Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
The American IT giant Oracle has agreed to buy rival Sun Microsystems for $7.4bn (£5.1bn) just two weeks after Sun's talks with IBM fell apart. Oracle announced the $9.50 per share cash deal before the market opened in the US yesterday in a move that chief executive Larry Ellison promised would "transform the IT industry".
Monday 06 April 2009
IBM withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems for about $7 billion over the weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that would have shaken up the computing industry, AP has learned.
Saturday 04 April 2009
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Thursday 19 March 2009
Shares in Sun Microsystems, the pioneering IT company, surged on news that rival IBM has suggested a takeover at twice the previous price.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Cisco Systems wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market, and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners like Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Tuesday 09 September 2008
Efforts to save Bletchley Park, the historic site where wartime code-breakers cracked the Germans' infamous Enigma code, from further disrepair have been given a boost by a donation of $100,000 (£57,000) from two large American hi-tech firms.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Women may have been battling the glass ceiling for 30 years, but for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities – LGBT for short – equally pressing is the "pink plateau" that in many organisations still sidelines non-heterosexuals and denies them the pick of top jobs.
Monday 17 April 2006
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Thursday 09 December 2004
Saturday 04 December 2004
Tuesday 16 November 2004
Shares in the IT services group ITnet surged yesterday as the company revealed it was in discussions that may lead to an offer, although it did not name its potential suitor. The shares jumped 9.5 per cent to 258.5p, valuing the group at £190m.
Sunday 07 November 2004
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'