Big Brother to cripple UK business
While pacing the floor at the Internet World 2001 show, I found myself at the Mediapps stand, a company that has commissioned a report on how the TV show Big Brother has affected UK businesses.
The Big Brother phenomenon began last year and it was estimated that office-based fans were costing UK businesses ?1.4 million a week in lost productivity. ...more
Microsoft repositions itself for the enterprise
"Software for the Agile Business" is Microsoft's theme for a new $200m advertising campaign targeted at enterprise users.
Microsoft describes the move as "a major business positioning initiative" designed to emphasis the benefits of .NET for large-scale enterprises. ...more
Intel brings tri-mode wireless networking to Centrino
Intel has confirmed extended support for wireless networking in its Centrino platform for notebook PCs. A new tri-mode wireless module will support the IEEE 802.11a, b and g standards. ...more
AMD raises horizon for chip roadmap
AMD has refreshed its processor roadmap, pinning down the 64bit successors and AMD's hopes for 64bit computing.
AMD's move to the smaller 90nm manufacturing process is reserved exclusively for its 64bit range, in the second half of 2004.
Prior to that, AMD's 'Newcastle' 64bit chip will launch in the first half of next year, as will the Mobile AMD Athlon 64. ...more
Criminals account for ninety per cent of viruses
As much as 90 per cent of the malicious code circulating today is written for criminal purposes, according to Kaspersky Labs.
The aim of much of the malicious code circulating today is to steal money, information, and create denial of service attacks and spam proxies, rather than gain the writer notoriety.
Eugene Kaspersky (pictured), head of Anti-Virus research at Kaspersky Labs, said last year around 80 per cent of malicious code was written by what he called 'hooligans': amateur coders hoping that their creations will garner media coverage or simply with the aim of vandalism of their victims machines. ...more