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Administrator tries to squeeze blood out of Stone Computers' parent

Exclusive Pre-pack agreed for Stone Topco but rival bid expected
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 12:10

Computacenter CEO: Currency headwind? Yep, that hurt alright

But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 11:08

Violin's breakeven within reach, but revenues still falling

There’s only so much lipstick you can put on this pig
Chris Mellor, 28 Aug 10:37

Mass redundancy marathon nearly over at HP

Brit heads to roll over the finish line... mostly in Enterprise Services
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 10:03

Rackspace looks to have bypassed vCloud Director upgrade

Signs with cashed-up upstart AirVM for Virtzilla-powered cloud management
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 03:58

The enterprise hardware market is growing. You read that right. Growing

Servers up six points. Switches up, slightly. Routers up. Really. Cloud? Not a killer, it seems
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 02:58
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Apple's fruity wristjob breathes down Fitbit's neck

Apple's wristjob is preparing to speed past Fitbit on sales of wearables after just four months, according to IDC.
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HP's 3PAR trifecta soups up entry-level, AFAs and software

HP has replaced its 7000 series 3PAR StoreServ array with a gen-5 ASIC-based StoreServ 8000, starting at $19,000. It's also added a top-end 20800 starter config, a lower-cost 20000 all-flash product, and enhanced its StoreServ OS.

Win10 PCs still stuck on slow boat from China, warehouses empty

Late release of code to OEMs delays shipments... if anyone cares

Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

Channel has two years to wait until 'modest' turnaround, says IDC
Ronan Dunne, CEO of O2

Capita IS good for former O2 staff. Oh yes it IS!

Being transferred to Capita in 2013 was the best thing for the O2 staff involved, despite the ongoing redundancy scheme, Ronan Dunne, the mobile network's chief executive, has told The Register.
Acer E series laptops

Acer honourary chairman Shih would 'welcome' takeover bid

Stan Shih, the man who founded Acer and returned to rescue the business when it fell on hard times, would be receptive to a takeover bid but – despite its continued troubles – warned it won’t be sold on the cheap.

Deja vMware: 'Virty biz to buy its parent EMC' rumor just won't die

Could be on; could be off
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 21:22

Channel vets eyeing up investments from atop mount cash

'Tech merchant bank' MXC Holdings scopes software, MSP and FinTech sectors
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 17:31

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

A popular giveaway, but no word on the number of failed installs
Tim Anderson, 26 Aug 16:02

Outsourcery shutters CRM practice... almost

Keeps one man to man phones for existing punters, majority leave for QuantiQ
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 14:49

Nimble Storage revenues soar as mainstream rivals experience droop

Losses still increasing, however
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 11:53

Booked that expensive holiday yet Mr Server Maker? Maybe just a day trip for now

EMEA sales slump as currency crisis and biz uncertainty grips
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 11:21

Ebuyer MD Carlisle exits following board level bust up

Retail stores? 'Not for us' say top brass at web tech emporium
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 10:02

It's all go for Softcat's £500m IPO, Credit Suisse, Jefferies hired

Flotation for ‘dream ticket’ revenue generator in November, maybe
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 09:32

Relax, System Center users, Microsoft won't herd you to Azure Stack

There's a line in the cloud between the two and not many will cross it
Simon Sharwood, 26 Aug 07:24

Ex-HP top aide in the clink for racking up $1m on company credit cards

It's hard to cover your tracks when you wear $8,000 outfits
Neil McAllister, 25 Aug 22:01

The container-cloud myth: We're not in Legoland anymore

Why interconnectivity in the cloud is tougher than just stacking bricks

SMEs in the firing line as fake invoice scams skyrocket

Fraudsters make hay while sun shines and accounts staff go on holiday
John Leyden, 25 Aug 11:21

UK.gov: Size matters, and we like it SMALL but MORE

Bigger targets for smaller businesses in latest meaningless pledge
Kat Hall, 25 Aug 09:29

If new NetApp CEO George Kurian has a plan it's under his hat

Hints at converged FlexPod, OnTap-as-a-service and NVMe support at Australian event
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 06:27

Second Ashley Madison dump prompts more inside-job speculation

The second data dump from Ashley Madison has prompted renewed speculation that the whole hack was an inside job.

LA explosion knocks LogMeIn's British customers offline

An explosion in Los Angles last night triggered a power blackout and data centre outage, which led to a knock-on impact for UK customers of LogMeIn today, who were left unable to access remote desktop services, The Register can reveal.

Salesforce back in the red, reviews future black ink orders

After a brief interlude in the black, Salesforce is back in more familiar loss-making territory, according to the financials for its second financial quarter this year.
Boarders take over a ship

Imation now fully under activist investor's control

Imation's progress towards its uncertain future of big changes has taken another step forward, as an activist investor took the board chair after getting the CEO ejected from his directorship.

Opinion

Trevor Pott

Why aren't you, personally, stopping the moronocalypse?
Star Trek Into Darkness

Chris Mellor

Federation fissiparousness to form co-ordinated divisions
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Chris Mellor

EMC is ahead overall with HDS mounting an IoT catch-up
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Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
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Last Christmas, I gave you my Cloud, the very next day you gave it away
Time to pull out the magnifying glass to swot up on those Ts&Cs
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Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me