as a strategic language and is developing a strategy to link different business...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    Voice interface technology still has a long way to go



    Cliff Saran.

    Lernout & Hauspie's (L&H) demonstration of a voice interface at CeBIT showed the potential for voice technology, but the cost of such...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    Gender bias ingrained in IT



    The assessment of computing degree courses and research is discouraging women from studying IT and ultimately entering the profession.

    This is the...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    IAP to organise Bletchley Park tours



    Tina Milton The Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP), which represents over 3,000 IT workers, is organising a guided tour for members,...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    How will Wap work for you?

    Bill Gates might see it as the 'coming technological revolution' but what will wireless technology mean for users? Computer...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Mobile commerce will be as big as the Internet in five years



    Guy Campos

    Mobile commerce is going to be as big as the Internet, according to the latest Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    NEC prototype notebook is first to use Bluetooth

    NEC has developed a prototype notebook computer that could be the first to use the Bluetooth short-range wireless data...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    ITNet to launch internet hub for council suppliers

    Information technology outsourcer ITNet is planning plans to build an e-procurement service that promises significant cost savings to local councils.

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Radical new-look for PCs



    Lindsay Clark

    Hewlett-Packard and Compaq are set to change the face of desktop PCs with the launch of radical new designs. Both suppliers...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Intel bugged by memory problems



    Matthew Thomas

    Intel's latest chipsets have been plagued with another bug related to memory chips. This will affect some server...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    IT outpaces the economy



    Paul Mason

    IT budgets grew 18% in the last quarter of 1999 soaring ahead of overall economic growth, which stood at 3%.

    The...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    BNFL automates to prevent false safety checks



    Mike Simons

    British Nuclear Fuels is to automate key parts of its fuel production process to prevent staff manipulating computer data to...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    Speech interface shows the true potential of handheld computers



    Cliff Saran

    Lernout & Hauspie (L&H) is demonstrating a prototype handheld computer which does not require a stylus, a screen or...

  • February 23, 2000 23 Feb'00

    New data storage system agreed



    Major computer companies have agreed to develop new technologies for connecting data storage systems in future high-performance computers, writes Matthew...

  • February 16, 2000 16 Feb'00

    Windows 2000: next model looks thin



    Lindsay Clark

    The launch of Windows 2000 could see the adoption of the thin-client model of computing.

    The new Microsoft...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    Compaq predicts demise of desktop PC

    Compaq, the world's largest PC manufacturer, believes that one third of desktop computers will not be PCs within a couple of...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    Motorola-Psion's pocket-sized Web deal



    Pravin Jeyaraj

    Full wireless Web browsing could be available as early as next year, but wireless services from mobile phones are not...

  • February 02, 2000 02 Feb'00

    Revenue systems cope despite glitch



    Tony Collins

    Inland Revenue staff say that self-assessment computer systems, built by US services company EDS, have coped better than...

  • January 26, 2000 26 Jan'00

    nhsdirect.uk aims to keep the nation healthy



    Isabel Choat

    Despite new year's resolutions to become healthier individuals, many of us will succumb to either colds or the dreaded flu in the...

  • January 26, 2000 26 Jan'00

    Freedom for most wanted hacker



    Matthew Thomas

    Kevin Mitnick, the world's most infamous computer hacker, has been released from prison in the US after almost five...

  • January 26, 2000 26 Jan'00

    Performance of manufacturing web sites improves



    Since the Computer Weekly/Keynote Systems Site Meter looked at manufacturing in December, there have been major improvements.

    BP Amoco, for...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Bluetooth set for roll-out delay



    Antony Savvas

    Bluetooth short-wave radio technology - which is set to be used by millions of mobile phones and laptop computers to send data - has...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Sheffield seeks help over claims backlog



    Mike Simons

    Sheffield City Council has called in consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers to evaluate a programme proposed by CSL, its housing...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Transport firms finesse their Web services

    There was little change in performance amongst the transport Web sites we last looked at in Computer Weekly 25 November 1999. The...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    The sweet smell of de-stress



    Tina Milton

    An aromatherapy air fresher has been launched which claims to release fragrances to relieve stress and increase productivity at...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    CSSA joins the fray over government IT



    Mike Simons

    The Government has the lifetime of this parliament to get its IT strategy right or it could find major suppliers refusing to bid...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Online searching added to consultancy register



    Online searching facilities have been added to the BCS Consultancy Register, making it simpler for organisations to find the right professional among the...

  • January 12, 2000 12 Jan'00

    Just the ticket...



    The millennuim dome required on of the biggest ever ticketing projects. To meet the estimated one million ticket transaction over the Dome Web Site,...

  • January 12, 2000 12 Jan'00

    Utilities improve their Web site performance



    There has been a major change in the performance of utilities' Web sites since we last highlighted the sector (Computer Weekly, 18 November 1999)....

  • January 12, 2000 12 Jan'00

    Macworld Expo ecstatic at Jobs' permanent return to Apple

    After more than two years as interim CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs told the Macworld Expo conference in San Francisco last week that...

  • January 05, 2000 05 Jan'00

    EU heads welcome plans for information society



    Keith Nuthall

    European Union heads of government have welcomed a plan unveiled by European Commission President Romano Prodi, to boost...

  • January 05, 2000 05 Jan'00

    Come on down...



    Computer companies around the world are bidding to provide equipment for what promises to be the world's most hi-tech adventure show.

    The Earth 2000...

  • January 05, 2000 05 Jan'00

    'Driving licence' scheme is motoring



    The European Computer Driving Licence end-user qualification is going from strength to strength.

    More than 37,000 logbooks for the qualification...

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