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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
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.
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By Odin, Parallels thinks cloud service providers should buy Odin

Parallels is changing its branding again – partly – this time to help customers better distinguish between its virtualization software and service provider businesses.

Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

Infinite capacity in a finite universe? Challenge accepted, says Bezos

Light the lanterns people, Acer made a profit in 2014

A recovery of sorts is taking place at Acer with calendar 2014 P&L accounts returning to the black in a meaningful way, bringing closure to three consecutive years of losses.
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SCC: the hosted voice market? Yep, we've got plans for that

Building more bit barn capacity, and beefing up security and hosted voice services - potentially via acquisition - are the next moves that SCC CEO James Rigby is plotting from his Birmingham-based war room.

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

Where will you place your vendor bets in 2015?

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears

Lexmark splashes $1BEEEELION on Kofax

How many printer cartridges does that equate to? A lot
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 12:22

Capita shuns its own £2.5bn framework and touts G-Cloud IT

Controversial outsourcer admits its own product is crap
Kat Hall, 25 Mar 11:18

Phoenix IT Group says 'see ya' to repairs staff

Workshop to be outsourced to Centrex by month's end
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 10:26

Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

Don't panic: The Photoshop giant's doing the pretty bits, not the secure bits
Simon Sharwood, 25 Mar 01:58
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FlashRay founder Pawlowski flees NetApp

Brian Pawlowski, the founding and lead tech head for NetApp’s wannabee high-flying FlashRay all-flash array, has left the company after a 20-year stint, and become a VP in a new venture.
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Home Office splashed £35m trying to escape e-Borders contract

Exclusive The Home Office has so far splashed £34.6m in legal costs to extract itself from the disastrous £750m e-Borders contract run by Raytheon, The Register can reveal.

PIRATES and THIEVES to get Windows 10 as BOOTY

Pirates running stolen Windows operating systems will get a free copy of Windows 10, according to reports.
Zombie rising from the grave

Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

The SCO vs. IBM case has once again thrust up an undead limb up from deep beneath the soil.

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
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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