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How's VMware doing? Like a bull in a China shop, boasts virty beast

Growth in Middle Kingdom plus beans spilled on software-defined networking cash
Jack Clark, 22 Jul 23:22

Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations
John Leyden, 22 Jul 17:04

Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

Fatcats slapped for 'depressing' outsource bill
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 16:13

Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 13:16

EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff

Analysis Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 12:42

Experts gathered round corpse of PC market: It's ALIVE! Alive, we tell you

Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT<
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 10:29
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SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

When England played in Ecuador and Honduras for “warm weather training” in June ahead of the World Cup, they’d already lost the tournament – they just didn’t know it.
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Dell and Unitrends both bulk up their backup

There’s feverish development in the SME backup market as Dell and Unitrends follow NAKIVO in fortifying their product offerings.

Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

Redmond decides it won't replace Masters certifications, so lesser certs get more rigour

Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement

Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke
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Samsung supplier halts assembly line amid child-labor probe

Debt collectors are literally circling the factory of a Chinese supplier to Samsung, where the assembly line remains halted following allegations that it hired underage workers.
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Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT TO THE RESCUE!

Microsoft is kicking off a corporate overhaul with the introduction of new policies limiting the numbers of corporate conventions and contracted workers.

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 14:07

UK.gov pops lid off £70m barrel of non-Cloudable hosting pork

Come and get it while it's still porky, shouts Cabinet Office
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 11:54

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 09:27

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 07:27

Did HP just tip its hand on Autonomy? Spoiler: It was a busted flush

Analysis Breaking the news, literally, about the Pope, a Brit biz and a reseller
Jack Clark, 18 Jul 23:06

Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
Jack Clark, 18 Jul 18:45

Brit IT firm turnaround man: He's fixed the broken toilet, can he fix the busted biz?

We chat to big cheese at Phoenix IT Group
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 15:02

Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android
Gavin Clarke, 18 Jul 13:59

HP CEO Meg Whitman dons TRIPLE CROWN of POWER

Former eBay boss now CEO, pres AND chairman of tech titan
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 13:01

Out of Luczo, Seagate? Revenues and profits are shrinking again

Never mind, we've plenty of orders coming for H2 – Steve
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 12:02

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops
John Leyden, 18 Jul 11:01

What's inside AMD's life-support machine? A big pile o' PlayStation 4s and XBox Ones

Sick man of silicon's x86 sales hit hard by PC world, but CEO seems happy
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jul 04:33

Google's revenues swell yet again, yet big earnings elude it

Just a few billion in profit for Q2, ho hum
Neil McAllister, 18 Jul 00:58
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Donahue grabs Atlantis double crown: Takes CEO and pres titles

Atlantis Computing, the ILIO VDI and USX VMware acceleration software company, has replaced its CEO. Jason Donahue will be taking over from Bernard Harguindeguy.

Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy Israeli security firm Aorato for $200 million after this week pouring cold water on its claim to have discovered a critical flaw in Active Directory.

Rackspace chases the channel with hands-on 'managed cloud'

Rackspace has decided that cloud users want more than self-service and has launched a “managed” cloud service that will see it feed and groom its customers' cloudy servers.

Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises

IBM and Apple have forged a pact to sell software to enterprises: Apple will handle support and IBM will actually sell the iPads and iPhones, which will be loaded with Big Blue's ported apps. Oh yes.

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Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Satya Nadella
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Tom Pappas

We all know hardware lasts longer than 3 years so why bin good kit?
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Andrew Orlowski

NO WAY are you putting it on iOS and Android, screech commentards

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