In Brief

Britain’s passenger train companies have fought against the Millennium Bug by upgrading the APCAP ticket processing system to capture Y2K data. The work was carried out with the assistance of Rand Information Systems and Sema Group.

Logica has been awarded a #6m contract by Britannia Airways to manage IT applications such as accounting, personnel, and engineering systems.

Forte Software has appointed UK business consultancy computer specialists, Waterstons, as a systems integration partner.

Siemens has announced the completion of the first stage of an automated system for processing passport applications to the UK Passport Agency. The first installation of the system at UKPA’s Liverpool office went live last month. The system will ensure that routine passport applications are dealt with within 10 days.

Watson Wyatt has merged its business in Italy with that of ISSO, a Milan-based consulting firm. Watson Wyatt ISSO Srl will have approximately 35 associates.

DMR Consulting Group has announced that it has received accreditation as a full member of the Management Consultancies Association. DMR joins a group of 30 member firms.

Bull Information Systems has completed an #8m change management project for electricity company Eastern Group. The project involved the rewriting and modification of the company’s billing and customer services systems.

The Capita Group has acquired Sector Holdings, a treasury and financial management advisor. Capita takes the whole of Sector’s ordinary share capital for #10.7m.

Related reading

HMRC banknotes