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PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

Analysis Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 11:39

Microsoft adds wireless industry legend John Stanton to its board

Satya Nadella backs up 'mobile-first' strategy with new director

AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

Come back, freetards
John Leyden, 31 Jul 09:59

Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Comment EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway

Oracle: That BUG in our In-Memory Option will be fixed in October

Don't worry, though ... it's probably (mostly) harmless
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 05:29

Cisco's application-centric infrastructure arrives at last

Borg begins striking off its golden hardware handcuffs
Richard Chirgwin, 31 Jul 01:45

Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away

The good citizens of Britain are still giving Windows 8 and 8.1 fondleslabs a wide berth, official figures from disties has confirmed.

Shopping spree helps Arrow counter organic sales slump

Healthy organic sales growth has once again proved slippery for enterprise tech bellwether Arrow Inc to grasp, though demand for heavy duty software and hardware started to re-emerge.

Don't Hammer Bob's backup biz: At least sales are up

Profits are down at CommVault but it's still beating Wall St
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Pleased to meet you. I'm Joe Bloggs, MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champ

Vendor schemes that put users on a pedestal are sprouting like never before. But what's in it for those who win these laurels?
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Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere

Cisco has published an interesting white paper in which it appears to suggest network virtualisation can produce unpleasant and productivity-crimping consequences.

'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

Leaking sprinklers, overheated thermostats and picked locks all online
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 05:28

Microsoft rolls up more Windows Server 2012 R2 updates

Office 365 monitoring and virtual machine visualiser among 40-plus tweaks
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 02:58

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 22:24

Texan firm buys disaster recovery bods Neverfail

Artisan Infrastructure taken it over
Chris Mellor, 29 Jul 16:02

Ah, so that's why French IT giant Atos is officially full of Bull

Integrators to cling together as top line stagnates, bottom line falls
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 15:05

MoJ IT workers 'n' pals extend strike action over privatisation

Fears of cuts when shared services gig moves to Steria
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 12:55

Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 12:00

TV rudeboy and Outsourcery boss Linney joins Gov.UK SME panel

How many contracts has your cloudy biz won again? Hello?
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 09:55

14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

Vendors just don't care, says researcher, after finding basic boo-boos in security software
Darren Pauli, 29 Jul 07:32

Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

Fix coming for bug that makes Kerberos croak when you run two domain controllers
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jul 06:58

Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

In the tech sector, anyway...
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 11:07

AWS hell no: Can Microsoft Azure sales beat Amazon's cloud?

Comment Bezos behemoth is tottering at the top
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 10:42

HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app

Reaches deal over eponymous software spat
Team Register, 28 Jul 10:21

Arcserve on split-up with CA Technologies: 'We’re a startup now. We’re really hungry'

Analysis We're profitable and we'll stay profitable - sales veep
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 09:43
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Psst. Hey, Jock. I got £100m for outsourcers here. Fancy a hit?

A £100m pot of cash for managed service providers will form part of the Scottish government's next public sector-wide tech agreement.
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VMware fuels cloudy drive, plonks second bit barn in UK

VMware's virtual cloud hybrid service has quietly added a second British bit barn.
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Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day

Speculation that Microsoft contemplated a “mini” version of its Surface fondleslabs, but decided not to let it see the light of day, has been confirmed in Redmond's 8-K form lodged with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

vBlock user says EMC bug slipped through VCE's matrix

The Cisco/EMC/VMware/Intel lovechild VCE has a simple schtick: the boxed-up rigs of hardware and software it sells are sold in configurations that have been documented and tested to the last detail. As the company told us by email “we commit to delivering Systems that have been engineered, tested and certified as one.”

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