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Managed services biz Claranet adds £107m to war chest

Founder hints more acquisitions could be on the cards
Kat Hall, 31 Mar 08:05

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
All UK police forces use Tetra

Police ICT Company finally lurches off the ground

After a four-year gestation period, the body intended to help UK coppers better splash their £1bn a year in tech spend – the Police ICT Company – has finally got off the ground.

Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?

Apple has slapped some restrictions on early-bird madcap punters who want to part with hard-earned cash for a fancy wrist-job – they must shop only on white unicorns, bring virgin £50 notes and rap their order.

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
Confused computer keyboard

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

BlackBerry actually made money in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, but the bigger picture for the ailing smartphone maker is far from rosy.

VMware channel confirms price hikes from next month

The meteoric rise of the US dollar relative to currencies in Europe and other parts of the globe is the reason VMware is reducing channel discounts by mid-to-high single digits and why user pricing will rise.

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

SanDisk slashes sales outlook as growth shudders to a stop

Firm expects revenues down by 14 per cent from last year
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 10:58

Labour has a pop at the government over missed GDS targets

Also criticises big project IT write-offs. In other news: Pot in kitchen racism scandal
Kat Hall, 27 Mar 10:26

Europe drags, as Accenture posts steady growth

Outsourcing giant sees 13 per cent North American increase
Kat Hall, 27 Mar 09:02

VMware tells partners, punters, to pay higher prices (probably)

Purported price hike starts April 1, and that's no joke
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 06:34

Google botches another cloud patch, this time messing up App Engine

Not a lot of problems, but third fluff in a few weeks is not a good look
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 03:01

Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

Wouldn't wear it in the CEO's office? Don't wear it on the show floor
Shaun Nichols, 26 Mar 22:41

By Odin, Parallels thinks cloud service providers should buy Odin

Virty vendor's automation biz ascends to Valhalla
Neil McAllister, 26 Mar 22:18

Silicon Valley powers: Let mass spying die in May 2015 – it's bad for privacy (and business)

Citizens' personal information is all OURS, say tech giants
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 20:59

Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

Infinite capacity in a finite universe? Challenge accepted, says Bezos
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 18:52

Light the lanterns people, Acer made a profit in 2014

Finally, an end to the three years of consecutive losses
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 18:39

SCC: the hosted voice market? Yep, we've got plans for that

Fresh from Fluidata investment, CEO Rigby outlines next priorities
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 16:50

Ex-Insight director Griffiths moves to CMS Distribution

Industry vet handed control of software division
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 15:15

Calyx Managed Services break-up begins. Just like we told you

The expected break-up of Calyx Managed Services has started, with the maintenance and carrier services divisions offloaded to Daisy Group and Chess Ltd respectively for a total of £5.5m in cash.

Dell denies 'insecure autoupdate app' flings open PC backdoor

Dell has denied building backdoors into its kit following a security researcher's discovery of an insecure update assistant app.
The exterior of Equinix  ME1

Equinix looking for friends to fuel enterprise push

Global bit barn operator Equinix has decided it wants more enterprise customers.
Pair of pliers with other tools

Windows 10 apps to rule them all – phones, slabs and PCs: Microsoft pulls out 'universal' tool

Microsoft has released technology previews of new developer tools and an SDK for Windows 10, giving coders their first taste of what it's like to build Windows Universal Apps that run across PCs, phones, and tablets.

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

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Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
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Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
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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