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Rigby clan jumps into private equity game

Industry vet Paul Eccleston heads up investment arm for Midlands-based group
Paul Kunert, 02 Jul 17:11

Kelway MD: A deal with CDW is NOT around the corner

'Listen people, calm down and carry on'
Paul Kunert, 02 Jul 16:29

Fujitsu 'insurgent' Keegan pops up in top EMEIA post

Ireland boss adds UK to her list of duties
Paul Kunert, 02 Jul 14:31

Atos buys up Xerox ITO, splashing almost $1 billion in process

French firm sets its sights on US takeover
Kat Hall, 02 Jul 12:02

NHS IT failures mount as GP data system declared unfit for purpose

‘Failed projects have long been an expensive cliché … this is no exception’
Kat Hall, 02 Jul 08:03

Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

Not interested in punishing companies 'left, right and centre'
Kat Hall, 02 Jul 06:33
Windows XP

Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

Here we are again in the early days of a month, so off we go to Netmarketshare and StatCounter to see what the world's computers are running.
HP Logo splitting in two

We read Hewlett Packard Enterprise's 316-page post-split blueprint so you don't have to

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two new companies that will emerge once the current HP splits off its PCs and printers business from its enterprise IT offerings, has filed Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, an important milestone in the separation process.

Former VMware staffer blows whistle on government pricing plan

Virtzilla and partner Carahsoft to pay US$75 MEELLION in overcharging settlement
GlobalFoundries Fab 8

IBM gets green light to sell off chips biz to GlobalFoundries

IBM looks to be in the clear to sell off its ailing chippery division to GlobalFoundries after US regulators gave the deal the nod on Tuesday.
Exit sign. Pic:  Lukas Kästner

HP's split surgeon Bill Veghte splits from HP

Bill Veghte, the HP exec who since October has led the company's effort to split into two separate businesses, is parting ways with the firm.

Cisco gobbles OpenDNS, sorts out cloud security portfolio

'Vast new wave of opportunities for security breaches’

Confused Colt dumps the IT services market while revenues shrink

Company will burn millions shutting down biz
Kat Hall, 30 Jun 14:21

Half of Windows Server 2003 fans will miss July's security cut-off

Please, sir, can we have a Custom Support Agreement?
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jun 13:39

Universal Credit white elephant needs 'urgent breakthrough' says MP

£16bn moneypit project shambles on, ignoring deadlines as it goes
Kat Hall, 30 Jun 12:40

Surging US dollar curbs global IT budgets

5.5% fall masks increased activity, says Gartner
Drew Cullen, 30 Jun 10:58

VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

Brit boffins' test of 14 prominent privacy tunnels finds leaks galore thanks to IPv6 mess
Darren Pauli, 30 Jun 06:32

Wallet wafting into the Cloud? Amazon hears your pain

Launches tools to forestall surprises
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jun 04:26

We’re in bed together, admit Intel Security, Trend Micro and NCA

Infosec firms confirm they're dating – but not exclusively

Tech Mahindra posts profit warning: The end for Indian outsourcing?

‘Seasonally weak’ mobility business to blame
Kat Hall, 29 Jun 11:03

Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

'Significant issues already exist' with spybox tech, too
Kat Hall, 29 Jun 08:32

Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

Analysis It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July
Tim Anderson, 29 Jun 07:02

Cloud storage is a three-way race with no contenders

AWS, Google and Azure in front, but archiving not core workloads are the sweet spot
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jun 02:58

Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog

Project is one of four so bad it's easier to flush the money down the toiilet
Kat Hall, 26 Jun 14:31

Layoff-happy Capita charges staff to use cutlery in canteens

It's almost as if they WANT people to leave
Paul Kunert, 26 Jun 13:33
Central Intelligence Agency

CIA-funded spy data safe Palantir doubles in value in 18 months

CIA-backed Big Data analytics outfit Palantir is about to embark on a fundraising round that will value the biz at $20bn (£13bn), according to reports.
IBM Headquarters, Armonk, NY

First Microsoft, now IBM: Box deals are coming thick and fast

IBM and Box are hopping into bed together, a move intended to satisfy their respective desires for cloud and scale.

$125m VC war chest awaits NTT Com Security's outgoing boss

The hedge fund that outgoing NTT Com Security overlord Simon Church is joining has $125m to splash on new investments in cyber defence and data services.
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Pure Storage snatches chief marketeer from rival EMC

Pure Storage is at it again: the all flash array startup has raided bitter rival EMC's reservation and made off with chief marketing officer Jonathan Martin, who will fulfil the same function at his new paymaster.

Opinion

Windows 10 on Surface 3

Tim Anderson

It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July
Wine Taps by N Wong, Flickr, CC 2.0 License

Simon Sharwood

Clouds sell compute by the glass. On-premises kitmakers want to sell wine-as-a-service

Greg Knieriemen

Privacy, security, information sovereignty, what we all want, right?
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, speaking at Build 2015

Andrew Orlowski

Redmond devotees may as well have demanded manga desktop wallpaper
Android icon desktop toys

Andrew Orlowski

Samsung ponders thwarted efforts to climb up the stack

Dale Vile

Or more to the point, what people do with it

Features

Android icon desktop toys
Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me
Standard Form 86 reads like a biography of each intelligence worker
Protestor barricade image via Shutterstock
Breaking through the hardware barricades to a new network state
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Miss Piggy sings opera
Collapsed house
‘AWS is to the era of cloud what Microsoft is to client/server’