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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
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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

Analysis After Microsoft’s biggest jobs bloodbath, we’re still not much wiser about what Microsoft will look like in five years' time. Steve Ballmer turned the focus from PCs to devices and services: manufacturing its own devices, and promoting its own services regardless of the platform. Satya Nadella was supposed to bring further clarity.
IBM quarterly storage revenues

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

The Big Blue IT colossus' storage revenues have carried on declining, with only FlashSystems showing growth, and stellar growth at that.

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware

Did HP just tip its hand on Autonomy? Spoiler: It was a busted flush

Analysis Breaking the news, literally, about the Pope, a Brit biz and a reseller
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Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

Dell has started accepting Bitcoin as payment for stuff.

Brit IT firm turnaround man: He's fixed the broken toilet, can he fix the busted biz?

It has been four months since Phoenix IT Group brought in its Mr Fix It, a chief executive tasked with reversing the misfortunes of the stumbling tech services company.

Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android
Gavin Clarke, 18 Jul 13:59

HP CEO Meg Whitman dons TRIPLE CROWN of POWER

Former eBay boss now CEO, pres AND chairman of tech titan
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 13:01

Out of Luczo, Seagate? Revenues and profits are shrinking again

Never mind, we've plenty of orders coming for H2 – Steve
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 12:02

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops
John Leyden, 18 Jul 11:01

What's inside AMD's life-support machine? A big pile o' PlayStation 4s and XBox Ones

Sick man of silicon's x86 sales hit hard by PC world, but CEO seems happy
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jul 04:33

Google's revenues swell yet again, yet big earnings elude it

Just a few billion in profit for Q2, ho hum
Neil McAllister, 18 Jul 00:58

Days since IBM last reported revenue growth: About 810

Big Blue inches past analyst expectations in Q2 2014, but at what cost?
Jack Clark, 17 Jul 21:31

X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

Elop explains new, lighter strategy (sort of)
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 15:25

Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

Mostly ex-Nokia staffers
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jul 13:27

Kaboom: Delayed patent bomb hits SAP in the Q2 profit

Hey ho, more cloud sales it is
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jul 12:28

Wham, bam, thank you NAND: SanDisk SSD sales soar

Flash writing on the wall for HDD makers
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 11:58

Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND systems infected in just 24 hours

Just 77 machines in the UK, though
John Leyden, 17 Jul 11:23

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

Winners medal for UK sales peeps not matched abroad
Paul Kunert, 17 Jul 11:12

NAO slaps down Cabinet Office gov-IT savings claims AGAIN

Efficiency and Reform Group isn't that efficient, should reform its ways
Paul Kunert, 17 Jul 08:02

SHARE your big data scientist. They're too costly and rare to keep a whole one – HP exec

Big data is on the strategic priority dashboard of every enterprise tech firm, but coughing a potentially princely sum for skilled people to talk the talk in complex projects may not be commercially viable for some in the channel.
David and Goliath in the Valley of Elah

Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

WPC Microsoft’s chief salesman Kevin Turner has tried to turn his company’s crushing lateness on devices into a positive for the sake of partners and employees.

Brit enterprises still wolfing down PCs post-XP support death

Tech disties feasted on a relative PC sales banquet in Q2 as businesses and to a lesser extent consumers made a belated dash to rid themselves of systems running on Windows XP.

BT: Whew, we've been cleared of major privacy breach. Oh SNAP, another webmail blunder

Exclusive BT has been cleared of a serious data protection violation by the UK's privacy watchdog, The Register has learned.

Opinion

Satya Nadella
cloud computing Fight

Tom Pappas

We all know hardware lasts longer than 3 years so why bin good kit?
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Andrew Orlowski

NO WAY are you putting it on iOS and Android, screech commentards
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