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  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Cutting loose

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

  • 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 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

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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

    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 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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Server-based Java is now industry favourite

    Danny Bradbury wonders why Sun missed the Java conference

  • 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

    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

    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 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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...

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