IT News in Brief – 3 June

Cognos links to OneWorld

Bracknell-based Cognos, the company behind the Impromptu and PowerPlay ‘business intelligence’ tools, has configured ‘HeadStart’ analysis and reporting modules to link its programs to JD Edwards’ OneWorld enterprise resource planning suite. Free to Cognos customers, the products are available immediately.

ITNet buys Technosys ITNet, the Birmingham-based outsourcing specialist, has acquired Technosys, a Midlands-based IT consultancy which specialises in e-commerce and knowledge management. The deal involved £9.1m in cash. It is ITNet’s first acquisition since its stock market flotation last year. In the year ended 31 March 1999, ITNet’s results for 1998 showed pre-tax profits up to £7.3m from £5.1m the year before. Textbook is free on Web South London-based sole practitioner William Martindale has put his financial accounting textbook on the Web. The book distills the three main volumes aimed at ACCA and CIMA students. It costs £14.95 as hard copy, but copies can be downloaded free at

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