Minolta-QMS name changes after merger
Minolta-QMS, best known for its Magicolor printers, has been renamed following the merger of its parent company with Konica.
The UK arm of Konica Minolta will now be known as Konica Minolta Printing Solutions.
The company's website can still be found at www. ...more
Logica to axe UK jobs
Logica, one of the UK's major technology companies, is looking to cut as much as five per cent of its workforce.
As many as 250 positions, according to the Financial Times, will be shed. The divisions that will be affected have not been disclosed. ...more
Conference calling comes to Skype P2P service
Today sees Skype claiming the accolade of the world's first IP-based conference-call service using peer-to-peer technology.
Skype users can now set up conference calls with up to five users regardless of geography.
The free IP telephony service is barely off the starting blocks but has already garnered much interest, not least because it's the next big project of the founding fathers of KaZaA: Niklas Zennstr?m and Janus Friis. ...more
Stolen hospital laptop prompts ID theft concerns
A laptop stolen from a hospital in Cornwall contained the personal and financial information of 10,000 NHS staff.
The computer, which stored staff names, addresses and bank details was taken from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. The Trust handles the payroll for thousands of NHS workers across the country. ...more
OFT finds online travel offers misleading
As if the travel industry doesn't have enough to contend with, as people lose the travel bug in times of war and SARS, the OFT has found that 40 per cent of UK travel Web sites make potentially misleading claims over the deals on offer.
If you needed any more reason not to travel, the Office of Fair Trading's travel site search identified more than one thousand sites globally (54 in the UK) that breached consumer legislation promoting deals that bear little resemblance to the prices of the holidays actually on offer.
It quotes examples where flights to Australia were advertised 'from ?599', where the cheapest deal was ?891. ...more