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EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit

Forget AWS (sort of): We've still got skin in the game
Paul Kunert, 26 Jul 13:12

ClusterStor is clearly alive (but Havant's still closing) – Seagate VP

Ken Claffey clarifies ClusterStor after PR 'no comment' snafu
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 10:58

UK membership of Council of Europe has implications for data protection after Brexit

Comment Maybe Brits don't need GDPR

Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

...kind of (c'mon – you didn't think it would go all the way!)
Kat Hall, 26 Jul 08:00

Failing projects pray blockchain works as 'magic middleware'

And fail anyway, as will you in 'the year of pointless blockchain projects' says analyst
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jul 07:48

Micron sets a canary to watch over its stock in case of takeover

Poison pill filing sparks speculation about aggressive buy-out action
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Jul 03:02
Liam Neeson Taken

Euro cops, Intel and Kaspersky slay Shade ransomware

A joint operation by Europol, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Intel, and Kaspersky has seized the command and control servers for the Shade ransomware strain and published code that allows anyone hit by the malware to decrypt their files.
Road Closed sign

Seagate to dismount and fsck its ClusterStor?

Amid the looming closure of its Havant facility in the UK, Seagate has nothing to say about the future of ClusterStor, its HPC disk array product line that was engineered there.

Zen loses its chill: UK biz ISP falls offline for four hours and counting

Updated TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Upset Punters
The big split

Systemax flogs German sub to CANCOM

The break up of Systemax’s European operations may have just started after it brokered a “definitive agreement” to sell the Misco German subsidiary to CANCOM for an undisclosed sum.
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Not-BT-Openreach' biz CityFibre sextuples pipeline

Cable-layer CityFibre has booked a six-fold increase in contracts during its first half of 2016, with £53.8m in the pipeline compared with £8.1m for the same period last year.

Lenovo: Our gear will be 10% more pricey from 1 August

Exclusive Chinese giant joins post-Brexit vote price bump club
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 11:06

Is digital fraud big in UK? British abacus-botherers finally have some answers

Hacking, malware: the numbers
John Leyden, 25 Jul 10:27

What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
SA Mathieson, 25 Jul 08:01

IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

Everything's bigger in Texas … including the fraud, allegedly
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 23:36

Revealed: How Dell can afford $67bn for EMC – by selling $650k laptops

World exclusive Ambitious finance plan looks to bring big bucks
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 19:48

Guess who gets hit hard by IR35 tax clampdown? Yep, IT contractors

More tax, no extra benefits. Ta, HMRC
Kat Hall, 22 Jul 15:00

Third time unlucky? HPE in redundancy talks with UK services staff

Volunteers, walk this way
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 14:02

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

Some downsides, but most Windows users will be surprised
Tim Anderson, 22 Jul 13:03

Reasons to be cheerful at Insight: Let's start with bring your dog to work

Reseller giant spells out employee benefits
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 12:46

They kept that quiet. PC sales via distributors DID rise in Q2

Company execs to keep jobs/ feed kids etc
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 11:58

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Brexit, weak pound. A price hike is coming

Exclusive Servers, storage, legacy networking now up 6-10%
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 11:36

Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

Blames shonky billing migration
Kat Hall, 22 Jul 10:24

Ingram Micro and Tianjin Tianhai: Go on, PROBE us

Proposed $6bn merger 'voluntarily' submitted to US Foreign Investment Commish
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 10:06

Oracle tools up for cloud wars with sales re-org

'Half focus is no focus'
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 08:30
Two eggs hugging couple arranged in carton

VMware/Cisco software-defined spat thaws as ACI comes to vSphere

When VMware acquired Nicira and released its NSX product, it looked like Virtzilla and Cisco were on a collision course. But now Cisco has added a vCenter plug-in to the new version of its own software-defined networking (SDN) software, one of several signs that the two companies are working together while also competing to manage networks.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft Azure doubles up to $800m a quarter – and is wiped out by dying phone sales

Analysis All eyes were on Microsoft's cloud business today as it published its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.
Raised hands vote

Eat me, Michael: 98% of EMC shareholders back Dell mega-gobble

EMC shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to accept Dell's $60bn plus offer to merge the two companies into a new entity called Dell Technologies.

DDoS trends: Bigger, badder but not longer

DDoS attacks once again escalated in both size and frequency during the first six months of 2016.

Opinion

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Chris Mellor

BTIG analysts ponder Pure's position and fall in (qualified) love
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Enrico Signoretti

Flash cacher gets undermined by cheapening flash

Gavin Clarke

If only lawyers could make money rather than costing money

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Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'
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Last of Steve Ballmer's old guard heads for the exit
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