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'Great Firewall' fingered after Gmail block hits China - report

Chinese clients? Better pick another webmail
Kat Hall, 29 Dec 11:06

European data law: UK.gov TRASHES 'unambiguous consent' plans

Don't be such a silly-billy, Brussels
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Dec 08:00

Vawtrak challenges almighty ZeuS as king of the botnets

Crimeware-as-a-Service
John Leyden, 27 Dec 13:30

Telstra goes for Chinese takeaway with Pacnet buy

AUD$697m buys Australian carrier bit barns and subsea cables across Asia
Simon Sharwood, 23 Dec 05:04

Working over Christmas? Government tech suppliers will be

Network Services tender and 700 questions cause Xmas upset, delays
Paul Kunert, 22 Dec 07:00

HP's shareholder settlement deal over Autonomy merger DENIED – again

Judge: 'a whole universe of potential claims relinquished'
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 18:44
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Windows Server 2003 custom support could cost MILLIONS

Business leaders who dismissed calls from the IT department to migrate off Windows Server 2003 as nothing more than a maintenance exercise could be left rueing a potentially costly seven-figure financial howler.
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Merlot and hot dogs: Atos snaps up Xerox's outsourcing biz for $1.05bn

French IT services giant Atos has snapped up Xerox's outsourcing biz for $1.05bn (£670m), as it tries to extend its garlic and lemon-infused tentacles across the American market.

Daisy Group: so long AIM, it's been emotional, sort of

B2B comms and tech outfit to cancel share trading from 22 January

Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords

Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.

How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

The wait is almost over for footballers, Arab oil magnates, the fanbois elite, Croydon-based lottery winners, or anyone else with a money to burn: a diamond-encrusted Apple Watch will hit the shops next year with an eye-popping price tag.

Microsoft fires legal salvo at phone 'tech support' scammers

Sick callers face fingering from Redmond's revenge
Iain Thomson, 19 Dec 05:30

Red Hat CFO reaches for eject cord after Street-beating performance

Linux firm ups annual guidance yet again
Neil McAllister, 19 Dec 00:56

Rivals feel power of EMC's storage software bite

Market bounces in Q3, but somebody forgot to tell Symantec and IBM
Chris Mellor, 18 Dec 17:49

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

Too many people still running random .exe files in spam attachments
John Leyden, 18 Dec 10:35

TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account

Buggy software and bad deployment borked Redmond's cloud
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 08:29

Oracle, the King of Cloud? Maybe in Ellison's world

Analysis Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 08:03

Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party

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

Softlayer hops into Equinix's Cloud Exchange

Last in, best dressed
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 04:01

Hurd'n'Catz leading Oracle to the cloud, but core biz still lags

Software, hardware remained sluggish in Q2
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 00:04

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Next build to be a major update
Neil McAllister, 17 Dec 21:50

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

Managed Services Providers - still the most sought after of all channel partners types - can now jump through some hoops to scoop a badge of certification from Amazon Web Services.

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

Anyone that paints Cisco as a sueball-slinging bully boy that flexes its legal eagles to stem rivals' innovation is talking “complete garbage”, or so says its president of development and sales.
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NASA's British cloudy collab provider scores $51m from VCs

Cloudy storage and collaboration service provider Huddle has trousered millions more cash from vulture venture capitalists to spend on biz development on both sides of the Atlantic.
Scrooge McDuck

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

Perceived wisdom among server makers was that the era of year-on-year double digits revenue hikes each quarter was long gone - and yeah, they probably are - but UK suppliers still received a welcome financial fillip in Q3.

Opinion

Neil McAllister

Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
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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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