19th > November > 2002 Archive
A fresh approach to workgroup collaboration and file sharing will emerge this week with the launch of Zippy. It's a hosted service that offers file sharing, instant messaging and PIM functionality for a fixed fee per user per month.
Compel, the mid-range computer dealer/rental firm, is to take a £400,000 charge for bringing expenses into line with business levels and prospects. The company says it "remains sound and strongly funded" and insists that costs are "largely" under control, but it is gloomy about trading.
Only Tuesday, and already it's an exhausting week for product launches with world+dog determined to make a noise for Comdex.
Thieves made off with 1,400 Orange SPV (Sounds Picture Video) smartphones after raiding a warehouse in Heathrow last Friday.
On November 20, Copyright etc and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Act 2002 comes into force.
mm02 is claiming a good set of interims with EBITDA (Earnings before Bad Stuff) achieved in all four countries where it operates a mobile phone network.
Vodafone has released a new GPRS-based mobile data service providing business customers with remote access to their offices.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded IBM a $290 million contract to build the two fastest supercomputers in the world with a combined peak speed of 460 trillion calculations per second (teraflops).
Microsoft's campaign against Xbox mod chips has ratcheted up a notch with the launch of the Xbox Live online gaming service. According to a posting at Got Mod?, (there's a site that's going to be pretty concerned about the issue) the company is attempting to detect mod chips when users connect, then placing them on a banned list - forever.
BT today announced that broadband would reach 80 per cent of the UK in the next few years.
Following yesterday's piece on Microsoft playing the patent card against Linux we were pointed to an interview with IBM's Karl-Heinz Strassemeyer at Linux Forum Denmark. It's been around for a while, but Strassemeyer has some interesting things to say about IBM, Linux and patents, so it's still worth looking at.
Back in March we brought you the news that Microsoft was preparing enterprise customers for an evolutionary (read: "cashflow-friendly") upgrade to Windows XP, dubbed "XP Second Edition", as an interim before the much-vaunted Longhorn overhaul.
HP has announced a swathe of new StorageWorks products and upgrades, to shore up its position in the multi-vendor networked storage business.
Usenet posts show Gary McKinnon was a bit of a phone phreak, knew where to buy lock picks, and had an early interest in defense computers. A former employer says he was bored at work.
The Linux Professional Intitute isn't out to make money. That could be the factor that sets this Linux certification agency apart from the others - if nothing else, LPI can certainly claim to be the only certification body with non-profit status. Not having to focus on the bottom line provides certain benefits to people who want to become Linux professionals.
Tony Blair today commited the government to funding the provision of broadband to every school in the UK by 2006. Speaking at the e-Summit in London, the Prime Minister said that IT was essential to the future of the UK economy.