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Telstra goes for Chinese takeaway with Pacnet buy

AUD$697m buys Australian carrier bit barns and subsea cables across Asia
Simon Sharwood, 23 Dec 05:04

Working over Christmas? Government tech suppliers will be

Network Services tender and 700 questions cause Xmas upset, delays
Paul Kunert, 22 Dec 07:00

HP's shareholder settlement deal over Autonomy merger DENIED – again

Judge: 'a whole universe of potential claims relinquished'
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 18:44

Windows Server 2003 custom support could cost MILLIONS

Got a few million tucked under the mattress for Microsoft?
Paul Kunert, 19 Dec 15:04

Merlot and hot dogs: Atos snaps up Xerox's outsourcing biz for $1.05bn

Plan for world domination based on shrugs and '3-year strategic plan’
Kat Hall, 19 Dec 11:41

Daisy Group: so long AIM, it's been emotional, sort of

B2B comms and tech outfit to cancel share trading from 22 January
Paul Kunert, 19 Dec 11:24
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Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

The latest evolution of the online bank account raiding Trojan ZeuS is the webcam-spying Chthonic malware, according to researchers.

Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.

How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

Tosser alert: Diamond-encrusted Apple gold watch out next summer

Microsoft fires legal salvo at phone 'tech support' scammers

Sick callers face fingering from Redmond's revenge
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Red Hat CFO reaches for eject cord after Street-beating performance

Red Hat chief financial officer Charlie Peters announced on Wednesday that he's stepping down from the company, even as it reported another quarter of strong earnings that beat even its own guidance.

Rivals feel power of EMC's storage software bite

IDC's latest storage software (SW) tracker numbers show top dog EMC is continuing to rule the kennels, with a chunkier market share than both its nearest rivals combined.

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

Too many people still running random .exe files in spam attachments
John Leyden, 18 Dec 10:35

TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account

Buggy software and bad deployment borked Redmond's cloud
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 08:29

Oracle, the King of Cloud? Maybe in Ellison's world

Analysis Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 08:03

Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party

Boffins take out - then replace - Christmas fun
Team Register, 18 Dec 07:03

Softlayer hops into Equinix's Cloud Exchange

Last in, best dressed
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 04:01

Hurd'n'Catz leading Oracle to the cloud, but core biz still lags

Software, hardware remained sluggish in Q2
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 00:04

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Next build to be a major update
Neil McAllister, 17 Dec 21:50

Could Cisco's Intercloud give it another chokehold on the Internet?

Interview We asked senior veep Nick Earle what it means
Joe Fay, 17 Dec 16:54

Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

Third parties must comply to new standard
John Leyden, 17 Dec 15:02

ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

Toothless watchdog growls, firm says 'LA LA LA, WE'RE NOT LISTENING'
Kat Hall, 17 Dec 12:43

Dixphone's half-year P&L accounts are in. So much RED INK

Restructuring charges wipe out 'barnstorming' UK sales at Frankencorp
Paul Kunert, 17 Dec 12:14

EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

Selling knick-knacks? Register or face taxman's WRATH
Jennifer Baker, 17 Dec 10:58

HOW MUCH did WD pay for Skyera? Join the dots, work it out

Comment WD gros fromage: It wasn't $400m
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 09:04

Oi, channel peeps. Stop giving money to AWS for IaaS - EMC

Build your own hybrid cloud for apps and give the bricks 'n' mortar cash to us
Paul Kunert, 16 Dec 15:58
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Did we read that right... 46% growth? UK server market was HUGE in Q3

Perceived wisdom among server makers was that the era of year-on-year double digits revenue hikes each quarter was long gone - and yeah, they probably are - but UK suppliers still received a welcome financial fillip in Q3.
Bang by Guian Bolisay

VMware exiting 2014 with a bang and a security whimper

The productive bits of 2014 may be ebbing away fast, but VMware's not slowing down: the company's shoved a few notables out the door in recent days.
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Cisco to release flying pig – Snort 3.0

Cisco's going to release a flying pig.
Facepalm by Ron Mander

Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

Another Patch Tuesday, another mess for Microsoft, which has pulled update 3004394, aka “December 2014 update for Windows Root Certificate Program in Windows”.

Opinion

Neil McAllister

Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Pure Storage array

Neil McAllister

How the cloud taught Redmond to play by a new set of rules
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Chris Mellor

Tandberg and Sphere3D deals offer hope after 18 bad ones

Features

Pebble Steel
Meet the man who accidentally created the smartwatch hype
No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
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Frodo and the Ring
Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that
Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond debate Scottish independence
You keep the call centres, Hamish, we'll take the banks