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Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks

All above board, concludes board
Simon Rockman, 30 Mar 09:28

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
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 07:57

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

Back in Black, but one fair quarter does not a turnaround make
Neil McAllister, 27 Mar 19:20

VMware channel confirms price hikes from next month

vSphere to rise by 7% and all the rest by 4-5%
Paul Kunert, 27 Mar 16:36

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

SanDisk expects the current quarter's revenues to be about $1.3bn, 14 per cent less than a year ago, with the flash business supposed to be a growth area. The execs must have been horrified when they heard.

Labour has a pop at the government over missed GDS targets

In a pre-election pop at the coalition, Labour has slammed Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude for the Government Digital Service's failure to meet even half of its digital targets for online services.

Europe drags, as Accenture posts steady growth

Outsourcing giant sees 13 per cent North American increase

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

Purported price hike starts April 1, and that's no joke

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

Google's botched another cloud patch.
Booth babe banhammer

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

The organizers of this year's RSA security conference have made at least one thing clear to exhibitors: no booth babes.

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

NetApp channel: Can the new UK boss stop the rot?

Resellers talk of battle over services with flatlining storage biz
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 14:35

How tech bosses manage their teams for fun and profit

CIO Manifesto 'Whenever I hear the word culture I reach for my org chart...'
Dominic Connor, 26 Mar 13:02

And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!

Beats Solaris, flattens Gentoo
Darren Pauli, 26 Mar 02:28

Wall Street tips fedora to Red Hat: Sales up, profit flat, everybody dance

sudo ./buy_back_shares $500m
Iain Thomson, 26 Mar 00:17

Metro app meets Windows 10. A Microsoft win? Maybe after a little improvement

First Look Hands on with the preview tools for the UAP
Tim Anderson, 25 Mar 19:04

PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

It's the thought that counts
Iain Thomson, 25 Mar 18:51

So you've been told to build a cloud. No one was fired for buying HP hardware, er, right?

Cloud-centric Cloudline box is cloud right for the cloud world, cloud HP says in the cloud

Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

Free, open-source, independent cloud and mob collab suite coming
Gavin Clarke, 25 Mar 16:55
Ceremony to mark ARM's decision to open a CPU dev centre in Taiwan

ARM plans to win 20 per cent of the server market by the year 2020

ARM Holdings is telling investors it will take 20 per cent of the server silicon market by the year 2020.
Two mobiles man

BT set to undercut rivals with return to mobile biz

BT will launch its own 4G network when it returns to the mobile market within the next few days, it has been reported.

Ark of the Government deal confirmed, joint venture established

In a massive departure from the usual big supplier merry-go-round of government IT contracts, the Cabinet Office has confirmed a £700m legacy "Crown Hosting" deal with small data centre biz Ark, as revealed by El Reg last week.
Russia

Russia's Putin IT spend in reverse gear, fast

When the first dotcom bubble popped, the likes of EMC, Sun and Oracle didn't panic that the days of easy greenfield sales were over because the then-burgeoning economies of eastern Europe gave them new greenfields in which to romp.

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

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
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