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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

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
Rickmote

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

More vulnerabilities were discovered in Google Chrome last year than any other piece of core internet software – that's according to research that also found 2014 clocked record numbers of zero-day flaws.
Red Hat

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

Red Hat's shares are on the up after the Linux distro maker beat Wall Street's expectations in its fourth financial quarter, ended February 28.

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

First Look Hands on with the preview tools for the UAP
HP cloud

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

HP loves a big box with a few lights on it and the latest is HP's Cloudline range of servers, launched in March. The products are unsurprisingly (the clue is in the name) said to be particularly well-suited for deployment in cloud-centric data centres.
A kite

Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

A hosted edition of LibreOffice is planned as a free and open alternative to Office 365 and Google Docs by year's end.

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

Apple takes ACID-compliant NoSQL upstart FoundationDB

Cupertino won't say why, or for how much, or if the sun came up today
Simon Sharwood, 24 Mar 23:58

Former Misco exec rocks up at Tech Data

Gary Withington made UK corporate and field sales director
Paul Kunert, 24 Mar 17:13

NCC bags security services outfit Accumuli for £55m

UK firm's 'business of three halves' may soon have four halves?
Kat Hall, 24 Mar 15:21

Microsoft's three-way only goes one way: Backends merge into Azure App Service

Come into our cloud, urges Redmond
Iain Thomson, 24 Mar 13:00

Calyx Managed Services break-up begins. Just like we told you

Break-fix and carrier arms offloaded for £5.5m in cash
Paul Kunert, 24 Mar 12:28

Dell denies 'insecure autoupdate app' flings open PC backdoor

Gov software implant? Not us - never, says hardware giant
John Leyden, 24 Mar 11:19

Equinix looking for friends to fuel enterprise push

New Melbourne bit barn joins
Simon Sharwood, 24 Mar 04:02

Windows 10 apps to rule them all – phones, slabs and PCs: Microsoft pulls out 'universal' tool

Don't expect to run them on phones yet, though
Neil McAllister, 23 Mar 23:11

Got a killer Microsoft or Oracle cloud deal? Start sweating

Analysis Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Gavin Clarke, 23 Mar 18:54
Larry Ellison

Oracle in dollar bother – but Larry's in a fighting mood over cloudy future

Larry Ellison appears unbothered by Oracle's third-quarter revenues remaining flat at US$9.3bn, despite that sum disappointing financial analysts.
Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe: Flash, pah. Look, we're doing just fine in the cloud, thank you

Adobe has reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of 2015 ahead of what it called are strong financial figures.
NUtanix logoi

Nutanix takes a hyper-converged swipe at VMware's top cert

Nutanix has just announced a new certification, and sent a shot across VMware's bows by doing so.

HP takes channel types back to school

HP GPC Product specific sales certifications for HP Enterprise Group resellers are to be struck off in favour of four centred on hybrid IT, big data, mobility and security.

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

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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