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The latest IT stories from the fast-moving worlds of Windows NT & 2000...
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Microsoft Windows2000 Deployment Conference

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  • Over 1 million units of Windows 2000 sold (17.03.00)
    Microsoft has announced that it estimates that customers have obtained more that 1 million copies of Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server operating systems since the worldwide launch
  • UK set for online Wit (17.03.00)
    The government's concept of a "University for Industry" has taken a giant leap forward with the launch of a new network of 68 learning centres and the incorporation of Wit.
  • Windows 2000 on the AS/400 (17.03.00)
    Unconfirmed reports are circulating that Microsoft has made a proposal to IBM to port Windows 2000 to run on the IBM Power-4 PowerPC processor.
  • IT training consortium launched (17.03.00)
    Wave Technologies has signed an agreement with a consortium of several leading IT training companies in Holland for the delivery of Wave’s integrated boot camp programs for Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 MCSE certification.
  • Win2K kick starts European PC sales (14.03.00)
    According to researchers IDC, Windows 2000 has helped kick start PC sales in Western Europe after a sluggish start to the year.
  • The French fall short in Internet Revolution (14.03.00)
    Research recently revealed by analysts Jupiter Communications suggests that the French Internet market is way behind the rest of Europe especially the UK and Scandinavian countries.
  • UK business courting email disaster (14.03.00)
    UK companies are behaving recklessly when it comes to email, and are risking serious disruption to their businesses, is the stern warning from messaging expert Robert Zysblat, managing director of 5GM.
  • The Internet price war continues (08.03.00)
    The UK’s Internet price wars have hotted-up yet again since Alta Vista’s announcement earlier this week that it would offer unlimited Internet service for a small one off charge.
  • Windows 2000 escapes encryption rule (08.03.00)
    Microsoft has finally been given the go-ahead from Bejing to sell Windows 2000 following concerns about new rules on encryption technology.
  • Parity moves further in to ASP market (08.03.00)
    Parity Group has announced that it will offer an on-line billing solution using BillDirect software from edocs, a US provider of internet billing and customer management software.
  • PC sales to grow (08.03.00)
    In 2005, the PC industry will surpass 200 million units. The North America region and its US subset will remain the leading regions for PC sales for at least five more years; in 2005 the USA is expected to generate sales of over 64 million PCs and Europe, 10 million fewer.
  • Sales of Win2K exceed expectations (06.03.00)
    Microsoft has recently revealed that sales of Windows 2000 have exceeded all expectations since its introduction on 17th February 2000.
  • Volvo to standardise on Rational Software Products (06.03.00)
    Rational Software has announced that Volvo IT, a wholly owned company of the Volvo Group and supplier of IT related applications and services for all the companies in the group and Volvo Car Corporation, is now standardising on tools and processes from Rational Software.
  • Skills shortage (03.03.00)
    The IT industry is still very much in need of skilled personnel. According to the results of the silicon.com Skills Survey 2000, almost 50% of respondents (46.9%) reported positions in their departments that they were unable to fill.
  • Byte back (03.03.00)
    Byte Night is back. This year the charity ‘sleep out’ will be taking place in Finsbury Square, London on 22nd September. Last year’s event has raised 200,000 so far for youth homelessness.
  • Top-ranking operating systems (03.03.00)
    MORI has announced the results of its first E-Directors survey which found that 25% of the UK’s top 3,500 organisations will be rolling out Windows 2000 this year.
  • Mission Critical Software and NetIQ agree to merger of equals (01.03.00)
    Mission Critical Software and NetIQ have jointly announced a strategic merger of equals to create a powerhouse uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive, leading-edge solutions for managing e-Business infrastructures and Windows NT and Windows 2000-based systems and applications.
  • IT buying just got easier (29.02.00)
    Now it’s as simple as pressing a button for IT buyers to get hold of their requirements with the new ‘Where to Buy’ option, thanks to Hyporium and ITNETWORK.COM.
  • Parity Training buys Comtec (29.02.00)
    Parity Training, one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and business skills training, has acquired Comtec Computer Training Ltd for 6.88 million.
  • Software AG and Microsoft unite (25.02.00)
    It has been revealed that Software AG and Microsoft are to join forces to provide a link between Windows servers and mainframe computer platforms.
  • New IT infrastructure for W H Smith (25.02.00)
    High street retailers W H Smith has had its group IT Server infrastructure completely replaced by Intergraph Technology Services (ITS). The work covered the company’s Swindon headquarters and also its London offices.










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