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Fake Pirate Bay site pushes banking Trojan to WordPress users

Pirated pirate site springs 'You've been iFramed' drive-by surprise
John Leyden, 01 Apr 14:58

Notebooks drag PC sales out the toilet, fondleslabs still falling

Revenue still falling as well. Bad times
Kat Hall, 01 Apr 13:29

CSC confirms top exec suspended over Australian bank scandal

Company is investigating kickback allegations
Kat Hall, 01 Apr 11:57

IBM: No compulsory redundancies in Systems Middleware

Up to 70 volunteers leave with a cheque and a smile as wide as America
Paul Kunert, 01 Apr 09:58

Amazon's clouds are da bomb, say EU data protection watchdogs

AWS meets Europe's privacy requirements, whatever they may be worth
Jennifer Baker, 01 Apr 07:27

HP blasts $5.1bn sueball at ex-Autonomy execs, Lynch preps return fire

Bitter bedfellows now in open war in UK courts
Neil McAllister, 31 Mar 21:26
Chromebook Flip

New dirt-cheap Chromebooks: Team Google keeps jackboot on throat of PC titans

While Google is trying to push Chromebooks upmarket with its flashy Pixel, its Chrome OS partners continue to target budget-conscious buyers with a new batch of devices priced at $250 and lower.
Surface 3 in red

Microsoft dumps ARM for Atom with cut-price Surface 3 fondleslab

Pic + vid Microsoft's brief flirtation with ARM-powered Windows RT tablets looks to be over: the Redmond giant has unveiled its latest fondleslab, the Surface 3, which is a dinky Atom-powered slate running a full version of Windows on Intel hardware.

Oracle boat picks up ex-HP hardware man Donatelli

Could be joining former colleague Mark Hurd on board

Life after Lord Shugs looks good, as Viglen directors' packages swell

Being a director at Viglen has become considerably more lucrative since Lord Shugs offloaded the tech supplier to Westcoast Holdings.
hands waving dollar bills in the air

Managed services biz Claranet adds £107m to war chest

Acquisition-hungry European managed services provider Claranet has drummed up £107m in a refinancing deal.

Wearables market action is all in the wrist says market-scryer IDC

Tech specs aren't going to make it and the wearables market is smaller than PCs
Simon Sharwood, 31 Mar 07:01

SoftLayer and Telstra in cloudy embrace

Today Australia, tomorrow THE WORLD! Maybe
Simon Sharwood, 31 Mar 04:28

Node4 buys app developer and cloud purveyor Reconnix

Open source, clouds? We've heard of these, says boss
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 17:02

Pure CEO dons cheerleader outfit, harangues world, dog

Bangs drum, makes song and dance about annual performance
Chris Mellor, 30 Mar 16:03

Phoenix 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

Did we just wake up in an alternate universe? BlackBerry turns a profit

Back in Black, but one fair quarter does not a turnaround make
Neil McAllister, 27 Mar 19:20

VMware channel confirms price hikes from next month

vSphere to rise by 7% and all the rest by 4-5%
Paul Kunert, 27 Mar 16:36

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'
Paul Kunert, 27 Mar 12:39

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

Local gov and unis hit with costs for being 'under-licensed'
Kat Hall, 27 Mar 11:11
NSA parody T-shirt

PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

A law bill introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday seeks to abolish the Patriot Act, ban Uncle Sam from forcing backdoors into technology, and safeguard whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
HP cloud

So you've been told to build a cloud. No one was fired for buying HP hardware, er, right?

HP loves a big box with a few lights on it and the latest is HP's Cloudline range of servers, launched in March. The products are unsurprisingly (the clue is in the name) said to be particularly well-suited for deployment in cloud-centric data centres.
A kite

Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

A hosted edition of LibreOffice is planned as a free and open alternative to Office 365 and Google Docs by year's end.

Where will you place your vendor bets in 2015?

There was plenty to keep Europe’s IT channel busy over the past few months, and the rest of this year could be just as turbulent.

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

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
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