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Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party

Boffins take out - then replace - Christmas fun
Team Register, 18 Dec 07:03

Could Cisco's Intercloud give it another chokehold on the Internet?

Interview We asked senior veep Nick Earle what it means
Joe Fay, 17 Dec 16:54

Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

Third parties must comply to new standard
John Leyden, 17 Dec 15:02

ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

Toothless watchdog growls, firm says 'LA LA LA, WE'RE NOT LISTENING'
Kat Hall, 17 Dec 12:43

Dixphone's half-year P&L accounts are in. So much RED INK

Restructuring charges wipe out 'barnstorming' UK sales at Frankencorp
Paul Kunert, 17 Dec 12:14

EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

Selling knick-knacks? Register or face taxman's WRATH
Jennifer Baker, 17 Dec 10:58

HOW MUCH did WD pay for Skyera? Join the dots, work it out

Comment We at El Reg suggested yesterday, Monday, that WD paid up to $400m for the all-flash array upstart, but WD has since mailed us to say that's wrong.

Oi, channel peeps. Stop giving money to AWS for IaaS - EMC

Channel partners should eat their own dog food when it comes to deploying hybrid clouds, and use their own infrastructure to develop enterprise apps instead of buying infrastructure-as-a-service from companies like AWS.

IBM: Get yer cloud services! Analytics, mobile, ten a penny

Mouthpiece gives us pile of guff about Cloud Marketplace - so we cut through it

UK.gov SLASHES ICT frameworks by more than HALF

Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs

Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

Underground hacker markets are booming with counterfeit documents, premiere credit cards, hacker tutorials, and "complete satisfaction guarantees", according to a new report from Dell SecureWorks.

Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

Microsoft has drummed up an impressive amount of support in its fight against the American government – which is demanding access to the US giant's servers in Ireland.

BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

+Comment Soz Telefonica, BT's gone for the other one for home, mobe, TV, web 4-way
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 17:20

Private equity downs WAN furtler Riverbed in $3.6bn gulp

+Comment Thoma Bravo gives Elliott its payout
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:33

Drive-making kingpin WD gobbles Skyera... to give to HGST

Flash array packing density king bought
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:03

Failed would-be COMET saviour now FAILS to save his own biz

'Harder to make money in electronics than he thought'
Paul Kunert, 15 Dec 13:14

'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

Clouds and - gasp! - users buying their own kit mean 'Darwinian moment' for techies
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 12:59

UK banks ill-prepared for return of the rabid POODLE

Only 4,096 requests needed to uncover a 16-character cookie
John Leyden, 15 Dec 12:27

Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

Exclusive ICO tells El Reg it's gathering evidence
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Dec 10:27

Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

Forrester: Forget profits, Microsoft just won't want to do this
Paul Kunert, 15 Dec 09:27

HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

Nightmare before Christmas courtesy of RepricerExpress
Team Register, 14 Dec 16:51

Batten down the patches: New vuln found in Docker container tech

Last month's patch brought new privilege escalation flaw
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 22:14

AWS: Wanna join our MSP club? The bar is high, says UK boss

'NOT a matter of rocking up, paying some cash and getting a badge'
Paul Kunert, 12 Dec 16:27

Cisco: Think we're a lawsuit-hurling villain? 'Complete garbage'

'We have 13,000 patents at Cisco, 13,000 patents...'
Paul Kunert, 12 Dec 15:11

NASA's British cloudy collab provider scores $51m from VCs

Huddle also looks after UK National Grid
Paul Kunert, 12 Dec 11:06

Did we read that right... 46% growth? UK server market was HUGE in Q3

HPC deals, delayed refreshes result in whopping sales spike
Paul Kunert, 12 Dec 09:01
App Magnets

Remember that Big Blue Apple? Biz apps for iPads are here

The fruits of Apple and IBM’s enterprise software alliance were today plucked and displayed for the world to see: a bunch of apps ported to iOS that target corporate buyers of iPad and iPhones in specific vertical industries.
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Computacenter UK MD heading to Daisy Group as CEO

Enterprise reseller Computacenter’s (CC) outgoing big cheese Neil Muller is set to rock up as Daisy Group chief exec from early next year, The Channel can reveal.

Tech Data jumps into Dell's corporate hot tub

Dell is finally falling for the charms of the largest volume disties after signing up Tech Data in parts of mainland Europe ahead of extending the deal to Blighty from next month, or so say multiple sources.
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Firms will have to report OWN diverted profits under 'Google Tax' law

Under the so-called "Google tax" regime due to come in next year, multi-nationals will have to "self-report" any diverted profits to HMRC and then defend their own activities, according to draft legislation on the Diverted Profits Tax published today.

Opinion

Pure Storage array

Neil McAllister

How the cloud taught Redmond to play by a new set of rules
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Chris Mellor

Tandberg and Sphere3D deals offer hope after 18 bad ones
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Features

Pebble Steel
Meet the man who accidentally created the smartwatch hype
No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
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Frodo and the Ring
Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that
Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond debate Scottish independence
You keep the call centres, Hamish, we'll take the banks