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Y2K means NT 5.0 will have to wait its turn

IT managers look set to put Windows NT 5.0 rollouts onto the backburner, while they sort out Y2K problems. Nex- year;s timing of the much delayed launch of NT5 was criticised today by attendees at the TMA conference in Brighton. "We won't be advising our customers to upgrade to NT 5.0 until after the Year 2000 crisis is over," …
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Phone meltdown blights comms conference

The TMA conference had to live without phones this morning as exhibitors complained of a phone system meltdown in Brighton. The breakdown in communications was a result of over demand on both land and mobile networks. "We tried to get a fax through all morning," said Maurice Jones, managing director of C3 Computer Telephony."But …
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Hard disks chief cause of new PC failures

More than one in 10 desktop PCs sold fail to work when they are taken out of the box, according to a survey by Windows Magazine in the US. “Don’t be a cheapskate when it comes to the hard disk, CD-ROM drive, modem, mouse, monitor and motherboard (in that order),” Windows Magazine advises. “These are the parts that fail most …
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Gresham acquires Online Financial Services

Gresham Computing has snapped up Canadian IT banking specialist Online Financial Services for Can$1.5 million boosting its banking and financial customer base, while adding to its growing list of global subsidiaries. The acquisition was greeted favourably by the City where Gresham's share price jumped 4p this morning. The deal …
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Infobank shakeup follows unrealistic forecasts

The Infobank rollercoaster ride has taken yet another twist with a profits warning and management shakeup. New finance director David Pollock slamming earlier revenue forecasts as "unrealistic". Profit margins will see no significant improvement, which means that the software reselling business will be only marginally profitable …
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Viglen profits remain linear at best

Amstrad lovechild Viglen Technology will try and dig its way out of continually flat profits by re-focusing its efforts on networking and value-added software services. The company's aim is to move away from purely direct PC sales which took a massive hit last year as market share fell by 50 per cent. Viglen has just announced …
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Memory Corp turns corner

The Memory Corporation has issued a statement saying that it expects to post an operating profit for the first time in three years. Memory Corp has now risen from the depths of financial red ink to report an expected operating profit in the second half of this year, after reporting gross profits in Q1 and Q2. Last year the …

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