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Phoenx IT Group: we hired 20 bods for config/ distie centre

Ahem, yes, the same number as the repairs desk staff that we let go
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 12:58

Outsourcery still losing as much as it turns over

Another round of funding coming to a cloud biz near you
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 12:41

Police ICT Company finally lurches off the ground

Fill your boots guys as it could be scrapped after the election
Kat Hall, 30 Mar 12:19

Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?

Follow these few simple steps, and wait a while
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 10:29

Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks

All above board, concludes board
Simon Rockman, 30 Mar 09:28

Insight's EMEA prez: It's not our fault cloud sales are slow, blame the NSA

Firms' fluffy white services payoff is due in 2016, adds gros fromage
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 07:57
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Did we just wake up in an alternate universe? BlackBerry turns a profit

BlackBerry actually made money in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, but the bigger picture for the ailing smartphone maker is far from rosy.

VMware channel confirms price hikes from next month

The meteoric rise of the US dollar relative to currencies in Europe and other parts of the globe is the reason VMware is reducing channel discounts by mid-to-high single digits and why user pricing will rise.

Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

Apple CEO to flex financial muscles in the name of 'charidee'

Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods

Local gov and unis hit with costs for being 'under-licensed'

SanDisk slashes sales outlook as growth shudders to a stop

SanDisk expects the current quarter's revenues to be about $1.3bn, 14 per cent less than a year ago, with the flash business supposed to be a growth area. The execs must have been horrified when they heard.

Labour has a pop at the government over missed GDS targets

In a pre-election pop at the coalition, Labour has slammed Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude for the Government Digital Service's failure to meet even half of its digital targets for online services.

Europe drags, as Accenture posts steady growth

Outsourcing giant sees 13 per cent North American increase
Kat Hall, 27 Mar 09:02

VMware tells partners, punters, to pay higher prices (probably)

Purported price hike starts April 1, and that's no joke
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 06:34

Google botches another cloud patch, this time messing up App Engine

Not a lot of problems, but third fluff in a few weeks is not a good look
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 03:01

Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

Wouldn't wear it in the CEO's office? Don't wear it on the show floor
Shaun Nichols, 26 Mar 22:41

By Odin, Parallels thinks cloud service providers should buy Odin

Virty vendor's automation biz ascends to Valhalla
Neil McAllister, 26 Mar 22:18

Silicon Valley powers: Let mass spying die in May 2015 – it's bad for privacy (and business)

Citizens' personal information is all OURS, say tech giants
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 20:59

Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

Infinite capacity in a finite universe? Challenge accepted, says Bezos
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 18:52

Light the lanterns people, Acer made a profit in 2014

Finally, an end to the three years of consecutive losses
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 18:39

SCC: the hosted voice market? Yep, we've got plans for that

Fresh from Fluidata investment, CEO Rigby outlines next priorities
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 16:50

Ex-Insight director Griffiths moves to CMS Distribution

Industry vet handed control of software division
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 15:15

NetApp channel: Can the new UK boss stop the rot?

Resellers talk of battle over services with flatlining storage biz
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 14:35

How tech bosses manage their teams for fun and profit

CIO Manifesto 'Whenever I hear the word culture I reach for my org chart...'
Dominic Connor, 26 Mar 13:02

And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!

Beats Solaris, flattens Gentoo
Darren Pauli, 26 Mar 02:28

Wall Street tips fedora to Red Hat: Sales up, profit flat, everybody dance

sudo ./buy_back_shares $500m
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 00:17
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Got a killer Microsoft or Oracle cloud deal? Start sweating

Analysis Feeling pressured? A sense you’re being rushed into something you’re not sure about? Or, perhaps, you have a nagging feeling about that free gift you accepted. That sensation is your IT supplier pushing you into their cloud.

Nutanix 'working on a homebrew hypervisor', sources tell El Reg

We're not quite sure why Nutanix would be working on its own hypervisor, but apparently it is, The Register has learned.
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Reseller SCC buys a slice of Fluidata

IT re-seller SCC has taken an undisclosed stake in London-based data connectivity outfit Fluidata, so as to further muscle into the infrastructure space.
Fluffy grey ragdoll cat relaxes next to laptop.

Distribution of cream among EMC executive fat cats revealed

Fancy finding out how much EMC fat cats earn? Read on.

Opinion

Alexandre Mesguich

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears
Partnership

Frank Jennings

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Chris Mellor

All that is storage does not beget gold
Lost

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Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
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Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
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Sorry OpenStack and Open Compute, we're not all Facebook
Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG. Pic: World Economic Forum
Scammy download sites? Government snooping? Run of the mill for Gary Kovacs
BlackBerry and Android, together at last
Funnel of cash. Credit: via SXC – http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Leonardini