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Sing it, Systemax: 10 straight quarters plunging in a row, 10 straight quar....

Sales FINALLY on rise for reseller... by 1.4%
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 09:29

Pleased to meet you. I'm Joe Bloggs, MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champ

What a mouthful. Do customers care? Six title-holders quizzed
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 07:28

Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere

Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 06:28

'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

Leaking sprinklers, overheated thermostats and picked locks all online
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 05:28

Microsoft rolls up more Windows Server 2012 R2 updates

Office 365 monitoring and virtual machine visualiser among 40-plus tweaks
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 02:58

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 22:24

Texan firm buys disaster recovery bods Neverfail

UK business continuity specialist Neverfail has been acquired by US-based Artisan Infrastructure in a quiet and unannounced deal.
Euro notes

Ah, so that's why French IT giant Atos is officially full of Bull

The old adage that there's safety in numbers could well be applied to systems integrators Bull and Atos as they come together in a marriage due to be consummated next month.

MoJ IT workers 'n' pals extend strike action over privatisation

Fears of cuts when shared services gig moves to Steria

Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told
Columns of coins in the cloud

TV rudeboy and Outsourcery boss Linney joins Gov.UK SME panel

The government has enlisted the boss of an SME yet to win any business via G-Cloud to advise on ways to, er, oil the wheels of commerce for other small traders that have similarly found public sector contract success elusive.
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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

Organisations should get their antivirus products security tested before deployment because the technology across the board dangerously elevates attack surfaces, COSEINC researcher Joxean Koret says.

Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

Fix coming for bug that makes Kerberos croak when you run two domain controllers
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jul 06:58

Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

In the tech sector, anyway...
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 11:07

AWS hell no: Can Microsoft Azure sales beat Amazon's cloud?

Comment Bezos behemoth is tottering at the top
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 10:42

HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app

Reaches deal over eponymous software spat
Team Register, 28 Jul 10:21

Arcserve on split-up with CA Technologies: 'We’re a startup now. We’re really hungry'

Analysis We're profitable and we'll stay profitable - sales veep
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 09:43

Colbert report reveals VMware's AirWatch integration plan

Sync and social sharing drawn onto simplified but undated roadmap
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jul 00:27

SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud

Analysis Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Jack Clark, 26 Jul 08:07

NO SALE: IBM won't cash in its chips with GlobalFoundries after all

Chip fab firm wanted IBM's brains but thought its facilities had 'little or no value' – report
Neil McAllister, 25 Jul 23:33

Healthy Fibre biz fattens QLogic's bottom line... and not before time

Only way is up for storage adapter supplier
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 16:03

The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost

Just don't ask about operating profits...
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 13:58

Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

Europe hits saturation
Simon Rockman, 25 Jul 12:01

UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

Analysis What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 11:36

The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

With all appliances and means to boot... Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 09:27

Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt

Telecom-directed virty efforts won't be pitched at mainstream workloads … yet
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 06:32

HP's Machine and IBM's $3bn R&D splash – aka how to survive Google

Comment IBM and HP are trying to invent their way out of severe problems that lurk in their future.

HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

Worstall on Wednesday The recent news of layoffs from computing giants provides proof, once again, of an old economic saw. It is not actually big businesses that create jobs, it's the small and new ones.
Houses of Parliament at night-time

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes

Analysis Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked up the big changes he has in store for the company during a conference call with financial analysts on Tuesday. And among his plans were "universal" apps that can run on any Windows platform.

Opinion

Lightning

Jack Clark

Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Satya Nadella
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Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
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Big Blue exec tells El Reg what to keep an eye on
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As good as it gets, for now
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