BLITZ (Blackwall IT Zone) has been set up to enable the local community to have access to IT and the internet, Chris Pearman writes. Although on the doorstep of the Canary Wharf Complex, this is one of the poorest areas of London, with the 7th highest unemployment rate in the UK.
Pre-paid mobile phone users will be critical to the success of the emerging m-commerce mobile data market, according to a new report by Analysys, Ciaran Buckley writes.
After years in the wilderness, it seems that the time is ripe for an interest in directory technology. There is no doubt that the rise of Internet and web services technologies is contributing to this. Now it seems to be the 'must have' infrastructure, and IBM and Critical Path are pushing out new initiatives. The …
EDS Corp yesterday outlined the current state of its relationship with embattled communications provider WorldCom Inc, amid growing scrutiny over the risks and accounting practices involved in large, long-term deals. Meanwhile, the world's second largest services firm also announced that it had pulled out of the bidding …
WorldCom Inc believes its pivotal role in the US's communications infrastructure and its bankers' self interest will help it to stave off the threat of bankruptcy. At least that was the impression created by CEO John Sidgmore yesterday at the company's first full scale press conference since the company last week revealed …
Cray Inc, the Seattle, Washington supercomputing maker, announced this week that the U.S government has ponied up $10m to fund half of the development costs of future supercomputers based on the SV design, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. As part of the agreement, Cray has agreed to set aside an equal $10m for the research …
Europe will be home to 7.7 million public access wireless local area network (PWLAN) service subscribers by 2007, when service revenue will reach $1.8bn, according to Yankee Group Europe. In its new report "Public Access WLAN in Europe: A Technology in Search of a Business Case?" Yankee group said WLAN technology is now " …
AltaVista Co yesterday unveiled a handful of upgrades to its web search engine to compete in an increasingly competitive market where it has lost much of its early lead. The company, a CMGI Inc subsidiary, introduced Prisma, a feature that allows users to drill down into related terms to refine their search queries. The …
IBM is continuing its flight from the storage component business by selling its Mylex business unit, which makes RAID controllers, to chipmaker LSI Logic Corp. The move marks an expansion for LSI downmarket into the market for NT RAID storage. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter were not …
Yes, it's herpetological puns all the way this week from Reg associate IT-minds.com. This week's featured creature, sunning itself lazily on the discount rock is the Deitels' Complete Python Training Course
Motorola Inc is to cut its workforce by a further 7,000 in a move that it hopes will complete the restructuring of a company desperate to claw its way back to profitability after badly losing its way. The short-term effect however will be to plunge it deeper into the red as it expects to record a special charge of $3.5bn, …
It has certainly been a tough 12 months for server companies in the UK. Between the start of Q2 2000 and the end of Q1 2001, some $3.55 billion worth of servers were sold in the UK, according to IDC research. For the same period just a year later, ending Q1 2002, that figure had fallen to $2.49 billion, a decline of 29.5 per cent.
Orange's mobile phone network went on the blink this morning, leaving the trendy operator clutching straws for excuses.
AMD today warned that it will miss Q2 sales forecasts of $620m to $700m, its second downward revision in a fortnight.
Time Computers' proposed takeover of Continental Edison, the leading French PC maker, has collapsed.
The farce surrounding the UK's 1901 Census site hit a new milestone this week - it's six months since the site was launch and it still doesn't work.
Mandrake won't be joining the UnitedLinux initiative, inspired by Caldera and involving SuSE, and it's said why.
As many as 635,000 people were hit by the outage that downed the network of colourful mobile phone operator Orange earlier today.
Nvidia wants to appoint its first disties in Europe - it's waving marketing development funds, training and collateral for companies willing to become Nvidia Authorised Distributors (NADs).
The Advertising watchdog has mauled BT for a misleading broadband ad.
Hutchison today outted the worldwide name for its 3G mobile phone service - 3. The announcement follows press reports, so there's no logo, or branding statement for philistines like us to sneer at .
Hewlett-Packard is to axe 5,900 jobs in Europe as part of a plan to reduce its global workforce by ten per cent over the next 18 months.
The identity of the literary hoaxer who made the pages of The New York Times last year can finally be revealed.
Fujitsu Siemens and Dell have won multi-million pound deals to supply the Inland Revenue with replacement desktop PCs.
KPNQwest's European network - eBone - is to be shut down as of 17:00 BST today. The closure follows the collapse of a deal to buy the high-speed data network.
Dixons is Europe's most profitable computer retailer, and its success in selling extended warranties on computers plays a big part in its success.
Home Secretary David Blunkett announced the start of a six month consultation in Parliament today on plans by the government to introduce "entitlement cards" (that's ID cards to you and me).
Phil Zimmermann is calling on Network Associates to open source portions of the PGP encryption program he sold to the security giant in 1997.
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