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Can someone please standardise cloud standards?

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards
Frank Jennings, 06 Mar 14:06

Violin Memory's strings snap as losses DOUBLE from last quarter

Red-splattered numbers reveal firm's nosediving into the do-do
Chris Mellor, 06 Mar 11:01

Microsoft comes right out and says backup software is dead

When you run a cloud, everything looks like it's approaching boiling point
Simon Sharwood, 06 Mar 01:45

VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

SCSI dev claims virty giant has 'no intention' of honoring terms of the GPL
Neil McAllister, 05 Mar 20:59

IBM System x biz sales: The numbers are out... and they're not pretty

HP and Dell reaped the benefit
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 17:02

Sales up at NSA SIM hack scandal biz Gemalto

Dutch biz points to 'challenges' experienced last year
Kat Hall, 05 Mar 16:27

Danwood CEO: No more M&A disco watching for us

Danwood no longer wants to be the loner at the edge of the M&A dance floor as romance blossoms between local rivals, especially now its finances suggest it isn’t destined for the scrapheap.

PATCH FREAK NOW: Cloud providers faulted for slow response

Hundreds of cloud providers are still vulnerable to the serious FREAK cryptographic vulnerability.

Symantec: Corporate divorce starts on April Fool's Day

Unhappy bedfellows split sales team from next month

Cisco wraps Hadoop in warm embrace of resale partnership

Borg swallows a little bit of elephant
Containers

Docker hires'n'acquires to cure its security, networking headaches

Application container firm Docker is staffing up, having brought on new talent to further its security and networking development efforts.
IBM Watson QA Power7 cluster

IBM buys 'deep learning' upstart Alchemy API, inhales 40,000 devs

Big Blue has taken a break from its busy axe wielding cost-cutting schedule to buy startup AlchemyAPI and insert 40,000 developers into its "community".

HP: Windows Server + OpenStack will lure biz bods from the Amazon

Microsoft lends muscle to server on 'Linux for cloud'
Gavin Clarke, 04 Mar 17:01

Stop press! NHS trust finds G-Cloud, BUYS SOMETHING with it

£450/year/seat Lync SaaS deal boosts Outsourcery's coffers
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 16:06

IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once

Job security in tech? Maybe try another industry
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 14:05

Ex-Systemax execs Carl & Gilbert Fiorentino jailed over $27m fraud

Brothers get five and six years of stripey suntan time
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 11:05

CONFIRMED: Tiny Windows Server is on the way

Cloud OS at the bottom, server in the middle and a dedicated client on top
Simon Sharwood, 04 Mar 03:28

Pull on your dancing shoes, the server market's ALLLLIVE

Vendors did the server jig and more cash poured from the clouds (oh and hyperscale)
Paul Kunert, 03 Mar 22:58

HP adds Eucalyptus to Helion cloud, but OpenStack still reigns

Support for Amazon-lookalike clouds is back in HP's IaaS
Neil McAllister, 03 Mar 22:23

He can't give it away FAST ENOUGH: Bill Gates richest man in world again

Microsoft founder back on Forbes rich list
Kat Hall, 03 Mar 21:19

End in sight for Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe wage-fixing lawsuit

Judge seems happy with $415m offer
Kat Hall, 03 Mar 12:22

Here's what keeps VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger awake at night

Virtzilla fears deep-pocketed rivals beating it into new and cloudy markets
Simon Sharwood, 03 Mar 08:02

IBM sued for talking up semiconductor business it couldn't give away

Firm alleges investors didn't realize Big Blue would need to PAY to have its chips hauled off
Neil McAllister, 03 Mar 05:02

Brocade's pen poised over cheque to buy Connectem

If you can't build virtualised networks like everyone else at MWC, buy 'em
Richard Chirgwin, 03 Mar 01:38

$250K: That's what Lenovo earned to RAT YOU OUT with Superfish

Report suggests Lenovo can be bought for peanuts as Mozilla kills dirty cert
Darren Pauli, 03 Mar 00:20

Insight: Have you heard about Windows Server 2003 support?

No, this is not a joke...
Paul Kunert, 02 Mar 17:42

TalkTalk 'fesses up to MEGA data breach

TalkTalk has admitted to a major breach of sensitive user information, which may have led to some customers handing over bank data to hackers.
Leisure Suit Larry screenshot

To beat Oracle, find jurors who care about Leisure Suit Larry not Larry Ellison

When you kick a giant in the shins and threaten to cut it off at the knees, do it in a jurisdiction you believe will provide you with a sympathetic jury.
IBM Headquarters, Armonk, NY

If in doubt, blow $4bn: IBM says it will fatten up on cloud, mobile, Big Data cake by 2018

IBM is betting billions that it can claw its way back to growth by focusing on what it calls its "strategic imperatives," including cloud, data analytics, mobility, social networking, and security.

Colt sales slide, profits turn to mush in shiny new cloudy world

A double-digit sales crash in the carrier voice division led top-line declines at Colt in 2014, as a series of one-off costs – including a major restructuring programme – downed profit.

Opinion

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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