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IT managers are predicting that the integration of e-commerce systems will be the hottest issue after Y2K, with 46 percent citing e-commerce as their biggest cause of stress after Y2K compliance. The survey was carried out by Boole & Babbage.

A PA Consulting survey reveals that the Millennium timebomb has created many opportunities for organisations, with many using the problem as an opportunity to revitalise their IT.

IT staffing company Best International has launched a management consultancy division called Best Advice. Headed by John Scott the division was formed in response to demand from the company’s global clients.

CMG has been contracted to provide a bureau payroll service for the Isle of Man ferry operator, the Steam Packet Company. The payroll management system has been installed at the company’s Douglas headquarters and will cover 900 staff.

Logica has been named as a key implementation partner for SAP’s data warehousing product, Business Information Warehouse. The deal will lead to the deployment of data warehouses for R/3 users in the manufacturing, transport and utilities sectors.

The Future of the Internet, a report by Datamonitor predicts that in the next five years the global online population will top 250 million. The greatest growth is expected to be in Asia and South America.

Distribution company TNT has appointed Team 121’s Complementary Products Group to fulfil its SAP archiving requirements, in a deal worth #150,000 over the next six months.

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