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ID-stealing scammers had a bumper start to the year, reveals report

25 per cent rise in identity fraud in first 3 months of 2015
John Leyden, 27 May 15:57

IT Lab slips a ring on JMC IT

North meets south as managed services providers find love
Paul Kunert, 27 May 15:50

Windows 10 won't help. The PC biz is doomed, DOOMED, I TELL YOU

Industry folk react calmly to Microsoft's hopeful future sales targets
Paul Kunert, 27 May 14:39

Security software's a booming market. Why is Symantec stumbling?

Data breaches drive increased security spend
John Leyden, 27 May 13:42

Mutant upstart Nimble embiggens revenues – and losses, too

Red in the face, red on the financials
Chris Mellor, 27 May 12:39

SME IT contracts? That's the last thing Whitehall wants – report

We also lack procurement skills, say central govt departments
Kat Hall, 27 May 10:22
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Daisy Group: Yep, we're gonna eat you all up, Phoenix IT Group

Directors at Phoenix IT Group are “unanimously” backing the 160-pence-per-share offer that was formally made by Daisy Group this morning, valuing the entire share capital at close to £135m.

HP to buy ConteXtream for SDN/NFV top-up

HP is looking to beef up its service provider software-defined networking (SDN) footprint, with the acquisition of Comcast and Verizon-backed ConteXtream.

EMC coughs up the readies for cloud management software supplier

Virtusteam veritable IaaS gold mine for backers
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Private cloud has a serious image problem

As domination goes, it’s hard to surpass Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to recent Gartner data, AWS now offers 10X the utilised cloud capacity of the next 14 IaaS and PaaS providers... combined.
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Capita gobbles Berks-based mobility specialist Pervasive

Biz wireless networks integrator and mobility managed services player Pervasive Ltd is the latest organisation to be crunched up by Capita's acquisition mill, The Channel can reveal.

Told ya! Coms flogs telco arm to Timico in £2.5m deal

Board: Sale of loss-making arm draws line in sand with the past
Paul Kunert, 26 May 10:27

Will YOU be living in a cardboard box under the motorway in five years?

One in four will be out of business, predicts ball-starer Huawei
Kat Hall, 26 May 08:31

UK.gov confirms it's binned extended Windows XP support

Laggard agencies understand the risks and can cope, says GDS
Simon Sharwood, 26 May 07:29

Amazon sighs, may slip hands into trousers to pay some UK corp tax

All in the name of customer service, natch
Richard Chirgwin, 25 May 07:54

Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

'Resist gratification', says super-GNU-man freedom fighter
Darren Pauli, 25 May 06:58

HP: you know we said we were done with cost cutting...

Enterprise Services needs to find $2bn of savings, but s'ok, got 3 years to do it
Paul Kunert, 24 May 16:17

BlackBerry: we ARE cutting jobs AGAIN

Biz fomerly known as RIM desperately seeking profits from device unit
Paul Kunert, 24 May 14:10

Salesforce snubbed Microsoft's $55bn biz gobble offer – report

Benioff doesn't get out of bed for less than $70bn
Shaun Nichols, 22 May 20:43

Boring old Brocade just sits there making money. Damn them

Irritatingly stable firm just trundles along like a vintage Volvo
Chris Mellor, 22 May 16:34

Huawei peels back the covers in pursuit of partner love

Ok, so reseller recruitment was slow but we want to bed other partners too
Kat Hall, 22 May 15:32

£300m education tech framework is LIVE

No e-autions or fixed line broadband included, sorry
Paul Kunert, 22 May 13:17

Wanna buy a software reseller? Comparex big enough for you?

Owner of Microsoft licensing reselling giant hires investment banker
Paul Kunert, 22 May 12:38

HP storage revenues declining as the dithering continues

Comment Is a distracted Whitman twisting or sticking?
Chris Mellor, 22 May 10:35

UK data watchdog: Massive fines won't keep data safe

We should be able to use threats though
Jennifer Baker, 22 May 09:29

SimpliVity opens its doors to KVM, OpenStack

Hyper-converged infrastructure company SimpliVity has announced it now supports the KVM hypervisor and OpenStack.
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Nutanix CEO nixes Cisco buy rumours, swears allegiance to Michael Dell

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey has nixed rumours of Cisco buying his co-founded hyper-converged server/storage/networking startup.
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Public cloud? Two vendors float on high, says Gartner

Gartner’s latest report on Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) places just two vendors in the coveted top right “Leaders” segment of its “Magic Quadrant” chart.
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Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

A six year-old Brit has become one of the youngest people ever to pass a Microsoft exam.

Opinion

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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

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‘AWS is to the era of cloud what Microsoft is to client/server’
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Potential deleterious effects more like a snakebite* than a snake bite
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Hacked US CENTCOM Twitter account
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Wile E. Coyote goes over the edge again