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Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530

Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jul 13:33

Capita: We've spent £150m on acquisitions... SHOW US the MONEY

Can't get damn jammed turnover dial to move up
Paul Kunert, 23 Jul 12:36

HP's Machine and IBM's $3bn R&D splash – aka how to survive Google

Comment Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 11:02

HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs

Worstall on Wednesday SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Tim Worstall, 23 Jul 09:00

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 06:02

Remember 'universal' Windows apps for PCs, slabs and mobes? Microsoft's Nadella does

Analysis Ballmer who? CEO on new direction for Redmond
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 05:29
Apple signs for auction

18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

A lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled employees has just been granted class-action status, potentially creating a payday for staff who say the firm held back their wages and stopped them from taking rest breaks.

Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

Cybercrooks have further refined a strain of file-infecting ransomware that infects Android smartphones so that it targets English speakers and is more difficult to remove.

Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off

Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered

iPad? iFAD! NOW we know why Apple went running to IBM

But it's OK fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs

How's VMware doing? Like a bull in a China shop, boasts virty beast

VMware revenues have risen 17 per cent on the back of the company signing several lucrative multi-year licensing agreements.

SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)

SAP is preparing to work with arch-rival Oracle on developing open-source software that will benefit both companies' products.

Microsoft bags more BUCKS – but profit's flat as Nadella waves axe

Earnings for Q4 narrowly miss estimates after Nokia gobble
Neil McAllister, 22 Jul 21:37

Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

Fatcats slapped for 'depressing' outsource bill
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 16:13

Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 13:16

EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff

Analysis Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 12:42

Experts gathered round corpse of PC market: It's ALIVE! Alive, we tell you

Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT<
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 10:29

SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 08:56

Dell and Unitrends both bulk up their backup

Extra options should you suffer a ROBO apocalypse
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 07:58

Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

Redmond decides it won't replace Masters certifications, so lesser certs get more rigour
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 05:28

Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement

Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke
Jack Clark, 21 Jul 23:39

Samsung supplier halts assembly line amid child-labor probe

With all orders suspended, mass layoffs feared soon
Neil McAllister, 21 Jul 23:09

Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT TO THE RESCUE!

Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jul 22:42

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 14:07

UK.gov pops lid off £70m barrel of non-Cloudable hosting pork

Come and get it while it's still porky, shouts Cabinet Office
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 11:54

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Germany may have won the World Cup... but it dropped the ball for Computacenter

The German nation lifted the World Cup last weekend but those working for Computacenter will not have cheered the local team's performance this morning – when calendar Q2 financials were released to the City.
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NAO slaps down Cabinet Office gov-IT savings claims AGAIN

There are lies, damned lies and Cabinet Office statistics which give the impression that the Efficiency and Reform Group are achieving much more dramatic ICT savings than they actually are.
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Skiddies turn Amazon cloud into 'crime-as-a-service' – security bod

Amazon Web Services' share of cloud-hosted malware-slingers has more than doubled in the last six months.

Price cuts, new features coming for Office 365 small biz customers

Microsoft is still keen to shift its perpetual-license Office customers over to the Office 365 subscription model, and to that end it's planning a shakeup of its Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses to offer customers more value and greater flexibility.

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We all know hardware lasts longer than 3 years so why bin good kit?
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As good as it gets, for now
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