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EMC promises 'lots' of news about converged compute at VMworld

Has VMware's MARVIN morphed into VMCI?
Simon Sharwood, 01 Aug 00:28

Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

Startup to take over support for today's Itaniums and beyond
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 22:21

Veeam's vigorous voyage vindicates virty servers' backup virtues

Firm reckons breakneck customer growth rate's continuing
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 21:02

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: Redmond must let feds into foreign servers

They're not emails, they're business records, says court
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 19:47

Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR

Sales and profit dive at mobile sub, things set to get tougher
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 15:31

BT consumer biz saves day: Grr, if it weren't for that meddling Ofcom

Broadband spares the red faces
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 13:59
WD Caviar Green 2TB

Disk daddy WD dishes out more drives, but profits dip anyway

For its final fiscal 2014 quarter WD revenues were flat at $3.7bn but profits declined despite the firm having sold a greater number of disk drives. SSD sales declined compared to the previous two quarters.

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

Analysis Everything points to a boom in the landfill business – The Register, 2012

Microsoft adds wireless industry legend John Stanton to its board

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

Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Comment In 1805, William Pitt the Younger, on hearing of Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, is reported to have said: "Roll up that map (of Europe) – it will not be wanted these 10 years". Well I have attended two meetings which suggest that the European Union has already rolled up its Data Protection Map of Europe so it excludes the UK.

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

After much back-and-forth on blogs, Twitter, and online forums, Oracle has admitted that there is a bug that can cause its new in-memory database option to be reported as being in use when it's not, although the actual risk it poses remains unclear.

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

Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 15:40

Shopping spree helps Arrow counter organic sales slump

Revenues rally but only if you don't look closely
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 12:55

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

Profits are down at CommVault but it's still beating Wall St
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 11:41

Sing it, Systemax: 10 straight quarters plunging in a row, 10 straight quar....

Sales FINALLY on rise for reseller... by 1.4%
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 09:29

Pleased to meet you. I'm Joe Bloggs, MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champ

What a mouthful. Do customers care? Six title-holders quizzed
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 07:28

Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere

Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 06:28

'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

Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales

Gigantic retailer Amazon grew sales 23 per cent, year on year, in its second quarter of 2014 – and managed to lose even more money than usual.
From left to right: Mastodon, mammoth, gomphothere. Credit: Sergio de la Rosa

Hadoop coop's $50m scoop: Hortonworks takes HP coin

Hadoop has become a strategic battleground for three of the world's most influential technology companies, judging by HP's $50m investment into Hadoop company Hortonworks.
Comparison of BlackBerry Passport with rectangular phones

BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now

BlackBerry has given users another reason to throw out their BlackBerry servers – by putting BES10 into the cloud as a hosted service.

HP Printer and PC boss: Lenovo is the LAST thing on my mind

Interview The man straddling HP's global printer and PC portfolio has a few things on his mind, but he claims worrying about Apple, Samsung and Lenovo aren't chief among them.

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Jack Clark

Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
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Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
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