Fireworks for bug victims

BLUE CHIP victims of the millennium bug are to be posted on the Internet against a backdrop of a live broadcast of fireworks over the Millennium Dome.

Guardian iT, which specialises in the emergency rescue of crashed IT systems, is to broadcast the millennium celebrations on its website, filmed from a camera perched on the roof of its office overlooking the Dome. The website will simultaneously provide news of emergency calls the company has received from its clients. The clients include a third of the FTSE 100 and many of the City's leading investment banks. While the site will not name any names, it will reveal the sectors of the companies which invoke its services on the morning of the new millennium.

The service will be available on