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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

IBM win means Linux is saved! Again!
Simon Sharwood, 19 Dec 07:31

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
Paul Kunert, 19 Dec 07:02

Microsoft begins war against fake phone tech support scams

Sick callers face fingering from Redmond's revenge
Iain Thomson, 19 Dec 05:30

Red Hat CFO reaches for eject cord after Street-beating performance

Linux firm ups annual guidance yet again
Neil McAllister, 19 Dec 00:56

Rivals feel power of EMC's storage software bite

Market bounces in Q3, but somebody forgot to tell Symantec and IBM
Chris Mellor, 18 Dec 17:49

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

Microsoft has published a full, frank, and ugly account of just what went wrong when Azure Storage entered Total Inability To Support Usual Performance – TITSUP - mode in November.

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

Analysis Oracle's executive team spent most of its second-quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday talking about its cloud business – which made sense, since that was the only part of the business that showed significant growth.

Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party

Boffins take out - then replace - Christmas fun
Mark Hurd and Safra Catz

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

Oracle beat analysts' estimates for once for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, with an earnings report that otherwise showed only modest results.
Crystal ball via http://www.manoftaste.de/

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Microsoft says Windows Insider program members shouldn't be upset that no more Windows 10 Preview builds are coming this year, because the build that's expected to arrive in late January will be awesome – literally.

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

IBM: Get yer cloud services! Analytics, mobile, ten a penny

Mouthpiece gives us pile of guff about Cloud Marketplace - so we cut through it
Paul Kunert, 16 Dec 13:58

UK.gov SLASHES ICT frameworks by more than HALF

Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs
Kat Hall, 16 Dec 12:41

Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

Fake credential, premier credit cards, and 100% satisfaction, guaranteed
John Leyden, 15 Dec 23:02

Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

When Irish eyes aren't smiling
Iain Thomson, 15 Dec 22:53

BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

+Comment Soz Telefonica, BT's gone for the other one for home, mobe, TV, web 4-way
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 17:20

Private equity downs WAN furtler Riverbed in $3.6bn gulp

+Comment Thoma Bravo gives Elliott its payout
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:33

Drive-making kingpin WD gobbles Skyera... to give to HGST

Flash array packing density king bought
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:03
HockeyApp + Microsoft logos

Microsoft shells out the pucks for analytics firm HockeyApp

Microsoft has acquired HockeyApp, a service for testing and analysing apps in development for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Mac OS, for an undisclosed amount.
Pure Storage array

Don't you forget about VCE... Cisco gets cosy with Pure Storage

Comment Not content with partnering with IBM and its storage to sell its UCS servers, Cisco is now doing a Flexpod-style dance with EMC’s arch flash array enemy Pure Storage.

Oh SNAP, Microsoft! Asigra steals a march with Office 365 cloudy backup

Enterprise backup firm Asigra has added Office 365 support to its Cloud Backup product.
New infantry kit modelled by British troops. Credit: MoD

So, does anyone in UK.gov actually know what G-Cloud is for? Apparently not

Updated Data centre supplier Ark has backtracked over the length of a G-Cloud deal with the Ministry of Defence - insisting the contract is actually for two years not ten, as it had originally indicated.

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
Love

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