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Security FUD and malware outbreaks boost Sophos' coffers

Targeting the 'underserved mid-market' pays off nicely
John Leyden, 28 Jul 12:02

BT sees 35% sales gain as it digests hearty EE meal

Look Ofcom, we're reforming Openreach OK. No need for legal split
Kat Hall, 28 Jul 08:56

Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

Prefers to avoid legal limbo
Kat Hall, 28 Jul 08:31

Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

Device life measured in minutes
Iain Thomson, 27 Jul 19:36

NATO holds up £2.5bn platter of IT procurement deals: Help yourselves

Alliance is to splurge cash on plethora of new hardware and software
Gareth Corfield, 27 Jul 15:02

Boo hoo. Brexit to hit Capita's bottom line

Don't worry, outsourcing giant is still doing a roaring trade
Kat Hall, 27 Jul 11:56
Projects at risk

MPs reiterate risks of mega £10bn Aspire contract overhaul

UK MPs have warned that HMRC (HM Revenues and Customs) may struggle to overhaul its expensive £10bn IT systems with Capgemini, and that further cuts could ultimately waste more taxpayers' cash.
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Services income helps Juniper keep Q2 from collapse

The tough networking market continues to make growth difficult for the big names: Juniper Networks has reported flat year-on-year Q2 2016 revenue and has warned of a flat outlook.

What's losing steam at Apple? Pretty much everything

Cook: Hey, we thought it was going to be even worse

Europe gives Privacy Shield one year to work

But privacy watchdogs warn they'll be gunning for it come 2017

Citrix's GoTo goes to LogMeIn in $2bn merger

LogMeIn has effectively taken over Citrix's unwanted GoTo business.
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Odds are your office is ill-prepared for network-ransacking ransomware

Organizations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware, a report by Cisco warns.

It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards

KeySniffer – does what it says on the tin
John Leyden, 26 Jul 15:58

Commvault's growing, even if profits dipped into losses this quarter

A million here, a couple of million there
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 15:29

Ofcom: Legal separation will force Openreach to eat more fibre

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Kat Hall, 26 Jul 14:38

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

Euro cops, Intel and Kaspersky slay Shade ransomware

No More Ransom campaign kicks off
Iain Thomson, 25 Jul 21:52

Seagate to dismount and fsck its ClusterStor?

'We're unable to provide any other information at this time'
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 20:53

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

Updated TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Upset Punters
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 19:46

SFW is Safe For Civica: EU Ref software biz gobbled up

SFWxit? Civixit? Something like that
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 17:54

Systemax flogs German sub to CANCOM

Sound of a group break-up? Nah, just exiting 'our most challenging market'
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 14:32

Official: AMD now stands for Avoiding Miserable Death

AMD fans are over the moon today as their favorite processor designer has sold more chips than expected in the three months to June 25.

Bosses at UK infosec biz Quadsys confess to hacking rival reseller

Five men working at UK-based IT security reseller Quadsys confessed today to hacking into a rival's database.
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UK councils refuse to push data into the cloud

The majority of the UK's local councils run two or more data centres each, suggesting cloudy adoption is still a long way off for local gov, according to Freedom of Information research.

Ransomware gang: How can I extort you today?

Three out of four ransomware criminal gangs are willing to negotiate the shakedown price. And all the operators of file encrypting ransomware scams will give victims more time to pay up.

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Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
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

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