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Open Eye: Head back to the Business Cafe

The second series of The Business Cafe opens up on Sunday mornings from 21 February between 7.45am and 8.15am on BBC2. Presented by the Today programme's Winifred Robinson, the nine programme series will serve up a rich mix of analysis with business innovators and management experts presenting their recipes for success in the new millennium.

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Glasgow jobs

New technology gives Microgen a boost

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MR warns of poorer than expected results

DELAYED orders would affect results for the year to 30 June, MR Data Management warned yesterday. Shares in the data processing and computer services group closed 33p lower at 144p.

Innovation: Stacks more data

IBM scientists have unveiled multi-layer compact disks that offer huge gains in storage capacity. The disks are made by stacking two or more recording surfaces. At today's storage density, a 10-layer disk could store the equivalent of a million pages of printed text, with about a 10-second access time. To date, capacity increases in optical data storage have been due to increases in the density of information that could be written on a single disk surface.

British Data falls on disappointing results

A RISE of 10 per cent in interim pre-tax profits at British Data Management, to pounds 1.75m, disappointed expectations. Shares in the specialist data management and storage company closed 7p lower at 212p, despite its statement that prospects for new business have improved.

Tiddler promises to be prize catch

As I have mentioned in previous articles, I like to invest in companies that offer goods or services of the future - 'new economy' companies such as Amersham International, Sage and this week's recommendation, the data storage group British Data Management.

Aborted takeover brought 500,000 pounds profit for N Brown

N BROWN, the mail order firm controlled by Sir David Alliance, disclosed yesterday that it had unsuccessfully stalked a takeover target last year, making a pounds 522,000 profit on the shares in the process, writes Patrick Hosking.

Microfilm chief optimistic

MICROFILM Reprographics, the microfilm bureau, held out the prospect of 'a particularly successful' 1993 as it reported pre-tax profits barely higher at pounds 8.2m, writes Paul Durman.

Special Report on Business Computing: Spoils to the victors of a later data game: Database management packages have been suffering a crisis and a transformation, to cope with hardware advances, writes Chris Naylor

FOR many computer users the database is the very raison d'etre of their machine. If they did not need to maintain a database of any sort then they would probably question the need to have a machine at all. Under these circumstances, the choice of a suitable database management package could hardly be more important.

Smaller Companies: Market scents shopping plans at British Data

THERE are faint rumours in the City that British Data Management is close to making its first acquisition since it came to the market shortly before the general election. BDM's shares notably bucked the market over the last couple of days last week.
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003