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New VDI recipe: Pinch of Cisco, spoon of VMware, mix with X-IO arrays

Add salt as required
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 18:31

Samsung abandons Chromebooks, laptops, PCs in Europe

Want a Sammy Chromebook? Live in Blighty? Forget it
Paul Kunert, 23 Sep 18:02

HP is giving away FREE* STORAGE to lucky server customers

And you don't even have to buy HP hardware. How about that?
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 14:28

The object of the game: NetApp 'Amazon-izes' StorageGRID

Web-scale object storage with geo-distributed erasure coding
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 12:42

Phones 4u demise: 1,700 employees laid off with redundo package

'Limited interest in remaining 362 stores', says administrator PwC
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Sep 10:58

Adobe swallows Aviary, hopes to stuff Creative Cloud into mobes

Firm will open up APIs to third parties with new Creative SDK

Microsoft vs the long arm of US law: Straight outta Dublin

Comment The US government can get access to your data stored outside the United States. A controversial ruling by the New York District Court made it clear earlier this year just how far US warrants can extend. The judge ruled that Microsoft had to hand over customer data it was holding in its Dublin data centre. But this is not the end of the matter.
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Apple passcode-protects iOS 8 devices, but cops can still inhale your iCloud

Improved security features in iOS 8 prevent Apple from unlocking phones – even for law enforcement. But search warrant-holding cops can still get almost everything through iCloud backups, according to ElcomSoft.

Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it

CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech

Huawei buys Cambridge Internet of Things pioneer Neul

Fridge shall speak unto smartwatch

Hungry Brit giant Daisy Group extends D-day for buying consortium

The takeover saga at B2B tech and comms outfit Daisy Group looks set to rumble on for a bit longer yet after the London-listed biz again extended the deadline for a consortium of prospective buyers to prepare a bid.
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Huawei's top UK mobile man walks out in shock resignation

Mark Mitchinson, executive veep of Huawei's UK and Ireland consumer devices division, will leave the Chinese firm at the end of the month.

Bill Gates, drugs and the internet: Top 10 Larry Ellison quotes

'I certainly never expected to become rich ... this is surreal'
Gavin Clarke, 22 Sep 12:01

One-time direct sales giant Dell weds world's largest tech distie... in the UK

Do you, Dell UK, take Ingram Micro to have and to hold?
Paul Kunert, 22 Sep 11:42

EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper

+Comment Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 10:03

EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass

Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Sep 09:31

Report: EE in talks to scoop up 60 Phones 4u stores from troubled High Street retailer

Carrier at centre of row has just hours to secure deal
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Sep 12:37

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer

887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Sep 14:05

TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

Be afeared, me hearties, these scoundrels be spying our signals
John Leyden, 19 Sep 10:03

Who's that at the door, storage box flingers? It's the hard drive makers. No, they are not smiling

Analysis Nice treasure chest ye have there. Shame if it fell overboard
Chris Mellor, 19 Sep 07:04

First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St

Database giant still not feline the love in new hardware and software sales
Neil McAllister, 18 Sep 22:26

Oracle's Larry Ellison quits as CEO – new bosses are Hurd'n'Catz

Larry to spend more time with his, er, in his CTO chair
Neil McAllister, 18 Sep 20:30

Microsoft's axeman Nadella fills baskets with 2,100 fresh heads

Round 2 of layoffs sees jobs cut company-wide
Neil McAllister, 18 Sep 19:27

Aggressive HGST hurls flashy humdingers at online archiving

Comment Sooner or later a big player's going to catch one in the eye
Chris Mellor, 18 Sep 08:57

Apple's Cook: We have never allowed g-men access to Apple servers

Only hackers can see your nude selfies, not feds
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:31

Read IBM's note to staff announcing mandatory training and 10% pay cut

Big Blue says its outsourcing bods aren't up to snuff on buzzword tech
Neil McAllister, 17 Sep 23:42
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Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water

Phones 4u's website is currently telling customers that it is unable to trade due to "the unexpected decision of EE and Vodafone to withdraw supply" from the retailer.
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Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

Huawei - the planet’s third biggest shifter of smartphones - has abandoned plans to build more devices based on Windows due to slower than expected sales.
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Big Blue bludgeons its way to top of software-defined storage kingdom

IDC has ranked IBM as the top supplier of Software-Defined Storage Platforms (SDS-P) in its second quarter 2014 Worldwide Storage Software Qview survey.
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China, clouds, to kill data centre tech market growth

China's data centre kit-providers will take two per cent of the global market from current suppliers, according to newly-released Gartner research titled “Four Highly Disruptive Factors Will Challenge the Survival of Incumbent Data Center Market Vendors.”

Opinion

Houses of Parliament in night-time

Andrew Orlowski

Come on everybody, let's upload all our stuff into Government by Cloud
Joe Tucci EMC
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Felipe Costa

Pressure to perform for stock market bearing down on disties
Columns of coins in the cloud

Michael Cote

Anything that simple to use has got to be complex to set up
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