IT News in Brief – 24 June

Lawson opens portal

Lawson Insight II SEAport, the new ‘enterprise portal’ from US supplier Lawson Software, extends the range of company information that can be accessed with a Web browser. The program allows users to create their own portals, which can draw information from Lawson’s own Self Evident Applications and third-party programs including databases, email and the Internet.

ITNet signs up Enfield The London Borough of Enfield is the first local authority to sign up for a new fast-track outsourcing service for SAP’s R/3 applications provided by Birmingham-based outsourcer ITNet. The council has outsourced IT functions to ITNet in a £60m deal that includes a new R/3 configuration. The supplier claims that using ready-made templates, it can cut around 30% from the cost of implementing the ERP software.

E-commerce block Regulatory and legal obstacles could derail the government’s plan to create an attractive environment for electronic commerce, according to the ‘Embracing Smoke: The Internet and Financial Services Regulation’ report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

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