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IT news in brief

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Despite the $9bn fraud claim hanging over WorldCom, the beleaguered telecoms group continues to push forward with its European business.The company has signed a deal with UK reseller Comtralis whose sales director, Darren Hayward, is under no illusion to how the partnership may look to his customers. ‘I don’t think it will be easy for WorldCom with the economic problems, and it is difficult to justify with our customers why we are working with a company which was in chapter 11 in the US,’ he said. Andrew Lowe, director of indirect sales EMEA at WorldCom stressed the company has never been in administration in Europe.

Companies leave themselves open to security breaches because IT security training is woefully inadequate, new research has revealed. Three in four staff in the UK say they have never received training on how to minimise security problems on the internet and email at work. The study was conducted by NOP on behalf of email monitoring software company SurfControl. The company claims failing to invest in training is a false economy.

Fresh from its success in the Accountancy Age awards, CODA has announced a deal with Tragus Holdings that will see its financial software suite implemented in 153 restaurants in the UK. Tragus Holdings owns Bella Pasta and Cafe Rouge, and its finance director, Mohan Mansigani said one of the reasons for the deal was that he will be able to ‘see the status of our business in real-time’.

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